This course provides a general introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology. The course addresses the discipline’s historical development, highlighting major theoretical approaches and enduring debates that animate the study of human culture to this day. The course familiarizes students with key figures and texts that have shaped the discipline over the past century. It also exposes students to some of the methods and experiences that accompany anthropological fieldwork. Specific units on qualitative methods, exchange, belief and ritual, kinship, and globalization help students appreciate the breadth and depth of ethnographic inquiry into life on our planet.