Anthropology Course Descriptions

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Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

AN 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3-0-3
This course is an introduction to the perspectives, methods, and ideas of cultural anthropology and will analyze human diversity and similarities among people throughout the world, both western and non-western, through cross-cultural comparison. Topics include: culture and society; ethnographic research; ethnocentrism and cultural relativism; how societies adapt to their environment; different forms of marriage and social relationships; male , female and other forms of gender; the social functions of religion; and the processes of social-cultural change.

AN 210 Native American Studies I 3-0-3
A study of North American Indian cultures from the lithic period to the 21st century. Origin of Native American civilization and development will be studied, including: lifeways, religion, ceremonies, arts and social organizations. The course will first focus on Mesoamerica during the pre-Columbian period. The study then proceeds to an in-depth review of the people/tribes of the Northeastern and southeastern woodlands and the Great Plains cultural area.

 

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