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Native American Studies

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 […]

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

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 […]