ANTH202 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Course Code: ANTH202 Course ID: 3737 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course is designed to acquaint the novice anthropology student with anthropology and its various sub-fields, examining cross-cultural, global, comparative, and critical perspectives on human behavior and culture, as well as the diversity of human cultures from hunter-gatherers to industrialized city dwellers. The implications of socio-cultural analysis of economic, social, symbolic, and religious systems are also considered.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|05/21/21 - 10/29/21||11/01/21 - 12/26/21||Fall 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|07/27/21 - 12/31/21||01/03/22 - 02/27/22||Winter 2022 Session B||8 Week session|
|09/28/21 - 03/04/22||03/07/22 - 05/01/22||Winter 2022 Session D||8 Week session|
After you have completed this course, you should be able to:
CO1- Define cultural anthropology as one of anthropology’s four subfields
CO2- Describe what is meant by ethnocentrism and cultural relativism
CO3- Explain the methodology of and purpose for conducting anthropological fieldwork
CO4- State what is meant by culture and examine the processes of cultural change
CO5- Differentiate language and communication in both human and non-human primates
CO6- Classify the structure of language using terms such as: morphology, phonology, syntax, and semantics
CO7- Discuss how culture is learned, cross-culturally, by describing various practices including male and female initiation rites, differences in childrearing, and third genders
CO8- Recall differences in marriage and kinship systems, cross culturally
CO9- Appraise the various subsistence patterns across the world, explaining how resources are allocated in non-western societies
CO10- Compare western and nonwestern artwork and religious practices and beliefs
Participation in classroom dialogue on threaded Discussions is required in some weeks. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Discussions tab in our classroom.
This course includes four Assignments. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Assignments tab in our classroom.
Extra credit is not offered in this course.
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.