ANTHR 6000

ANTHR 6000

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

Focuses on an appreciation of symbolic, expressive, and representational forms and processes both as producers and products of social activities. Through the study of symbolic anthropology, structuralism, exchange, myth and ritual, religion, gender, personhood, linguistics, semiology, etc., the course investigates how identity and meaning are linked to the practical exigencies of social life. While emphasizing aspects of the discipline generally associated with cultural anthropology, the course endeavors to set the stage for a dialectical understanding of social, political, economic, and symbolic activities as interrelated phenomena. The works of de Saussure, Levi-Strauss, Dumont, Geertz, Victor Turner, Sahlins, among others, as well as contemporary theories are given careful attention.

When Offered Fall.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7075 ANTHR 6000   SEM 101