Mount Holyoke’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers a wide range of courses in cultural anthropology. Courses required for Majors are introduction to cultural anthropology, research methods, history of anthropological ideas, and anthropological theory. Regularly offered courses include medical anthropology; memory, history and forgetting; cultural identities and differences; visual anthropology in the material world; and migration. Special topics courses at the 200 and 300 levels vary: recent topics have included gender and sexuality; risk; migration; making class visible; and area courses in peoples and cultures of Asia, Latin America, the South Pacific, and Europe.
The department strongly suggests that first-year students take Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTHR 105) before enrolling in 200 and 300 level courses.
105-01 Introduction to Anthropology (Lecture)
105-02 Introduction to Anthropology (Lecture)
106-01 What All Is "About" About? (First-Year Seminar)
204-01 Modern Japan* (Lecture/Discussion)
216-01 Urban Natures* (Lecture/Discussion)
*has prerequisites which may be waived with permission of instructor