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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
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Rowell
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 7
Section: 500
Open Seats: 7
Section: 500
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Korn
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 5
Section: 501
Open Seats: 5
Section: 501
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Britton
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 2
Section: 502
Open Seats: 2
Section: 502
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Beranek
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 3
Section: 503
Open Seats: 3
Section: 503
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Mar
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 7
Meets: M from 11:00AM to 12:15PM
Section: Y00
Open Seats: 7
Meets: M from
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Section: Y00
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Sawyer
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 10
Meets: TH from 12:30PM to 1:45PM
Section: Y03
Open Seats: 10
Meets: TH from
12:30PM to 1:45PM
Section: Y03
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Rowell
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 1
Meets: T from 2:00PM to 3:15PM
Section: Y01
Open Seats: 1
Meets: T from
2:00PM to 3:15PM
Section: Y01
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Rowell
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 17
Meets: T from 5:30PM to 6:45PM
Section: Y02
Open Seats: 17
Meets: T from
5:30PM to 6:45PM
Section: Y02
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Korn
Term: Spring 2021
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. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: B Term
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 1
Section: 5B0
Open Seats: 1
Section: 5B0
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Rowell
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: 12 Week Term
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 4
Section: 5T0
Open Seats: 4
Section: 5T0