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ANTH 250. Introductory Cultural Anthropology (Diversity)

Credits: 3
Department: Anthropology
Description: Culture in the human experience, how anthropologists study it, and how it changes. Study of its dimensions in societies around the world.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Goal Area:
  • GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
  • GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

Student Learning Outcomes

1. "Explicate the anthropological concept of culture, specifying how evidence for human cultural learning demonstrates the lack of evidence for the existence of biological ""races""."
2. Summarize how cultural anthropologists use participant-observation to learn about the ways of life of living people, and how these change over time and across space.
3. Articulate the importance for cultural anthropologists of symbolic processes in all human activities.
4. Demonstrate the ability to read, think, and evaluate qualitative data from a critical perspective.
5. Demonstrate writing skills that involve communicating ideas clearly, synthesizing information, and analyzing and applying anthropological concepts.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of, and respect for, human cultural diversity worldwide and through time.






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