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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 045U (GS;US;IL) Cultural Anthropology (3) Beginnings of human culture; economic life, society, government, religion, and art among traditional peoples.

ANTH 045U Cultural Anthropology (3)

Cultural anthropology is the study of human cultural variation across time and space. This course will be a survey of basic issues, concepts and methods in cultural anthropology. We will consider specific issues such as: the organization of production and distribution; consumption patterns; age and gender relations, family organization, belief systems, social inequality; and cultural change. Throughout, we will be evaluating different approaches to understanding cultural diversity and we will make cross-cultural comparisons to understand cultural behaviors. We will draw examples from around the world to broaden our understanding of cultural experiences and adaptations in different contexts. This honors course will include external case studies and audio-visual materials to complement the readings. Compared to regular introductory anthropology courses, the size of this honors course will allow more opportunities for the students to engage in classroom discussions.

General Education: GS
Diversity: US;IL
Bachelor of Arts: Other Cultures and Social and Behavioral Sciences
Effective: Spring 2016

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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