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SOC 1145 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

An examination of what is meant by culture and a review of the various theories and methods in Cultural Anthropology. Includes a comparison of the similarities and differences among world cultures as well as comparative analysis of family organization, religious beliefs, educational systems, economics and governmental systems.

Prerequisites: NONE

Course Outcomes
  • Apply the fundamental theories and concepts of cultural anthropology.
  • Explain the various forms of research used in cultural anthropology and the importance of ethics in research.
  • Analyze the importance of cultural change in a global context.
  • Analyze the importance of gender, marriage, and kinship in human groups around the world.
  • Compare and contrast the anthropological frameworks of political, social, economic, and religious systems in a global cultural context.
  • Analyze the elements that define culture and explain the importance of language as a fundamental element of culture.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
  • Department: Sociology
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes