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Course Descriptions

ANT 102 - Cultural Anthropology

3 Credits

A cross-cultural study of the variety of human adaptations to physical, social and cultural environments, primarily in terms of subsistence, technology, social groupings, government, economic organization, religion and aesthetics. Students are encouraged to discover the meaning behind cultural differences and similarities wherever they occur.

Learning Attributes: WR

SUNY General Education: SUNY-OWC - Other World Civilizations (SOW2)

MCC General Education: MCC-GLO - Global Understanding (MGLO), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and describe the subfields of cultural and linguistic Anthropology.
2. Explain cultural relativism and the holistic approach which separates Anthropology from other sciences.
3. Discuss the diversity of human cultural expression within the framework of cross-cultural and comparative perspectives.
4. Discuss the methods and theories utilized by anthropologists for explaining human cultural differences and similarities
5. Analyze, with an informed perspective, aspects of international global systems including one or more of the following: culture, language, economics, politics, history, environment, geography, health.
6. Describe the global interdependence of two or more of the following: people, institutions, resources and the natural world.
7. Discuss a variety of world views including attitudes, values, norms, or beliefs of other global cultures.
8. Organize and prepare written essays about topics relevant to the discipline of cultural anthropology

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2022
Summer Session 2022