NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Aug 19, 2022  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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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.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

General Education Requirement: Global Diversity / Social & Behavioral Sciences
Comments: This course satisfies the Human Culture requirement at UW as well as the Global Awareness core requirement at the College of Arts and Sciences.

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of ANTH1200 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology , the student will:

  1. define anthropology as a scientific discipline.
  2. state what cultural anthropologists do.
  3. describe methodology and techniques used by cultural anthropologists.
  4. provide a brief history of anthropology.
  5. explain the importance of cultural relativity and define ethnocentrism.
  6. outline such key concepts in cultural anthropology as subsistence, economics, politics, kinship, marriage, and religion.
  7. describe the plight of tribal peoples today.
  8. relate the value of cultural anthropology as a scientific field of knowledge.

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