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Anthropology Introductory Courses

ANTHRO 8N. The Anthropology of Globalization

(F,Sem) Stanford Introductory Seminar. Preference to freshmen. Anthropological approach to how cultural change, economic restructuring, and political mobilization are bound up together in the process of globalization. GER:DB-SocSci

3-4 units, Aut (Ebron, P)

ANTHRO 16N. Ethnographies of North America: An Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology

(F,Sem) Stanford Introductory Seminar. Preference to freshmen. Ethnographic look at human behavior, including cultural transmission, social organization, sex and gender, culture change, and related topics in N. America. Films. GER:DB-SocSci

3-4 units, Win (Wilcox, M)

ANTHRO 18N. Glimpses of Divinity

(F,Sem) Stanford Introductory Seminar. Preference to freshmen. How human beings search for and identify the presence of the divine in everyday human life.Sources include spiritual classics in the Christian, Jewish and Hindu traditions including works by Augustine, Teresa of Avila, Jonathan Edwards, the Bhagvad Gita, the Zohar, and some ethnographies of non-literate traditions.

3 units, Win (Luhrmann, T)

ANTHRO 22N. Maya Hieroglyphic Writing

(F,Sem) Stanford Introductory Seminar. Preference to freshmen. Decipherment of classic Maya writing. Principles of archaeological decipherment. Maya calendrical, astronomical, historical, mythological, and political texts on stone, wood, bone, shell, murals, ceramics, and books (screenfold codices). Archaeology and ethnohistory of Maya scribal practice and literacy. Related Mesoamerican writing systems. The evolution of writing and the relevance of writing to theories of culture and civilization. GER:DB-SocSci, EC-GlobalCom

4 units, Spr (Fox, J)

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