Cultural Anthropology OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Cultural Anthropology Class by MIT

Published Feb 11, 2009

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Cultural anthropology helps us analyze the assumptions we have about our lives and the lives of others. 'Introduction to Anthropology,' a free course offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), provides an introduction to cultural anthropology. This OpenCourseWare from MIT is aimed at undergraduate students.

Introduction to Anthropology: Course Specifics

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Introduction to Anthropology: Course Description

This OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology teaches students how to think analytically about their lives and the lives of those in other cultures. The focus is on an appreciation of cultural differences and a study of other societies and cultures through fieldwork. The course looks at the sub-fields of anthropology, including archeology, biological anthropology and linguistics. The readings emphasize case studies of how globalization and colonization affect communities. MIT Professor James Howe teaches this free bachelor-level anthropology class.

This MIT OpenCourseWare about cultural anthropology includes lecture notes, a detailed reading list, writing assignments, a sample student paper and a final exam study guide. If you are interested in taking this free course, visit the cultural anthropology course page.

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