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Introduction to Anthropology SSC 1310: Home

This Course Guide helps you identify some of the resources available at Mohammed VI Library. For more information please get in touch with Your Librarian whose contact information is listed below right.

Vocabulary list

Please use the vocabulary list below to search the library catalog, through the keyword function, to identify materials relevant to this course.

  • Anthropology
  • Cultural anthropology
  • Ethnography
  • Ecology and society




  This course is an introduction to the field of cultural anthropology. Cultural anthropology is a holistic approach to the living world, communities, societies, and cultures around us today. To an anthropologist, every aspect of life is of importance and worthy of study. Anthropology is a science and has developed a number of theories and specific methods to help understand what may seem to be very different worldviews. Anthropology provides a means of cross cultural comparisons and, therefore, a basis for understandings between cultures and peoples. To this end, we will study the main ethnographic methods and theoretical models as presented in or underlying ethnographic pieces by various authors.

Library of Congress Classes and Subclasses

Please use the call number below to search the library catalog, through the Call Number function, to browse the library collection listing materials relevant to this course.

  • GN1-890 Anthropology
  • GN49-298 Physical anthropology. Somatology
  • GN51-59 Anthropometry
  • GN62.8-265 Human variation including growth, physical form, skeleton, nervous system, skin, etc.
  • GN269-279 Race (General)
  • GN280.7 Man as an animal. Simian traits versus human traits
  • GN281-289 Human evolution
  • GN282-286.7 Fossil man. Human paleontology
  • GN296-296.5 Medical anthropology
  • GN301-674 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology
  • GN357-367 Culture and cultural processes including social change, structuralism, diffusion, etc.
  • GN378-396 Collected ethnographies
  • GN397-397.7 Applied anthropology
  • GN406-517 Cultural traits, customs, and institutions
  • GN406-442 Technology. Material culture Including food, shelter, fire, tools, etc.
  • GN448-450.8 Economic organization. Economic anthropology
  • GN451-477.7 Intellectual life including communication, recreation, philosophy, religion, knowledge, etc.
  • GN478-491.7 Social organization
  • GN492-495.2 Political organization. Political anthropology
  • GN495.4-498 Societal groups, ethnocentrism, diplomacy, warfare, etc.
  • GN502-517 Psychological anthropology
  • GN537-674 Ethnic groups and races
  • GN550-674 By region or country
  • GN700-890 Prehistoric archaeology