21A.00 Introduction to Anthropology: Comparing Human Cultures


Class Info

Through the comparative study of different cultures, anthropology explores fundamental questions about what it means to be human. Seeks to understand how culture shapes societies, from the smallest island in the South Pacific to the largest Asian metropolis, and affects the way institutions work, from scientific laboratories to Christian mega-churches. Provides a framework for analyzing diverse facets of human experience, such as gender, ethnicity, language, politics, economics, and art.

This class has no prerequisites.

21A.00 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by A. Moran-Thomas.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 66-160.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 21A.00 was rated 5.8 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Introduction to Anthropology site or on the 21A.00 Stellar site.

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