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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
Available Sections
Blended Learning
Downtown Dayton Campus
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times with additional online content. Check the schedule to confirm the days and times your class will meet in-person. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 13
Meets: F from 11:00AM to 1:40PM
Section: 104
Open Seats: 13
Meets: F from
11:00AM to 1:40PM
Section: 104
Online Learning
Online Learning
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule, while adhering to weekly deadlines. No scheduled meeting times. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 24
Section: 501
Open Seats: 24
Section: 501
Online Learning
Online Learning
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule, while adhering to weekly deadlines. No scheduled meeting times. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 24
Section: 503
Open Seats: 24
Section: 503
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Open Seats: 12
Meets: MW from 9:30AM to 10:45AM
Section: 100
Open Seats: 12
Meets: MW from
9:30AM to 10:45AM
Section: 100
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Open Seats: 16
Meets: MW from 11:00AM to 12:15PM
Section: 101
Open Seats: 16
Meets: MW from
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Section: 101
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Open Seats: 17
Meets: TTH from 12:30PM to 1:45PM
Section: 102
Open Seats: 17
Meets: TTH from
12:30PM to 1:45PM
Section: 102
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Open Seats: 16
Meets: TTH from 2:00PM to 3:15PM
Section: 103
Open Seats: 16
Meets: TTH from
2:00PM to 3:15PM
Section: 103
Online Learning
Online Learning
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term - meets once or a few times only. Complete work online when it fits your schedule, while adhering to weekly deadlines. No scheduled meeting times. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: A Term
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 23
Section: 5A0
Open Seats: 23
Section: 5A0
Online Learning
Online Learning
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term - meets once or a few times only. Complete work online when it fits your schedule, while adhering to weekly deadlines. No scheduled meeting times. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: B Term
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 25
Section: 5B0
Open Seats: 25
Section: 5B0