Description: Seminar, three hours. Exposes incoming graduate students to contemporary view of anthropology by using work of UCLA faculty members to identify cross-cutting themes that bridge four fields of discipline and represent state of art of field. Historical overview of field and tracing of formation of discipline. Faculty guest speakers engage in discussion on aspects of their work that intersect with one or more of topical threads of course, followed by responses by instructor and one or more student discussants. Discussion of speaker's work, instructor and student responses, and weekly readings selected from visiting faculty member's work and positioning speaker's work in broader history of field. S/U or letter grading.
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