ANT 111 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to the study of culture as the behavioral adaptation unique to human societies. Cultural characteristics shared by all humans and major variations found among specific groups. Explanations for rules of social interaction in common activities, the social functions of institutions, language in a culturally defined system of communication, modernization in our own and third world societies.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic issues, methods and theories in cultural anthropology.
2. Recognize and apply scientific methodology in theory and practice.
3. Develop comparative knowledge of a variety of case studies and ethnographies.
4. Understand beliefs and behaviors different from their own.
5. Categorize, analyze and manipulate quantitative and qualitative cultural anthropological data.
6. Develop tolerance and respect for the cultures of others.
7. Identify and articulate ethical dilemmas in the field of cultural anthropology.