Oct 28, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 208 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


3 Credit(s)
This course is designed to be a holistic overview of the cultural anthropological perspective which will describe in the broadest possible sense what it means to be human.  The emphasis will be on culture, that is, sets of learned behavior and ideas that human beings acquire as members of a society and use to adopt to and to transform the world in which we live.  Topics to be covered at the introductory level will include:  the anthropological perspective; culture and the human condition; ethnographic fieldwork; history, anthropology, and the explanation of cultural diversity; language; cognition; play, art, myth and ritual; worldview; kinship; marriage and the family; relationships beyond kinship; social organization and power; subsistence or making a living; the world system; and anthropology in everyday life. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.







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