ANTH 256 - World Cultures
(BSSD [M]) (G and R only)
An examination of one culture area in a particular geographic region using theories and methods of anthropology. The emphasis is on the prehistory, colonialism, cultural systems, modernization, and globalization of the region. Case studies are used to examine current conditions. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours lecture/discussion each week. Formerly AN 206.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Describe the prehistory of indigenous peoples in the region, including the ecology and the geography of the area.
- Explain the impact of conquest and culture contact on indigenous peoples in the region over time.
- Analyze cultural features such as religious practices and political, economic, and social systems for the people in the geographic area.
- Interpret anthropological literature and ethnographic case studies to understand contemporary cultures in the region.
- Recognize the ongoing processes of modernization and globalization and evaluate their effects on present day problems and future prospects in this region.
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