ANTH 135 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology | GEGA or GEKS
The study of human adaptations to natural and cultural environments focusing upon a variety of societies. The basic institutions of human society such as kinship, religion, law, politics and economics will be examined.
Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall and Winter
Anthropology is the global comparative study of human societies, both in terms of their development and in terms of their culture-specific expressions. Students learn how an anthropological cross-cultural perspective can improve understandings of cultural diversity, especially when addressing topics and perspectives that are difficult to understand from a purely western perspective. The course covers a broad range of topics traditionally approached by anthropologists, which address each of the outcomes for the Global Awareness requirement. By better understanding the factors contributing to cross-cultural similarities, differences, and interconnections, students learn to appreciate global diversity in development, ethnicity, language, subsistence, modes of gender, kinship, sexuality, religion, forced and voluntary migration and how contemporary globalization is influencing each of these topics.
Updates Course Rotation updated 4/2017; Course Rotation added 12/2014; General Education Areas 7/2011
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