Welcome to anthropology
The 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
Improve your English at the Communication Cafe
English Language Learning (ELL)
Communication Cafe, Fall Term, Starting on September 11, 2012
Improve your English this Fall term! The Communication Cafe helps
multilingual students develop their academic speaking ability.
Interesting topics are drawn from the humanities, sciences, and social
sciences. Workshops provide academic speaking practice in a fun and
Come to one session, or come to all! No registration is necessary; please just drop in. There is no fee, and new members may join any time. For the complete schedule, visit the ELL web site.
If you have any questions, contact Leora Freedman, ELL Coordinator.
Volunteer to help a student who needs you
There are students who are unable to take notes in class. You can be of great help to one of them by sharing your notes. Those who are interested in assisting with this essential service will gain valuable volunteer experience and a certificate of recognition from Accessibility Services. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer note-taker, please sign up on-line, or visit the Accessibility Services office at 215 Huron Street.
Don't Do It!
Do one of these things and you will get a 0 for the assignment or the whole course, or receive even worse punishment from the Office of Academic Integrity: cheat at tests, plagiarize your essays, submit a final essay (Phase Three) without first submitting Phase One and Phase Two 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.