upper-division intro course--QUERY

Bonnie Glass-Coffin, Ph.D. (glasscob@CC.USU.EDU)
Fri, 27 Oct 1995 16:16:20 -0600

Hello fellow anthro-list'ers:

I am in the early stages of developing a course syllabus for an
upper-division undergraduate level/graduate level INTRODUCTORY course in
cultural anthropology. Students targetted include 1) Graduate students in
other fields (Sociology, Folklore, American Studies, History, Geography,
Psychology, Interdisciplinary Studies etc.) who would like or need a
familiarity with the discipline but who have no background in Anthro before
coming to grad school. 2) Undergraduate students majoring in Anthropology
who have had a four-field intro course but who need more background in
cultural anthropology before taking anthro theory.

I currently teach a 4-field intro (I've used Haviland and currently use
Daniel Gross' book as well as the Podolefsy and Brown reader). I've never
taught intro. to cultural anthro (and since cultural anthro was my focus in
grad school I petitioned out of all the intro to cultural anthro courses
that might have given me an idea where to start creating my own

Soooo, if anyone out there has developed such a course or can suggest some
resources they've used to develop such a course, I'd enjoy corresponding
and would appreciate any ideas. Also, are there any intro to cultural texts
out there that you have used successfully or especially like for
upperdivision undergrads or grads? I'm especially interested in texts that
address paradigmatic issues in cultural anthropology as well as basic
concepts. I'm also interested in identifying a set of ethnographies/and or
a reader to complement a general text.

Anyway, thanks so much in advance! I look forward to hearing from all kind
souls who can help me out at either my personal e-mail address or via the
Bonnie Glass-Coffin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-0730
ph: 801-797-4064
e-mail: glasscob@cc.usu.edu