This course introduces students to the comparative study of human cultures and societies. We will learn important anthropological concepts, methods, and theories as we explore topics like subsistence and exchange, kinship and marriage, politics and law, and social change in a wide range of societies. Ethnographic descriptions are a prominent part of the readings as we explore differences and similarities between human populations and how people from different cultures and societies have interacted with and responded to one another. Restricted to first- and second-year students. Offered every semester. Also offered through Peace Studies.