SRJC Course Outlines

7/24/2024 9:34:50 PMANTHRO 30 Course Outline as of Spring 2005

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ANTHRO 30Title:  GLOBAL CULTURES & PEOPLE  
Full Title:  Global Culture and Traditional Peoples
Last Reviewed:12/12/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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The comparative study of peoples and traditions around the world that have encountered globalizing cultural trends and forces.  Examples of culture areas and cultural topics according to instructor's areas of expertise.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Compares cultural traditions and globalization in several societies around the world.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Global Perspective and Environmental Literacy
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceSummer 2004
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D7Interdisc Social or Behavioral Science  
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceSpring 2007
 4AAnthropology and Archeology  
 4GInterdis:Social and Behavioral Sciences  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify pre and post modern culture zones or areas geographically.
2. Map and describe variations in cultural institutions in globalizing
  culture areas of the world (examples: trends in religion, politics, the
  family, economics, women's roles, slavery, terrorism, medicine, and
  the like.)
3. Apply and critique popular theories of global culture in varying
  culture areas.
4. Evaluate the pace or future of globalization on specific culture areas.
5. Theorize about the accuracy and applicability of global culture
  studies on the social problems of the future.

Topics and Scope
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1.  The geographical identification of major and minor culture zones over
   recent decades and centuries (Introduction to Culture Area Map work.)
2.  Explanation of the major cultural institutions that are subject to
   globalization forces (politics, economics, religion, family, medicine,
   and the like.)
3.  Charting and analysis of global culture change to date (using both
   geographical boundaries and cultural institutions as indicators.)
4.  Review of popular and academic news  sources (newspapers, broadcast
   news, internet, and the like) as indicators of global culture change
   or global issues needing further study.
5.  Summary evaluation of common predictions and predictors regarding
   regionalized vs globalized cultures around the world today.
6.  Note:  The specific preference for examples from a given culture area
   exs: sub Saharan Africa, arctic zones, or High Andes) or cultural
   institution (examples: religion, politics, economics, women's roles,
   will be set by the expertise of the instructor.  However, all
   examples will be linked to a global perspective in the overview
   of the course.

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Students enrolled in this class will be required to:
1.  Read and compare newspapers, magazines, journals, the internet,
   popular television news, and traditional textbooks on the subject
   matter selected by the instructor. All textbooks will be read as
2.  Write either term papers or field project reports analyzing global
   cultural patterns.
3.  Participate objectively in class discussions and panel presentations.
4.  Draw or utilize maps of various kinds to demonstrate cultural
5.  Successful completion of objective and short answer examinations.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 30%
Term papers, Essays, field reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Mapping and class presentations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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1.  Prepared readers compiled according to the instructor's
   expertise/interest or as offered by large publications companies
   such as McGraw Hill, Allyn & Bacon, or Dushkin.
   A.  Spradley, J. & D. McCurdy, eds. 2003 CONFORMITY AND CONFLICT.
       11th ed., Allyn & Bacon:  Boston
   B.  Angeloni, Elvio, ed. 2004 ANNUAL EDICTIONS:  CULTURAL
       ANTHROPOLOGY., McGraw Hill:  Connecticut
   C.  Jackson, Robert M., ed. 2004 ANNUAL EDITIONS:  GLOBAL ISSUES.
       McGraw Hill:  Connecticut
2.  Weekly news source(s) such as:
   A.  A subscription to the Sunday edition(s) of a global newspaper
       Examples: New York Times, London Herald Tribune, L.A. Times, etc.)
   B.  Weekly news magazines (The Economist, Newsweek, etc.)
   C.  Assigned Internet readings (News summaries and analysis)

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