Course Information

Fall Semester 2014

Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 1010–01, CRN 30326    
MWF 11:00-11:50 am, CN 227

This course is a General Education, "Knowledge Area: Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)" course.  It is also a required course for the upcoming Anthropology minor and counts as a Sociology elective.

Are you interested in exploring ‘foreign’ cultures and learning about the diversity of the human experience around the globe?  Cultural Anthropology is concerned with the cross-cultural analysis of similarities and differences in social phenomena such as marriage practices, family structure, gender relations, economic strategies, and religious beliefs. This course introduces the key concepts of the discipline through lectures, films, and class discussions of cultures from the Americas, Africa, Europe, Polynesia, and Asia.  Homework assignments and class discussions are intended to foster multicultural understanding as well as encourage self-reflection and critical analyses of our own world views and cultural beliefs. 

Biological Anthropology

ANTH 1020-01, CRN 30328
MWF 12:00-12:50 am, ED 215

This course explores basic evolutionary theory and human genetics from an anthropological perspective. It traces human evolution through time, compares humans to their closest living relatives, non-human primates, and examines the significance of modern human biological variations and adaptations.

 

 

Office Hours:
MW 2:00 - 4:30 pm, or by appointment.