Anthropology 101: Cultural Anthropology/English 110: Ethnography
Cultural Anthropology is the study of people’s beliefs and values, their habits and ways of life, their forms of communication and creative expression. For example, students will learn why Bedouin women in Egypt veil themselves and express feelings of love and loss in poetry and why young men become crack dealers in Harlem. In English 110, students will focus on composing ethnography, an anthropological method of research and writing that provides an in-depth description of everyday life and cultural practices. Using questionnaires, interviews, and field notes, students will investigate how their educational achievements compare to their parents’, and what impact those achievements have, and will have, on both the parents’ and students’ lives.