Anthropology 160/162/360 The Varieties of Human Experience Lecturer: Allan Hanson, Professor of Anthropology Discussion group leaders: Kate Gallaher Stapleton, Madison Huber, Nick Kessler, Wayne Yang The comparative study of human cultures, examples from native Americas, the Pacific, Africa, Asia, and contemporary Western civilization Gesturing ?yes? Pricking or swimming a witch The Hua of New Guinea Rubbing bodily fluids on children Consuming deceased loved ones Why? Gesturing ?yes?: who knows? Pricking a witch: devil?s marks Swimming a witch: the holiness of water Hua customs: nu as life force The Hua explanation of growth, decline, and death So what? What can we learn from the Hua? What can the Hua learn from us? Class mechanics Dropping, adding, discussion group changes at university enrollment center Syllabus, announcements on Blackboard Two hourly tests, final. Half lectures, half readings Sample questions will be posted on Blackboard before first hourly test. 360, 162 also have writing assignment. Will post it on Blackboard in a week or so Some lectures will parallel readings, others will be quite different. I?ll post powerpoints on Blackboard. But that?s not substitute for being here. Discussion groups discuss week?s assigned reading Attendance will be taken, your discussion group leader will explain grading policy. Note on syllabus that unexcused absence from 40% or more discussions leads to F in course. Office hours, email, telephone for all instructors are on syllabus. Contact us!
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