SRJC Course Outlines

7/18/2024 8:01:38 PMANTHRO 2 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ANTHRO 2Title:  CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY  
Full Title:  Cultural Anthropology
Last Reviewed:4/25/2022

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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Exploration of human cultural diversity and interrelationships on a global scale. Comparative analysis of traditions such as kinship, childrearing, religion, magic, political systems, language, and relationship to nature.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Exploration of human cultural diversity and interrelationships on a global scale. Comparative analysis of traditions such as kinship, childrearing, religion, magic, political systems, language, and relationship to nature.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
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 ScienceFall 1981
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D7Interdisc Social or Behavioral Science  
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1981
 4AAnthropology and Archeology  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: ANTH 120 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ANTH2

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.   Explain how culture functions by describing variations in cultural traditions (including social structures, systems of value, notions of identity, power structures, and spiritual beliefs) using appropriate anthropological terminology.
2.  Compare and contrast historical and contemporary approaches to anthropological study, including the professional ethical obligations of anthropologists using contemporary methods to study human groups today.
3.  Analyze the economic, political, and sociocultural forces of globalization and evaluate how they are reshaping various cultures today.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify and analyze patterns of diversity (uniqueness) and global
    culture (interconnected or interrelated patterns of culture).
2. Identify and apply the concepts of cultural relativism,
    ethnocentrism, and globalization.
3. Evaluate various human responses to similar social and environmental
4. Apply introductory terms and concepts used in contemporary
   ethnographic description.
5. Locate on a world map a diversity of cultures presented in readings
     and class sessions.
6. Synthesize and critique various field methods and theories regarding
    the study of culture today and in the past.
7.  Classify and analyze patterns of cultural change due to European
   Colonialism in the past and influence of globalization in the present.

Topics and Scope
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To be explored in local, regional, and global (or interconnected) contexts
I.  The concept of culture in local and global use today
II. History of Anthropological Theory
III. Variations in collecting and analyzing cultural data
         A. Ethnography
         B. Ethnology
         C. Applied Anthropology
         D. Ethical issues faced by contemporary anthropologists
IV. Cultural relativism and objectivity
V. Language and communication in individual and global cultural contexts
Vl.  Human relationships with nature
         A. Subsistence
         B. Patterns of environmental balance
VII. Economic exchange in various cultural and global settings
         A. Reciprocity
         B. Market exchange
VIII. Kinship, marriage, and the family
         A. Gender roles
         B. Kinship systems and terminologies
IX. Childrearing and its relationship to personality in regional and global settings
X.   Religious or belief systems as forces of human unification and/or conflict
XI.    Culture change and the future of globalization in anthropological perspective
         A. Indigenous groups and national governments
         B. Multinational corporations
         C. The Internet

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Representative Assignments:
1.  Read a minimum of 20 pages per week in course texts or supplementary readings.
2.  Write a minimum of 1500 words in the form of analyses, response papers, field studies, summaries, or book reviews.  
3.  Optional assignments may include quizzes, projects, presentations, attendance or in-class participation.
4.  Two to four examinations, including a final.

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 - 30%
Reaction papers, analyses, field studies, and/or book reviews
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
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
60 - 70%
Essay and multiple choice exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Group projects and/or presentations

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Cultural Anthropology. 12th edition. Haviland, Wm. A. , New York: Harcourt Brace: 2014 (2013).
Cultural Anthropology, 9th edition. Schultz, Emily A. and Lavenda, R.H.   New York: Oxford University Press: (2013).
Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, 7th edition. Kottak, C.P. New York: McGraw Hill: 2011 (2015).

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