Final Exam Drop-ins

Still have a burning question from the Evolutionary Anthropology and Social-Cultural portions of the course? If you would like to discuss concepts further in preparation for the upcoming exam, we invite you to attend a test drop in session. A TA will be on duty during the days and times listed below in AP302.

Friday, April 25: 1PM-4PM

Monday, April 28: 10AM-1PM; 1PM-4PM

Tuesday, April 29: 1PM-4PM; 4PM-7PM

Wednesday, April 20: 10AM-1PM

We wish you the best of luck!

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Don't Do It!

Adam and EveDo one of these things and you will get a 0 for the assignment or the whole course: cheat at tests, plagiarize your essays, submit a final essay without first submitting a proposal and a draft by their respective deadline, or never show up in a tutorial.

Image: Lucas Cranach the Elder , "Adam and Eve," 1538, Národní galerie, Sternberg Palace, Prague.

Welcome to anthropology

Batuan paintingThe teaching staff is excited about sharing with you the adventure of anthropology, the comprehensive, varied, and integrative study of what it means to be the social animal known as homo sapiens.

Four outstanding lecturers each cover one of four anthropological perspectives. Prof. Shawn Lehman acquaints the class with Evolutionary Anthropology, the study of the evolution and biological diversity of humans and non-human primates. Prof. Max Friesen teaches archaeology, the study of the material evidence of human activities in the past. Prof. Ivan Kalmar, the course organizer, lectures on Linguistic and Semiotic Anthropology, the study of how people represent the world to themselves and to others through language and other sign systems. Jim Stinson presents Social and Cultural Anthropology, the study of the great range of social and cultural organization in societies of varying complexity. 

Famous anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson collected thousands of paintings in Bali in the 1930's, many of them made to order. How much does the art made and sold today across Southeast Asia, such as the Balinese work seen above, owe to anthropologists? What effects do anthropologists have on the people they study? In what sense is what they study "real"? read more about Balinese art


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