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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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ANTH 1140 Syllabus

ANTH-1140 G-Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3

This is an introductory course that provides an overview of cultural anthropology as a subfield within the broader discipline of anthropology and as a research approach within the social sciences more generally.  The course presents core concepts and methods of cultural anthropology that are used to understand the ways in which human beings organize and experience their lives through distinctive cultural practices.  More specifically, this course explores social and cultural differences and similarities around the world through a variety of topics such as: language and communication, economics, ways of making a living, marriage and family, kinship and descent, race, ethnicity, political organization, supernatural beliefs, sex and gender, and globalization.  This course ultimately aims to present a broad range of perspectives and practices of various cultural groups from across the globe.
Formerly ANTH-210
Prerequisites: ENGL-1110 (ENGL-111) and RDNG-099   
Offered: Fall, Spring