ANTH 17 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
A holistic, anthropological approach to the comparison of human populations and their diverse cultural traditions within the Middle East, broadly defined to include the nations of North Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, Arabian Peninsula, and the Islamic societies of Central Asia. Special attention is given to the effects of colonialism and global inequality. Students are introduced to the main theories and methods of anthropology through an intensive focus on this vital region.