2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH& 206 - Cultural Anthropology:CD

5.0 Credits
An introduction to the nature of culture as a set of rules for the shared, learned, and patterned forms of behavior found in each society. Emphasis on theoretical orientation, cultural adaptation and integration, social organization, and cultural variation (was ANTHR 120).

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define anthropology and culture. [REASON]
  2. Distinguish cultural anthropology from archaeology, linguistic anthropology, archaeology and other social and natural sciences. [REASON]
  3. Conduct participant observation and service-learning projects with local community partners. [ACT]
  4. Explain the value of participant observation and service learning as research tools in cultural anthropology and the social sciences. [REASON]
  5. Describe and discuss the significance of relationships between human social systems and the ecosystems in which they participate. [ACT]
  6. State and explain the theory of evolution and its impact on humans and their cultures. [REASON]
  7. Reflect orally and in writing on the value of service as a means of making a difference in a community. [COMMUNICATE]
  8. Identify the crucial role of culture in the sustainability of human-ecosystem interactions. [EXPLORE]
  9. Explain how societies are interrelated and the increasing impact of globalization on human lives and cultures. [EXPLORE]
  10. Define ethnocentrism and cultural relativism. [EXPLORE]
  11. Recognize and describe the key features of human cultures and society: adaptation, family, kinship, religion, politics, economics, gender roles, etc. [REASON]
  12. Describe the inherent value of cultural and biological diversity for adaptation and survival. [EXPLORE]
  13. Distinguish sex and gender; describe the ways that our biology and culture are evident in our sexuality and gender. [EXPLORE ]
  14. Identify ways that cultural anthropological research methods, knowledge and skills can be applied to the solution of contemporary world problems. [EXPLORE]

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