Updates on syllabus options for a four fields Introduction to Anthropology course. Plus links to teach race and racism, explaining White Hispanic and US Census.
Within weeks of Jared Diamond’s The World Until Yesterday Napoleon Chagnon splashed in with Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes — the Yanomamo and the Anthropologists. This page offers a selection of anthropology-oriented reviews and responses. Crucial point is one lesson anthropology has learned: contemporary peoples are not pristine windows onto a primitive … Read more
Update July 2013: Revisited and updated this 2012 Introduction to Anthropology syllabus effort, tracking the links below and now please also see Best Introduction to Anthropology Syllabus – Four Fields 2013. After posting my four fields Introduction to Anthropology syllabus to the American Anthropological Association Teaching Materials Exchange, I’ve updated my Four Fields Textbook Review … Read more
For a four-field introductory course, I reviewed the Anthropology Second Edition: Lavenda & Schultz, What Does It Mean to Be Human?
Update: This post from January 2012 became part of a series about teaching anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean. The series includes: The most recent Teaching Latin America and Caribbean Anthropology 2016 and the Final Student Projects. Anthropologists Studying Immigration in the United States (May 2013). A post from January 2012 that started the … Read more
This post on Anthropology 101 in 2011 was a call to action for introductory courses to address the big themes of Human Nature, Race, & Evolution.