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.
- 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