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10/5/2022 5:30:59 PMANTHRO 2 Course Outline as of Fall 2023

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CATALOG INFORMATION

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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An exploration of human cultural diversity and interrelationships on a global scale. In this introductory, broad survey course, students will compare and analyze traditions such as kinship, religion, magic, political systems, economic systems, language, forms of social stratification and identity, gender roles and stereotypes, and human relationship to nature through the lens of anthropological research past and present.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An exploration of human cultural diversity and interrelationships on a global scale. In this introductory, broad survey course, students will compare and analyze traditions such as kinship, religion, magic, political systems, economic systems, language, forms of social stratification and identity, gender roles and stereotypes, and human relationship to nature through the lens of anthropological research past and present.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:D
H
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Global Perspective and Environmental Literacy
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 1981
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D5Geography  
 D6History  
 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:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will 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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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course students will:
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 challenges.
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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Students will explore these topics 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. Kinship and descent systems
      B. Kinship terminologies
IX.   Identity, Gender and Sex
      A. Gender and sexuality as cultural constructions
      B. Gender roles and stereotypes
      C. Alternative genders
      D. Male and female rights of passage
X.    Political Organization
      A. Bands, tribes, chiefdoms, states, and nation-states
      B. Forms of social control including law
XI.   Social Stratification
      A. Race
      B. Ethnicity
      C. Class
      D. Caste
XII.  Religion/Belief Systems
      A. Mythologies and oral tradition
      B. Symbols and rituals
      C. Concepts of illness and healing
      D. Concepts of superstition and magic
XIII. Culture Change and the Future of Globalization in Anthropological Perspective
      A. Indigenous groups and national governments
      B. Act of colonialism
      C. Multinational corporations
      D.The internet

Assignments:
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Representative Assignments:
1.  For homework, students will read and study assignments in textbooks or supplementary readings for each class meeting approximately 10 to 30 pages per week.
2.  Students will write one or more papers which may include critical analyses, response papers, field studies, summaries, or book reviews (for a total of 1250 to 1500 words)
3.  During the course, students will complete two to four examinations, including a final.
4.  Optional graded assignments for students may include quizzes, projects, presentations, attendance, or 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 - 30%
Response 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%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
60 - 70%
Exams, final, quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Projects, presentations, attendance, or in-class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology. 7th Ed. Lavenda, Robert H. and Schultz, Emily A. Oxford University Press. 2019
Culture Counts: A Concise Introduction to Anthropology. 5th Ed. Nanda, Serena and Warms, Richard L. Sage. 2021
Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. 12th Ed. Kottak, C.P. McGraw Hill. 2020

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