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This course is an introduction to the cross-cultural study of bio-medical ethics. It examines moral foundations of the... see more

This course looks at medicine from a cross-cultural perspective, focusing on the human, as opposed to biological, side of... see more

This course seeks to examine how people experience gender - what it means to be a man or a woman - and sexuality in a... see more

If the twentieth century was the century of physics, the twenty-first promises to be the century of biology. This subject... see more

This class has been reorganized to focus primarily on the War in Iraq. As in previous years, the class still examines war... see more

We begin by considering briefly the evolution of the family, its cross-cultural variability, and its history in the West.... see more

Americans have historically preferred to think of the United States in classless terms, as a land of economic opportunity... see more

How — and why — do people seek to capture everyday life on film? What can we learn from such films? This course... see more

Sexuality and parenthood encompass some of the most ordinary and yet most profound experiences that life has to offer. In... see more

An introduction to the cross-cultural study of ethnic and national identity. We examine the concept of social identity,... see more

This course presents a survey of social theory from the 19th century to the present. The focus is on (a) the social... see more

Human beings are symbol-making as well as tool-making animals. We understand our world and shape our lives in large part... see more

Everyday we are bombarded with the word "global" and encouraged to see globalization as the quintessential transformation... see more

How can the individual be at once cause and consequence of society, a unique agent of social action and also a social... see more

Using examples from anthropology and sociology alongside classical and contemporary social theory, this course explores... see more

After decades of efforts to promote development, why is there so much poverty in the world? What are some of the root... see more

This course examines traditional performances of the Arabic-speaking populations of the Middle East and North Africa.... see more

This class introduces students to the methods and perspectives of cultural anthropology. Readings emphasize case studies... see more

These two classroom exercises introduce students to stratigraphy and the law of superposition as well as seriation,... see more

The Smithsonian Anthropology Outreach Office provides leaflets, bibliographies, lesson plans, activities, and teacher... see more

This course introduces students to some of the major social theories and debates that inspire and inform anthropological... see more

Through investigating cross-cultural case studies, this course introduces students to the anthropological study of the... see more

Explores connections between what we eat and who we are through cross-cultural study of how personal identities and... see more

The OpenCourseWare movement continues to gain steam and the addition of more and more online courses piques the interest... see more