ANTH 1200 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Cultural anthropology is the systematic analysis of social organization, diversity, and adaptation. This social science uses well-developed field research and interpretive theories and methodologies to understand human cultural adaptation and variation. Cultural anthropology explores the complex interrelationships of environment, family, kinship structures, political and religious organization, gender, race, and ethnicity, technology, economy including acquisition of goods and cultural modes for production of food and other necessities, arts, and language of cultures from around the globe. This course examines evolving adaptations to environmental, economic, socio-political and other changes or stresses within and between cultures from around the globe. The course examines complex relations between groups within modern nations, particularly as formerly isolated ethnic and indigenous groups encounter globalization, migration, and transnational's, and are further impacted by cultural contact, tourism, diseases, environmental issues, etc. (3 lect.) SOC


3 credits

Transfer Status

Equivalent to UW.