11 1 GS ATIC S10

11 1 GS ATIC S10 - San Jos State University College of...

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San José State University College of Social Sciences Anthropology 11, Section 1 Cultural Anthropology, Spring 2010 Instructor: Dr. Jan English-Lueck Office Location: Clark Hall 459 Telephone: (408) 924-5347 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Thursday 1:30-4:30; Wednesday 3:00-5:00 pm; or by appt. Class Days/Time: Monday, Wednesday 9:00-10:15 Classroom: Clark 204 GE/SJSU Studies Category: Area D1 Course Numbers Anthropology 26341 Course Web Page Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty web page accessible through the Quick Links>Faculty Web Page links on the SJSU home page, http://www.sjsu.edu/people/jan.english-lueck/courses/anth11/. You are responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU using your listed email. Course Description Cultural anthropology is the study of how humans adapt to, interpret and affect the world in which they live. This course is designed to provide you with an overview to the discipline, as well as an appreciation of what it has meant to be human in different places at different times. The course is divided into three major parts: 1. Human Nature and Culture 2. Sociocultural Systems in Cross-cultural Comparison 3. Anthropology and the Modern World By the end of the class you should have a sense of the anthropological perspective and its merits. After learning some basic concepts and cross-cultural comparisons, we finish the class by showing the practical applications of this perspective in America and elsewhere. Cultural Anthropology, Anth 11, section 1, Spring 2010 Page 1 of 10
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Furthermore, you will be gaining first-hand experience in observing the world as an anthropologist giving you an experiential and intellectual appreciation of a perspective which can be used to better understand a variety of academic, professional and community contexts. The course satisfies requirements for the Human Behavior/D(1) Area in the General Education Core, as well as departmental and program requirements in anthropology and behavioral science. Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives Students who satisfactorily complete this course will: 1. Be able to understand and apply appropriately the concept of culture to human behavior. 2. Gain a working knowledge of how cultural anthropologists conduct field research through completing a class project 3. Be able to recognize and analyze the interaction of social institutions, culture and environment with individual and collective behavior. 4. Develop a cross-cultural perspective on how humans relate to each other and the material world through symbols; 5. Have knowledge about several societies in depth using ethnographies; and 6. Understand the relevance of cultural anthropology for understanding the complexities of modern life both globally and in the Santa Clara Valley. 7.
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