Sep 25, 2023
ANT 210 - Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Exploration of the study of culture, utilizing case studies globally, and in the U.S. Includes discussion of cultural anthropology as a subfield of anthropology, theoretical perspectives and analysis, survey of research methods for collection and analysis of data, a cross-cultural examination of cultural diversity through ethnographic studies, and ethical issues in anthropological research and ethnographic studies.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 101 , WRT 101HC , WRT 101S , or WRT 101SE
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - SBS and I, G; Meets CTE - SBS and G.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Discuss cultural anthropology as a subfield of anthropology.
- Examine theoretical perspectives and their analysis.
- Demonstrate comprehension of research methods, and ethical issues in conducting anthropological research, utilizing case studies globally, and in the U.S.
- Examine cultural diversity through ethnographic case studies, and ethical issues in the presentation of ethnographic materials, in non-U.S. cultures or a cross-cultural study of non-U.S. to U.S. emphasis.
- Present the results of research in cultural anthropology.
- Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry
- Producing written discourse in more than one assignment through papers, reports, quizzes, tests, etc., which includes a minimum word standard of 3000 words.
- Written assignments emphasize critical inquiry which includes the gathering, interpreting, and evaluating of evidence.
- Includes a formal out of class paper of at least 1,500 words which requires critical inquiry and where the writer develops and supports a main idea.
- Explicit writing instruction with timely feedback to help students improve their writing and critical inquiry skills is part of the course’s content.
- The evaluation of written assignments must include the overall quality of written work and critical inquiry, as measured by a rubric.
- At least 50% of the student’s grade must be based on the written work and critical inquiry assignments.
- Cultural Anthropology as a Subfield of Anthropology
- Theoretical Perspectives and Analysis
- Presentation of theoretical perspectives or paradigms, including explaining how power relations permeate communities.
- Apply understanding through writing of papers
- Survey of Research Methods for Collection and Analysis of Data
- Survey of anthropological research methods used for the collection and analysis of data
- Ethical issues in anthropological research
- Analysis through writing of papers
- Cultural Diversity and Ethnographic Studies
- Examination of cultural diversity, as presented through ethnographic case studies in non-U.S. cultures or a cross-cultural study of non-U.S. to U.S. emphasis from different time periods and cultures
- Ethical issues in the presentation of ethnographic materials
- Present the results of research in cultural anthropology
- Presentation of results of student research
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