Category Archives: Cultural Anthropology – Fall 2014

Cultural Anthropology Class – Final Day

Here is my Cultural Anthro class.

Here is my Cultural Anthro class.

My Cultural Anthro class.

My Cultural Anthro class.

It’s truly a joy to go through another semester teaching college courses particularly this Cultural Anthropology course! As usual, I had another enjoyable time with all the students in this Cultural Anthropology class. There were times in which we had very lively discussions and feedback on a wide array of cultural anthropological issues and there were also times in which the class was very quiet.

The challenge to present cultural anthropology to students today is always different each semester. For this class, I tried a number of strategies to get students to open up and talk about some of these sensitive issues and I believe it worked. In fact, there were a number of students who truly excelled in our class discussions and became the top leaders in the class. That’s what I truly enjoy experiencing in this class — Students stepping up and becoming leaders!! It’s a great feeling!

Here are a few photos of my outstanding Cultural Anthropology class!

Cultural Anthropology Class – Fall 2014

Cultural Anthro Class

Cultural Anthro Class

Cultural Anthro Class

Cultural Anthro Class

It’s another fall season and I am delighted to be teaching Cultural Anthropology again. Let me see, I believe it’s been almost 26 years since I first started teaching Cultural Anthropology and anthropology courses at the university level and it’s always different each year.

This fall Cultural Anthropology course is another fantastic class in which I am very excited to share the concepts, theories, and practical applications of cultural anthropology with a new set of diverse students at East Carolina University. As a reminder, the course objectives of my Cultural Anthropology class are:

1. To provide a comprehensive introduction to the discipline of Cultural Anthropology – its fundamental principles and key concepts.

2. To encourage awareness of cultural and human diversity.

3. To help all students make sense of our increasingly interconnected world and to find their particular place in it.

4. To help students to find out how they can make a difference in our local and global communities.

As a surprise to my class in September, I took them outside and we conducted an applied cultural anthropology exercise – we did FIELDWORK and we OBSERVED ECU student behavior. Check out a couple of photos: