21A.00 Introduction to Anthropology: Comparing Human Cultures


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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 Fall semester, and will be instructed by G. Jones.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 5-217.

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

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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