World Histories of Anthropology

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Anthropology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

World Hist of Anthropology

Spring 2020

Taught By: Liliana Gil

Section: A

CRN: 7226

Credits: 4

This course serves as an introduction to anthropology by exploring anthropological traditions from different parts of the world and reflecting on the many possible historiographies of the discipline. Students will get acquainted with major themes in the British, American, and French schools of thought, as well as key concepts, such as society, culture, race, gender, and structure. Throughout the semester, students will read classic ethnographic texts alongside other genres of anthropology (photography, film, diaries, etc.). In their semester-long course project, students will research an author or tradition of their choice, preferably from outside Europe and North America. With the instructor's support, students are expected to reflect critically on the theoretical specificities of their selection while paying attention to biographical trajectories, institutional connections, and other political and geographic circumstances. For Anthropology majors, this course satisfies requirements in Writing.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Anthropology (LANT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:10pm 2/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 903

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/7/2020