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Anthropology 3733 Social Organization
This course discusses political organization in cross-cultural perspective and critically questions the necessity for political leaders and assumptions regarding the superiority of modern democracy. Ethnographic examples are reviewed, including egalitarian societies, people without formal governments, and more stratified societies with age set organizations, chiefdoms, states and caste systems.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Anthropology 2515 and 2517 or permission of the Chair of the Department of Anthropology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences