Theoria Technical College | Evaluated Learning Experience
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH-101)
September 2019 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to explain the general definition and purpose of anthropology; discuss the concept of culture as used in anthropology, its salient properties, and controversies surrounding the concept of culture; describe universals in human psychological development; define explanation, associations, and theory, and discuss the roles of these concepts in research; define communication and compare and contrast human and nonhuman communication; describe foraging and complex foraging, and identify the general societal features associated with food collecting; compare and contrast the allocation of resources among foragers, horticulturalists, intensive agriculturalists, and pastoralists, and discuss how colonialism and the state have affected that allocation; and demonstrate knowledge of concepts relating to the variation in the degree of social inequality.
This course is an introduction to cultural anthropology. Anthropology offers a way of understanding both the commonalities of the human experience and the diversity of human societies and cultures. It offers tools for making sense of the experience of people whose lives are different from our own, as well as casting our familiar world in a new perspective. The course introduces some of the key concepts that have concerned anthropologists such as culture, social culture, religion, kinship, race, gender, consumption, community, and identity, and provides an opportunity to learn about a variety of cultural context both within and outside the United States. Courses are taught throughout the year in eight periods. See the course calendar for exact dates.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Educational Studies, Allied Health, Human Services, Social Work, Professional Studies, Business, or Anthropology (9/22).