Cultural Anthropology

Staeck's Tuesday-Thursday Sections

Schedule of Classes

Note: The instructor reserves the right to modify this schedule as he deems appropriate.

***Additional readings in Culture Schedules are likely to be assigned as topics emerge in class.

 

Date

Topic(s)

Introducing Cultural

Anthropology

Culture Sketches.

 

19 Sept

Introduction to Course
Introduction to Anthropology
Video: Anthropologists at Work

 

 

 

24 Sept

Culture: What a Concept
Optional Video: Faces of Culture: Culture

C.1; C.2

 

 

26 Sept

Sub-Cultures, Ethnicities; and Ethnocide
Video: Anyone's Son Will Do

 

2

 

1 Oct

Anthropologists do it in the field: Fieldwork
Video: FOC:Fieldwork

C.3

 

 

3 Oct

Discussion: Culture Concept
Video: TBA

 

15

 

 

8 Oct

Language and Communication
Video: American Tongues

C.4

 

10 Oct

Examination 1

 

 

 

15 Oct

Subsistence: From Gathering to Grease
Video: Harvest of Seasons

C.5

3

17 Oct

Economics - What a Rush!

 

6, 10

 

 

22 Oct

From a Family to "the Family"
We make you an offer you can't refuse!

C.6

 

 

24 Oct

Kinship and Descent
Video: FOC-Kinship & Descent, parts 1 & 2

 

9

 

29 Oct

Your Mother's Brother's What?
Kinship Reviewed

 

 

 

31 Oct

Sex and the Single Society
Video: Killing Us Softly 3

C.7

 

5 Nov

Examination 2

 

 

 

 

7 Nov

Here Come Da' Judge!
Power, Prestige, and Control
Video: Out of the Past: Power, Prestige, & Wealth

C.8

12

 

12 Nov

Symbols in Action
Video: Heart Broken in Half

 

14

 

 

14 Nov

Zombies, Priests, and Wizards:
The Supernatural World of Humankind

C.9

1

 

 

19 Nov

Expressive Culture
Video: FOC-New Orleans Black Indians

C.10

7

 

21 Nov

Cartoon Culture

 

 

26 Nov

Staeck away at AAA meetings

 

 

 

3 Dec

 

Culture Change - It Isn't Always What You Expect
Video: The Japanese Version

C.11

 

5 Dec

TBA/Pacing

 

 

10 Dec

Examination 3

 

 

12 Dec

Optional Final Examination