Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


Introduction to the holistic study of culture. Focusing on the work of ethnographers and other cultural anthropologists and beginning with a firm base in anthropological theory, the course builds a comprehensive and cross-cultural appreciation of multiple related topical areas. These include the definition and evolution of culture, language, food production, human reproduction and sexuality, economic organization, domestic life, kinship and descent, political life, social class and caste organization, culture and personality, religion, art, globalization, and applied cultural anthropology. (formerly SOC113) (Cultural Diversity)

3 Credits: 3 Lecture


Adventure Anthropology: Cultural Immersion and Study Abroad


Seminar-style anthropological/historical investigation of a particular cultural group and its region of the world, historical and modern. Emphasis placed on examination of relevant anthropological research and historical interpretations that describe the cultural group’s history, modern context, significant characteristics, achievements, and challenges. Issues related to ethnicity, development, technology, health, and sustainability will be studied to allow students to connect their specific major expertise to an international application. Field work includes travel to select global destinations with guided tours and presentations. Spring Only.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

ENL111 and SCI100; or
ENL111 and SOC111; or
ANT113 and ENL111; or
ENL111 and HIS116; or
ENL111 and HIS136; or
ENL111 and HIS146; or
ENL111 and HIS262