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ANTH 301. Anthropology and the Arts

Credits: 3
Department: Anthropology
Description: The arts - which may include consideration of music, drama, dance, plastic, and graphic arts - considered anthropologically. The relation of the arts to other aspects of culture; the arts as communication; the arts as molders of culture
Semester Offered: Odd Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Distinguish among different anthropological approaches to the arts.
2. Analyze the concept of authenticity as it pertains to the arts of the non-Western world.
3. Define the anthropological concept of culture and show how anthropologists use this concept to account for similarities and differences in the art forms of human societies.
4. Present the results of their research into a specific art form in a specific society.
5. Compare and assess the ways members of different societies assign cultural significance to specific art forms in relation to such distinctions as nationality, ethnicity, race, class, and gender.

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