Apr 26, 2018
ANTH 1200 - Cultural Anthropology
This course examines the intricacies, uniqueness, and/or universal characteristics of cultures from a national and global perspective. It explores and defines anthropology, identifies what anthropologists do, the value of the field and the careers which may utilize these skills and abilities. This course provides a brief history, the evolutionary theories and key concepts in field of anthropology and provide an introduction to the scientific methodology and techniques used in this field. Additionally, this course will present comparisons of the sum of mankind’s learned behavior, as opposed to genetically determined behavior, the plight of tribal peoples today as well as the relationship between cultural and personal traits.
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of ANTH1200 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology , the student will:
- define anthropology as a scientific discipline.
- state what cultural anthropologists do.
- describe methodology and techniques used by cultural anthropologists.
- provide a brief history of anthropology.
- explain the importance of cultural relativity and define ethnocentrism.
- outline such key concepts in cultural anthropology as subsistence, economics, politics, kinship, marriage, and religion.
- describe the plight of tribal peoples today.
- relate the value of cultural anthropology as a scientific field of knowledge.
General Education Requirement: Social and Behavioral Sciences/Global Diversity
Instructional Method Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 hours/week
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