1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
Melanie A. Medeiros has been a member of the faculty since 2014.
M.A., Ph.D, University of Arizona
BA, American University
Fall 2014 Classes
ANTH 100: S/M/Intr Cultural Anthropology
This course has two broad aims. One is to introduce students to the field of cultural anthropology by paying close attention to what anthropologists do and how they do it. The other is to explore so
me of the ways in which people organize their lives and construct systems of meaning -- from kin relations and gender roles to economic systems and marriage patterns, religion and healing. In the process, we will be challenged to think about the value of cultural diversity in an increasingly interconnected world and to see ourselves from others' point of view.
This course is designed to explore the current state of the art in anthropological methods. Data collected by participant observation, available in archives, recorded by direct observation or by inter
view schedules will be presented. Appropriate qualitative methods will be used to analyze and interpret these materials. Students will be required to actively engage in data collection, analysis and interpretation. Prerequisites: ANTH 100, ANTH 105, ANTH 110, and ANTH 120. Offered fall, even years