Anthropology

The science of human beings especially : the study of human beings and their ancestors through time and space and in relation to physical character, environmental and social relations, and culture. Anthropology of Tibet and the Himalayas provides an overview of the various peoples who inhabit one of the most remote and fascinating areas of the earth. This course explores Tibetan societies from anthropological and historical viewpoints, with an emphasis on the politics of ethnicity in a rapidly changing world.