Fall 2018 Course Descriptions for
Anthropology

ANT 150 Cultures of the World
Surveys past and present peoples of the world. Introduces students to diversity and the underlying unity of human culture from evolutionary and ecological perspectives. Suitable for nonmajors.

ANT 205 Topic: Happiness & Wellbeing
In this course we will read a selection of American literature spanning roughly the first half of the 20th century—from Henry James’ Daisy Miller (1879) to Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937). Our goal is to examine what “love” means in these texts, and by extension in American culture. Through our reading, class discussion, research, and writing, we will consider the dynamic (or not?) character of institutions, conventions, and concepts like courtship, marriage, divorce, family, gender, and sexuality in American culture.