Introduction to Anthropology

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Anthropology

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    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.

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