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  Theory in Anthropology
Sociocultural Anthropology has been through dramatic changes in the last 30 years.
As part of their work in the Indiana University Anthropology Department's "Proseminar in Sociocultural Anthropology" students have compiled webpages covering subdisciplines within the field, important organizations and associations, changes in anthropological perspectives over time, and prominent theorists.
All are valuable resources for beginning and advanced students in sociocultural anthropology.
www.indiana.edu /~wanthro/theory.htm   (71 words)

 UCSB General Catalog - Anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Anthropology students who complete the honors program, maintain grades of B or better in Anthropology 195A-B, and graduate with a minimum 3.4 grade-point average in the major will be awarded Distinction in the Major on university records and on the diploma.
Anthropology students pursuing the emphasis in women's studies must complete four graduate courses for the emphasis requirements in addition to the course requirements for anthropology; only one of the four required courses may be taken in the anthropology department.
Prerequisites: Anthropology 3 or 3SS; and, Anthropology 100 and 133.
www.catalog.ucsb.edu /2001cat/LS/anthro.htm   (8477 words)

 Columbia College Bulletin
Anthropology is concerned with the comparative study of social life and with theorizing difference and similarity historically and geographically.
Sociocultural anthropology, which we offer both as a major or concentration, comprises the largest part of the department and accounts for the majority of the faculty and course offerings.
Sociocultural anthropology focuses on the ways in which human communities are produced, contested, transformed, and theorized.
www.college.columbia.edu /bulletin/depts/anthro.php?tab=advise   (1973 words)

 Urban Anthropology
They see the separation of anthropology as the study of "primitives" and sociology as the study of industrial societies is not justified, because the West as industrial and the rest as primitive is no longer valid opposition and no society in the world has not been profoundly touched by industrialization.
The anthropology of urbanization (rural-urban migration) stands at the intersection between the urban and the rural.
Whereas urban anthropology in the 1960’s and 70’s was focused on particular issues, for example migration, kinship, poverty and so forth, derived from or contrasted to traditional-based fieldwork, by the 1980’s, they had expanded their interests to any aspect of urban life.
www.indiana.edu /~wanthro/URBAN.htm   (3268 words)

 Science in Malinowski, Bateson and Sociocultural Anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Nor is it because sociocultural anthropology has shown science to be ideologically suspect or intractably based in regimes of knowledge and power.
Sociocultural anthropology, the uniqueness of cultures and functionalism may always remain in a liminal global cultural space, a perpetually new mysterion,[34] but computational technologies and a reexamination of its theoretetical limitations may help guide it explicitly toward reflexive methods of scientific inquiry.
In conclusion, I want to argue that scientific sociocultural anthropology, with the few examples mentioned in this paper, is a new/old direction worth examining that potentially synchronizes anthropology’s endeavors more closely with the internal framework of scientific inquiry as modeled by Tambiah.
scottmacleod.com /anth250x.htm   (4689 words)

 Sociocultural anthropology Definition / Sociocultural anthropology Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Cultural anthropology, additionally named social anthropology or socio-cultural anthropology, is one of four commonly recognized fields of anthropology, the holistic study of humanity.
Sociocultural anthropology is the study of the cultures of living people or the ways of life in contemporary societies.
Sociocultural anthropology is the study of human societies from the perspective of culture as a comparative frame.
www.elresearch.com /Sociocultural_anthropology   (279 words)

 MIT OpenCourseWare | Anthropology
Anthropology studies humankind from a comparative perspective that emphasizes the diversity of human behavior and the importance of culture in explaining that diversity.
Sociocultural anthropology draws its data from the direct study of contemporary peoples living in a wide variety of circumstances, from peasant villagers and tropical forest hunters and gatherers to urban populations in modern societies, as well as from the history and prehistory of those peoples.
The anthropology curriculum is divided into six groups that show the breadth of the field, with particular emphases: introductory, social anthropology, technology in cultural context, and areal and historical studies.
ocw.mit.edu /OcwWeb/Anthropology   (343 words)

 CSUEB Department of Anthropology - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Anthropology is the multifaceted study of humanity from an evolutionary, historical, and global perspective.
Students in anthropology learn about their own culture as well as those of other peoples as they are shaped by biological evolution, ecological constraints, political history, and sociological conditioning.
Anthropology will help you to gain a holistic understanding of yourself and the people around you; the field cultivates an appreciation of what all humans share, as well as how humans differ across time and space.
class.csueastbay.edu /anthropology   (374 words)

 Anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Anthropology studies human existence in the present and the past and explores how and why humans vary in their behaviors, cultures and biology.
The physical anthropology faculty focuses on the evolution of humans and on the ecology, behavior and evolution of nonhuman primates.
The overall focus of the sociocultural subfield is culture and political economy, which encompasses the study of nation-building and local identities, political ecology, political economy of development, postcolonialism, and the political economy of health.
news-info.wustl.edu /group/page/normal/12.html   (1328 words)

Anthropology encompasses a number of historical and comparative approaches to human cultural and physical variety, ranging from the study of human evolution and prehistory to the study of cultures as systems of meaningful symbols.
Anthropology involves, at one extreme, such natural scientific studies as anatomy, ecology, genetics, and geology; at the other, various social sciences and humanities ranging from psychology, sociology, and linguistics to philosophy, history, and comparative religion.
The courses numbered Anthropology 21100 through 21400 do not presume any previous study of anthropology and may be taken in any order; their contents often vary and, if so, a student may take a course of the same number for a second or third time.
collegecatalog.uchicago.edu /archives/college-catalog01-02/anthro.shtml   (8401 words)

 Sociocultural Anthropology
Anthropology is the study of humans in the broadest sense: biological, sociocultural, and historical.
anthropology (up to 8 of these may be in related fields.
Questions regarding the major/minor in Anthropology at UCSB may be directed to Esther Kim, Undergraduate Advisor by e-mail or telephone (805) 893-2257.
www.anth.ucsb.edu /sociocultural/undergraduate.html   (287 words)

 ASU's West campus - Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences - Interdiscilinary Social Sciences
Build sociocultural anthropology into your credentials to inform prospective employers and/or graduate schools that you have a broad understanding of diverse cultural relations and global processes of change.
Sociocultural anthropology is relevant to each of our everyday lives and to future employment or advanced study in every field!
They all specialize broadly in sociocultural anthropology, although their training includes foundations in the subfields of the discipline (sociocultural, physical/biological, archaeological, linguistic, folklore, and applied anthropology).
www.west.asu.edu /sbs/aboutSBS/degrees/socio_cul_anthro.htm   (880 words)

 Maxwell School: Department of Anthropology
Anthropology at Syracuse is committed to comparative research on the diversity of human life and advocates a holistic viewpoint that attends to ramifications of human life as seen through the traditional four subfields of anthropology (archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology and socio-cultural anthropology).
Within sociocultural anthropology, the department has strengths in: issues of cultural and socio-economic change, of language and power, the cultural and political dimensions of religious systems, space and its use by humans, environmental issues, conflict studies, and local-level political economies and their ties with the larger global political economy, particularly through processes of globalization.
Graduates in anthropology are prepared for academic careers and for professional work in international, governmental and voluntary agencies, both in the United States and abroad.
www.maxwell.syr.edu /anthro   (529 words)

 Sociocultural Anthropology and Linguistics
The faculty of the Department of Anthropology reflect a range of overlapping specializations, consistent with the diversity of the discipline.
Many of the issues in sociocultural anthropology and linguistics that we pursue can be organized under a set of thematic clusters.
The fuzzy and fertile boundaries between history and anthropology, between past and present, and between memory and experience, are indispensable reference points and constant resources for innovation for anthropology.
www.anthro.uiuc.edu /department/scl/scl.htm   (890 words)

Anthropology is the study of human beings in all their cultural diversity.
Biocultural anthropology focuses on understanding human variation through the study of the ecological, demographic, genetic, developmental, and epidemiological dimensions of modern human adaptation and its evolutionary basis.
Careers in anthropology can be developed through employment with government agencies, museums, teaching and research, private consulting firms, and nongovernmental organizations.
www.washington.edu /students/gencat/academic/anthropology.html   (917 words)

 Anthropology : Academic Programs : Sociocultural Anthropology
The study of sociocultural anthropology at the University of Washington encompasses a diverse array of approaches to the study of culture and ethnographic research, from theories of culture and power to post-structuralism, post-colonialism, post-socialism, critical theory, and semiotics.
The Department of Anthropology was first established in the 1930s with an emphasis on Native North America and Northwest Coast societies.
Graduate study in sociocultural anthropology involves the development of theoretical, geographic, methodological, and linguistic specialties, as well as a historical perspective on the discipline.
depts.washington.edu /anthweb/programs/sociocultural.php   (260 words)

 Distinction between physical anthropology and cultural anthropology (from cultural anthropology) --  Encyclopædia ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
a major division of anthropology that deals with the study of culture in all of its aspects and that uses the methods, concepts, and data of archaeology, ethnography and ethnology, folklore, and linguistics in its descriptions and analyses of the diverse peoples of the world.
The word anthropology is derived from two Greek words: anthropos meaning “man” or “human” and logos, meaning “thought” or “reason.” Anthropologists investigate the whole range of human development and behavior, including biological variation, geographic distribution,...
Physical anthropology studies human evolution and human biological variation, while cultural anthropology considers the social aspects of human life, such as language, behavior, and beliefs.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-38782   (898 words)

Anthropology, through its subdisciplines of archaeological, biological, and sociocultural anthropology, seeks to understand the entire range of human adaptation and diversity.
The anthropology major may be taken as part of a general liberal arts education or as preprofessional training leading to gradual work.
Students majoring in anthropology are expected to take a wide range of courses in the humanities and in the social, behavioral, and natural sciences.
news-info.wustl.edu /cat/page/normal/159.html   (1789 words)

 PSU Anthropology Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The program is designed to give the student a graduate level of competence in general anthropology, including the major subfields of physical anthropology, archaeology, and sociocultural anthropology.
For admission to graduate study the student must have a minimum of a 3.25 grade point average in anthropology courses and an overall GPA of 3.00.
In addition, applicants must submit GRE scores, a 500-word statement indicating why he or she is interested in pursuing a graduate degree in anthropology, and a sample of written work (e.g., term paper).
www.anthropology.pdx.edu /grad.htm   (751 words)

 Sociocultural anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Michael Winkelman serves as chair of the sociocultural anthropology subdiscipline.
More detail about the sociocultural anthropology program can be found in the booklet Graduate Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology at Arizona State University.
They are active in many areas of applied linguistic anthropology, particularly language and schooling, ethnographic studies of classroom interactions, bi and multilingualism, language renewal, and language maintenance and change.
www.asu.edu /anthropology/graphic/grad/soc_cult.htm   (1796 words)

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Customarily, the field is divided into cultural anthropology (a social science) and physical anthropology (a natural science).
The anthropology major enables students to view contemporary social and biological problems from an anthropological perspective as part of a liberal education.
Five additional anthropology courses, at least one of which must be an area course (110 to 123) and two of which must be seminars (160 or higher).
ase.tufts.edu /bulletin/anthropology.html   (1821 words)

 index.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Anthropology involves the study of people, their origins, biological variations and characteristics, their languages and cultural patterns, their social structures and institutions, and their adaptation to their environment.
Anthropology is unique among the social sciences because of its comprehensive scope, unique methods, and particular focus on people from non-Western societies.
Students majoring in Anthropology at Northridge receive experience in qualitative research methods including the use of computers in anthropological research, a thorough grounding in anthropological history and theory, and the opportunity to take a variety of electives and seminars.
www.csun.edu /~hfant005   (626 words)

 UCLA Department of Anthropology
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Anthropology, the broadest of the social sciences, is the study of humankind.
One of the strengths of anthropology as a discipline is its "holistic" or integrative approach; it links the life sciences and the humanities and has strong ties with disciplines ranging from biology and psychology to linguistics, political science, and the fine arts.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /anthro   (90 words)

 Topical questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Some have argued that anthropology's enduring contribution as a discipline is not our theories of human lifeways, which come and go in popularity, but our case studies of human lifeways, that constitute a priceless record of human diversity.
The adaptive interaction of culture and environment is at the heart of ecological approaches in anthropology, but theorists and fieldworkers have debated the meanings of those specific terms and the general proposition.
According to many scholars of anthropology, the inability of studies of transnationalism to point to the ways in which global flows are necessarily gendered has led to the recent proliferation of ethnographic studies that fail to demonstrate how globalization has produced particular forms of gendered social distinctions.
research.yale.edu /wwkelly/qual_exams/topical.html   (13301 words)

 UIC Dept. of Anthropology & Geography
Welcome to the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Anthropology is the study of human cultural and biological diversity over time and space.
The department has research laboratories supporting studies in archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, physical anthropology, and environmental and urban geography.
www.uic.edu /depts/anth/anthro.htm   (245 words)

 Sociocultural Anthropology at the Department of Anthropology, The University of Montana - Missoula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Sociocultural anthropology is the study of the diversity of cultures, societies, and social institutions that exist in the modern world.
Sociocultural anthropologists not only focus on regions, but also on theoretical approaches to understanding cultural diversity such as Medical Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Political Anthropology, Psychological Anthropology, and the Anthropology of Religion.
Many aspects of sociocultural anthropology fall under the umbrella of Cultural Heritage, and the MA degree in Anthropology with an option in Cultural Heritage welcomes sociocultural graduate students with an appropriate focus.
www.anthro.umt.edu /cultural.htm   (178 words)

 Anthropology, University of Oklahoma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Fourteen tribal communities in Oklahoma have initiated and helped design studies conducted by students that combine anthropological research in the areas of historical anthropology, medicine, genealogy, politics, sociolinguistics, and oral history with tribal goals such as federal recognition, tribal histories and archives, better health care, tribal cultural studies programs, and native language education.
Students who enter with a Master's degree in anthropology take 60 credits of course work, including 30 hours of dissertation research, and take the general exam.
Areas of faculty expertise are historical anthropology, language and culture, medical anthropology, political economy, and politics.
www.ou.edu /anthropology/grad/gradsoc.html   (363 words)

 Fort Lewis College
Students of anthropology are encouraged to pursue study of a second language and look into internship and study abroad opportunities.
Students majoring in anthropology may be certified to teach in the broad area of social studies at the secondary level.
One research-based course in anthropology (choose from Anth 306, 356, 357, 402, 406, 430, 450, 455, or specifically indicated sections—saying, i.e., “this course fulfills the research requirement”—of 390/391 or 499.
www.fortlewis.edu /catalog/catalog2001-02/anthropology.htm   (540 words)

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