Jun 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SS 473H - Cultural Anthropology

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.  The course will analyze the relationship between place/land and the individuals living in that area.   (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what it means to be human
  • Explain that cultural differences may have roots in physical and social environments
  • Demonstrate tolerance and understanding of other peoples and their ways
  • Synthesize and analyze the power of place through the lens of cultural anthropology

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • What is anthropology?
  • The concepts of culture
  • Various schools of thought in cultural anthropology
  • Evolution
  • Language of culture
  • Food getting
  • Economic systems
  • Social stratification
  • Sex and culture
  • Marriage and the family
  • Ethnographics

Dr. Patrick Jung

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