ANTH 102-002, Syllabus, Spring 2017, MW 330-450.doc

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ANT 102-002: Cultural Anthropology Spring 2017 Instructor: Dr. Daniel J. Tyree Office: 5-338 Office Hours: MW 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm; TR 11:00 am – 12:30 pm E-mail: [email protected] Class Time and Location: MW 3:30 pm – 4:50 pm in 12-125 Required Text: None Recommended Text: ANTHROPOLOGY 102 MCC CUSTOM BOOK Course Description : 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. This course examines cross-cultural differences and human similarities through the use of ethnographic examples. The historic development of anthropology, as well as the relationship of anthropology to other social sciences, forms the introduction to this course. Topics include: fieldwork, perspectives and concepts in anthropology (holism, universalism, relativism, culture, society, etc), language and communication, subsistence, social organization, religion, expressive culture (art, folklore), systems of social control, urban and applied anthropology, culture change, and more. Via lectures, readings, films, written critiques, and class discussions, students will gain an appreciation for anthropology, for the accumulated ethnographic record, and for the perspectives which anthropologists employ to describe and understand human cultural diversity. Course Learning Objectives : 1. Identify and describe the subfields of cultural and linguistic anthropology 2. Explain cultural relativism and the holistic approach that 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
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