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ANTH 361. A Global World

Credits: 3
Department: Anthropology
Description: Effects of the modern world on tribal and peasant peoples. Colonialism, neocolonialism, sacred and secular missionary activity, industrialization, multinationals, tourism. The responses of native peoples.
Prerequisites: ANTH 101 or ANTH 250 or permission
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Explain how anthropologists have traditionally studied, classified, and described variation in forms of human society across time and space, using the anthropological concept of culture.
2. Identify key historical turning points in global history that have drawn indigenous people around the world into increasingly intense connections with Western European societies since the end of the 15th century, and describe how anthropologists trace the effect of these connections on indigenous peoples.
3. Use anthropological concepts to analyze and evaluate accounts of the effects of globalization on particular local communities.
4. Show how ethnographic analysis can be used to reveal the active responses of members of different communities to the effects of global processes.
5. Produce written texts showing how anthropological concepts can be used to evaluate qualitative information about the effects of global processes on particular human communities.

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