AA5372 - Social and Political Organization
(FALL) (3 graduate credits)
The course is an introduction to social and political organization worldwide. Subjects treated include social groups of various kinds and their principles of recruitment and organization – e.g., kinship, descent, marriage, residence, age, and choice. Also treated are various kinds of social and political relations, rites of passage for both persons and groups, basic types of political organizations, concepts and practices of authority, power, law, and decision-making.

Prerequisite: AA4370 Cultural Anthropology.