Course Number & Name: ANT 101 Cultural Anthropology
Credit Hours: 3.0 Contact Hours: 3.0 Lecture: 3.0 Lab: N/A Other: N/A
Course Description: This course examines the behavior and customs of all human groups. It describes human universals, as well as how and why human societies differ, drawing on fieldwork performed in a wide variety of tribal, village, and urban societies. Topics covered include kinship and other social systems; the supernatural and sacred; language and nonverbal communication; beliefs and behavior regarding health and curing; myth, art, and music.
General Education Goals: ANT 101 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Categories: Society and Human Behavior and Global and Cultural Awareness of Diversity. The corresponding General Education Goals are respectively as follows: Students will use social science theories and concepts to analyze human behavior and social and political institutions and to act as responsible citizens; and Students will understand the importance of global perspective and culturally diverse peoples. ANT 101 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goals: Ethical Reasoning and Action and Information Literacy, which are respectively as follows: Students will understand ethical issues and situations; and Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.
<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- demonstrate knowledge of the different ways that human groups maintain systems of belief, behavior, thought, custom, and material culture;
- describe how anthropologists define and study human cultures;
- discuss the artistic and musical systems of societies other than one’s own;
- explain culture as a continually changing, comprehensive life style; and
- implement an enhanced cultural competency and sensitivity in one’s workplace and other social settings.