Programs & Courses

ANTH-101 - Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Explore the nature and development of the world's diverse cultures by examining language, ecological adaptation, religion, family, diversity, economic and political patterns, and cultural change. Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. GENERAL EDUCATION and DIVERSITY.
Academic Level:
Anthropology, Gen Ed Social & Behav Sciences, General Education Elective, General Education Diversity
Please see course description for all prerequisites.
    Course Objectives: 1. Evaluate data collected from a fieldwork study using methods of an anthropologist. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4, GE6, PG 1-4). 2. Analyze metaphors used by different cultures to assess the role of language in maintaining a culture (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4, PG 1-4). 3. Compare food getting techniques used by different cultural groups to argue why alternative methods are successful in satisfying the essential human need for energy (GE3, GE6, GE7, GE8, PG1, PG2, PG4). 4. Explain how and why social organization and conflict resolution vary from culture to culture on a global scale (GE1, GE3, GE4, GE6, GE7, GE8, PG1-4). 5. Explain the universal functions, purposes, and variances of religion from culture to culture (GE2, GE3, GE6, GE7, GE8, PG 1-4). 6. Locate, research, and analyze a folktale or story from a first person source (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4, GE7, GE8, PG 1-4). 7. Analyze the elements of, and solutions to, social cultural issues from multiple perspectives. (GE1, GE3, GE4, GE7, GE8, PG 1-4).ure (GE1-7, PG 1-4).
    Intro to Cultural Anthropology
    Course: ANTH-101 - Intro to Cultural Anthropology