Anthro 11 S 10 Syllabus

Anthro 11 S 10 Syllabus - San Jos State University College...

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San José State University College of Social Sciences/Anthropology ANTH 11, Cultural Anthropology, Section, Spring 2010 Instructor: Guadalupe Salazar Office Location: Clark Hall 402H Telephone: (408) 924-5730 Email: guadalupe.salazar@sjsu.edu Office Hours: Tuesday / Thursday 8:00 – 9:00 am Tuesday 12:30 – 1:30 pm Class Days/Time: Tuesday / Thursday 9:00 – 10:15 am Classroom: Clark Hall 204 GE/SJSU Studies Category: Area D1 Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging (Optional) Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty web page at http://www.sjsu.edu/people/guadalupe.salazar . 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. 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. There are no pre-requisites to this course. Course Name, Number, Semester, and Year Page 1 of 9
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Course 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. 6. Understand the relevance of cultural anthropology for understanding the complexities of modern life both globally and in this country. Area D1 Human Behavior Student Learning Objective
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