21A.01 How Culture Works


Class Info

Introduces diverse meanings and uses of the concept of culture with historical and contemporary examples from scholarship and popular media around the globe. Includes first-hand observations, synthesized histories and ethnographies, quantitative representations, and visual and fictionalized accounts of human experiences. Students conduct empirical research on cultural differences through the systematic observation of human interaction, employ methods of interpretative analysis, and practice convincing others of the accuracy of their findings.

This class has no prerequisites.

21A.01 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by M. Buyandelger.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 66-156.

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 How Culture Works site or on the 21A.01 Stellar site.

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