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ANTH& 206 - Cultural Anthropology

5 Credits
Introduces theories and methods used to understand the cultures and societies of non-Western and Western peoples. Comparative emphasis includes examination of political, religious, kinship and language systems.

Course Note Previously ANTHR 202.

Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Day, Online
Winter Online
Spring Day, Online

Designed to Serve College transfer students interested in holistic examination of cultural diversity of various societies from around the world.
Active Date 20200303T13:40:47

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Diversity & Globalism
  • Social Science Area II

ProfTech Related Instruction
  • Human Relations

Course Outline
The nature of cultural anthropology: history, methodology, subdisciplines The nature of culture: definitions, acquisition, characteristics, functions, adaptation, and change Language and communication: structure, use, change Subsistence strategies: environmental adaptation, food acquisition Kinship and marriage: kin groups and terminology, marriage customs, residence patterns,; gender relationships Social organization: social groups, stratification based on gender, race & ethnicity Economic systems: production, distribution and consumption Political organization & societal control: political groups, leadership, dominant-subordinate relationships Religion: functions, belief systems, organization, ritual Modernization and change: modes of change (colonialism, tourism, urbanization, technology, world markets) Applied anthropology: medical anthropology, public policy, advocacy

Student Learning Outcomes
Describe cultures in a non-value-laden context.

Apply ciritcal reasoning in ethical scenarios related to Cultural Anthropology.

Effectively conduct a group presentation on the impact of climate change that includes credible ethnographic research.

Discover latitude of acceptance for various cross-cultural gender-based and non-heterosexual lifestyles.

Explain gender inequality in many societies around the world.

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