2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CANTH 1101 Cultural Anthropology

This course introduces students to basic anthropology concepts and methods of cultural analysis. Students will chronicle the development and evolution of anthropology, and focus on cultural anthropology, the study of human culture, social behaviors, beliefs and interaction. Students will be encouraged to analyze processes of change within and between groups, especially in regard to identity, family, religion and spirituality, economy, politics, power and globalization. The majority of the work will be classroom-based, but experiential components will be included and are essential to understanding the role of an anthropologist in the field.