Jun 07, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SS 473 - World Societies

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
The purpose of this course is to assist the student in becoming a better world citizen through cultural understanding. By uncovering the sources, forces, and factors that form societies, the student will develop a deeper appreciation for, and a clearer understanding of, the rich cultural diversity of our world. (prereq: None) 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Know more about being human.
  • Understand that cultural differences may have roots in physical and social environments.
  • Be more tolerant and understanding of other peoples and ways.

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • What is anthropology? (3 classes)
  • The concepts of culture (5 classes)
  • Various schools of thought in cultural anthropology. (1 class)
  • Evolution (4 classes)
  • Language of culture (1 class)
  • Food getting (2 classes)
  • Economic systems (2 classes)
  • Social stratification (1 class)
  • Sex and culture (1 class)
  • Marriage and the family (3 classes)
  • Ethnographics (7 classes)
  • Tests (2 classes)

Patrick Jung

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