Cultural Anthropology

Receive a thoughtful introduction to exploring human diversity across multiple spectrums. Cultural Anthropology presents the basic information pertinent to the field, like kinship and descent, anthropological theories, religion and belief systems, among others.

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Cultural Anthropology

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3 Credits

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$79

Plus membership

3 Credits

All courses include:

eTextbooks

2 to 3-day turnaround for grading

Multiple chances to improve your grade

On-demand tutoring & writing center

Student support 7 days a week

Cultural Anthropology

$79

Plus membership

3 Credits

About This Course

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ACE Approved 2021

Cultural Anthropology provides a thoughtful introduction to exploring human diversity across multiple spectrums: economic, political, social and cultural. This online course presents the basic information pertinent to the field, like kinship and descent, anthropological theories, religion and belief systems, among other important aspects.

Course Outcomes

Examine the scope and evolution of anthropology through its subfields and transition through modernism and postmodernism.

Evaluate the different approaches to anthropology and apply the concept of ethics to the gathering and analysis of data.

Illustrate how ethnocentrism and contemporary ideas have influenced culture in anthropology.

Assess the growth, development, and effects of communication and language on culture and thought.

Elaborate on the different dimensions of social organization and relate the concepts of tolerance, accommodation, and conflict to ethnicity.

Examine the subsistence strategies and the economics, methods, and principles that govern distribution, exchange, and consumption of goods and services.

Understand the connection between power, authority, and politics and relate them to social control, nationalism, and external relations.

Assess the reasons for the development of belief systems and analyze the changes that occurred over time.

Differentiate between various types of descent groups and review the debate of kinship over biology.

Examine the rules and forms of marriages and relate the evolution of the family to social and economic changes

Measure the impact of gender on the roles of men and women, and examine the different perspectives on human sexual behavior.

Analyze the formation and impact of economic and social classes during industrialization and evaluate the world-system perspective.

Assess the impact of colonialism on societies around the world.

Examine the effects of contact and globalization on culture in various societies.

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Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Kottak, Conrad Phillip. Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, 10th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2016, ISBN: 9780078117084.

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