ANTH 201 - Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
(BSSD, GEEL [M])
An exploration of fundamental anthropological concepts, methods, and theories used to interpret traditional and modern cultures. Emphasis is placed on the components of cultural systems and the investigation of the impact of globalization on changing cultures worldwide. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101/ENGL 101A, READ 120. Three hours each week. Formerly AN 101.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Use and explain the anthropological concept of “culture.”
- Recognize ethnocentrism and ethnic stereotyping and be able to use cultural relativism to explain cultural traits.
- Analyze sociocultural systems by dividing them into their subsystem components (economic, familial, ecological, etc.).
- Apply the comparative approach to explain the reasons for cultural differences.
- Identify and analyze the multi-level and shifting basis of ethnicity.
- Employ ethnographic techniques to describe and analyze contemporary social systems.
- Recognize the impact of global forces on cultural systems around the world.
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