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Demographic Approaches in Anthropology: Concept and Method of Cultural and Quantitative Studies

Anthropology 543

3 credit hours, offered biennially

This course is designed as a survey of anthropological approaches to demographic research. Demography here is the study of life course transitions and familial relationships revolving around events as vared as birth, marriage, the establishment of households, migration, aging, and death. This class is concerned with conceptual assumptions and methods brought to bear on the understanding of these phenomena (e.g., defining marriage). It is designed to explore and develop mixed method approaches that give balanced attention to cultural and quantitative analysis in social research. [The Anthropology 558 number is used in developing new courses. Both the Fricke and Kottak courses are in the process of being assigned their own individual numbers since they have already been taught and will be offered regularly.]

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