SRJC Course Outlines

6/13/2024 10:08:56 PMANTHRO 30 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ANTHRO 30Title:  ANTHRO OF GLOBALIZATION  
Full Title:  Anthropology of Globalization
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 various peoples and traditions as influenced by the dynamic processes of globalization.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent and Course Completion of ANTHRO 2

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The comparative study of various peoples and traditions as influenced by the dynamic processes of globalization.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent and Course Completion of ANTHRO 2
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.  Describe how historical forces (such as the formation of trade routes, European colonization, and technological innovations) lead to the processes of globalization.
2. Compare and contrast global changes in cultural traditions such as religion, politics, social organization, economics, gender roles, and ideas of illness and healing.
3.  Apply and evaluate popular anthropological approaches and methodologies to globalization.
4.  Describe and evaluate the processes of globalization.
5.  Evaluate the accuracy and applicability of globalization frameworks upon current and future social problems.

Topics and Scope
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 1.       Introduction to Anthropology as a holistic discipline and to the guiding principles of ethnographic inquiry.
            a. Participant-observation
            b. Cultural relativism
2.      Introduction to globalization and its influences on human culture.
3.      The description of the historical processes from the ancient world to the present relevant to understanding globalization.
            a. Ancient trade routes
            b.  European colonization
4.      Past and current theories relating to globalization
            a.  Political economy
            b.  World-system theory
            c.  Global assemblages
            d.  The global and the local
5.        Westernization and global culture
            a.  Cultural influences of westernization
            b.  Impacts of globalization on "the West"
6.       Technology and globalization
            a.  Impacts of transportation technologies
            b.  Impacts of communication technologies
            c.  Impacts of medical technologies
7.        Impacts of globalization on cultural traditions
            a.  Social organization
            b.  Political organization
            c.  Gender roles
            d.  Religion
            e.   Economics
8.        Global governance
            a.  Multilateral financial institutions
            b.  Non-governmental organizations
            c.  Global citizenship
9.      Impacts of globalization on people of particular world regions and cultural traditions (may include one or more case studies).
NOTE:  The specific preference for examples from a particular world region (such as lowland South American, Andean South American, or Oceania) 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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1.  Read at least 20 pages per week in texts or supplementary readings.  All textbooks will be read as homework.
2.  Two to ten learning assessments including quizzes, short essays, or group projects.
3.  Write a minimum of 2500 words in the form of reading response papers, term papers or field project reports analyzing the influence of globalization processes.
4.  Two to four exams including a final exam (may be objective, short-answer, and / or essay examinations).
5.  Optional assignments include assigned map quizzes, other types of homework, attendance and in-class participation.

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
20 - 40%
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
10 - 30%
Group projects
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, short answer, or essays
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Participation, in-class exercises

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Anthropology of Globalization, 2nd edition.  Inda, Jonathan Xavier and Rosaldo, Renaro eds.  Malden, Mass: Blackwell Publishing:  2008
Cultural Anthropology:  A Global Perspective, 7th Edition.  Scupin, Raymond.  Prentice Hall:  2007  
Global Outlaws.  Nordstrom, Carolyn.  University of California Press:  2008
One World, Many Cultures, 7th edition.  Hirschberg, Stuart and Hirschberg, Terry.  Pearson-Longman:  2008

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