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2017-2018 Catalog Year
ANTH-101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

General Information

  • Name: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Discipline: Anthropology
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: (Courses with numbers 100 to 299) This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Introduces human culture and society. Provides an understanding of human diversity through a comparative study of politics, religion, economics and social organization.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:

  1. Exhibit factual knowledge of a broad range of cultures of the world. (GE 1).
  2. Examine cultural change through the lens of ethnographic and ethnologic research. (GE 4).
  3. Describe diverse positions on selected anthropological values or practices (GE 5).
  4. Demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity through an examination of cultural interaction from selected areas of the world (GE 5).
  5. Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through substantially error-free prose suitable to the purpose of relating selected anthropological topics to personal experience and knowledge (GE 2, 6).

Scheduled ANTH-101 classes:

Fall 2017