Anthropology 565
Theory in Sociocultural Anthropology
Fall Quarter Module
Evolution, Rhetoric, Ethics, and the Yanomami

Instructor: Stevan Harrell
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Phone: 543-5344
Office: 106A Burke Museum

This course begins with some of the most widely publicized anthropology ever written or filmed: Napoleon A. Chagnon's work with the Yanomami of Venezuela and Brazil. Using the Yanomami material as a starting point, we first examine a broad range of issues in evolutionary anthropology. We then take on the issue of anthropological rhetoric, and we conclude with discussions of the ethics of ethnographic fieldwork.

Throughout the class, the emphasis is on oral and written expression. The day page in the class schedule for each day consists of three sections:

Grades for the class are based on the grades for the papers only.