Fulfills a General Education Social & Behavioral Science requirement, and is an approved Global and Perspectives course. Anthropology is the study of humankind, past and present. This course provides an introduction to the four sub-disciplines within Anthropology: Biological and cultural anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics. **COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (CLOs) At the successful conclusion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Attain a general understanding of human biological and cultural differences and similarities across the world and through time in terms of anthropological descriptions (data) and explanations (theories). 2. Attain a fundamental understanding of the nature of the four specialized fields within anthropology (archaeology, biological anthropology, anthropological linguistics, and cultural anthropology), and how these interrelate to provide a holistic approach to understanding human differences and similarities across the world and through time. 3. Achieve proficiency in basic anthropological concepts and terminology. 4. Gain a basic knowledge of the processes of theory formation and how various theories have been developed, applied and evaluated throughout the history of the discipline of anthropology. 5. Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills of anthropological research methods and techniques of analysis. 6. Employ basic abilities in critical thinking and reasoning as applied to anthropological problems and issues. 7. Demonstrate a basic ability to write, speak and communicate about anthropological issues. 8. Demonstrate a fundamental awareness of the existence of human prejudice and discrimination (e.g., racism, ethnocentrism, anthropocentrism, and sexism) and the anthropological insights and alternatives which value the broad range of human behavior and adaptations.
Fullfills General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences and is an approved Global and Cultural Perspectives course. An introduction to cultural anthropology. This course examines how the concept of culture allows students to understand similarities and differences in behavior and values in human societies. Human behavior varies widely over time and space, which will be explored by focusing on different cultures always making comparisons that will help students to better understand their own culture. **COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (CLOs) At the successful conclusion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Understand ethnocentrism and cultural relativity. 2. Evaluate the role of cultural anthropology in the modern and global world. 3. Identify and discuss key issues in modern cultural anthropology, including the study of race, gender, ethnicity, economics, political systems, and ideology. 4. Determine the applications of cultural anthropology in organizations and the urban environment. 5. Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills of anthropological research methods and techniques of analysis. 6. Identify and discuss historically important individuals and concepts in cultural anthropology.