Course Description

Course Name

Introduction to Anthropology

Session: VRMF3123

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course introduces a series of classical and recent topics of social and cultural anthropology: language, economy, kinship, religion, politics, myth, symbolism, gender, social stratification, ethnicity and nationalism, globalization. Showing how anthropologists have approached these topics through cultural comparison, theoretical discussions will be combined with ethnographic examples taken from a variety of world cultures. Providing a basic vocabulary to the discipline, the course will invite systematic questioning of taken-for-granted assumptions concerning human beings and their behavior.

*Course content subject to change