Sep 22, 2023
ANTH& 206 - Cultural Anthropology5 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
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 Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
- Diversity & Globalism
- Social Science Area II
ProfTech Related Instruction
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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