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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 210 - Cultural Anthropology

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Exploration of the study of culture. Includes discussion of cultural anthropology as a subfield of anthropology, theoretical perspectives and analysis, survey of research methods for collection and analysis of data, an examination of cultural diversity through ethnographic studies, and ethical issues in anthropological research and ethnographic studies.

Prerequisite(s): With a C or better: 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
  1. Discuss cultural anthropology as a subfield of anthropology.
  2. Examine theoretical perspectives and their analysis.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension of research methods, and ethical issues in conducting anthropological research.
  4. Examine cultural diversity through ethnographic case studies, and ethical issues in the presentation of ethnographic materials.
  5. Present the results of research in cultural anthropology.

  1. Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry
    1. Producing written discourse in more than one assignment through papers, reports, quizzes, tests, etc., which includes a minimum word standard of 3000 words.
    2. Written assignments emphasize critical inquiry which includes the gathering, interpreting, and evaluating of evidence.
    3. 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.  
    4. Explicit writing instruction with timely feedback to help students improve their writing and critical inquiry skills is part of the course’s content.
    5. The evaluation of written assignments must include the overall quality of written work and critical inquiry, as measured by a rubric.
    6. At least 50% of the student’s grade must be based on the written work and critical inquiry assignments.
  2. Cultural Anthropology as a Subfield of Anthropology
  3. Theoretical Perspectives and Analysis
    1. Presentation of theoretical perspectives or paradigms
    2. Apply understanding through writing of papers
  4. Survey of Research Methods for Collection and Analysis of Data
    1. Survey of anthropological research methods used for the collection and analysis of data
    2. Ethical issues in anthropological research
    3. Analysis through writing of papers
  5. Cultural Diversity and Ethnographic Studies
    1. Examination of cultural diversity, as presented through ethnographic case studies from different time periods and cultures
    2. Ethical issues in the presentation of ethnographic materials
  6. Present the results of research in cultural anthropology
    1. Presentation of results of student research

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021-2022