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Cultural Anthropology (ANT-111)

Semester: Fall 2024
Number: 0103-111-004
Instructor: Christopher Parisano
Days: Monday Wednesday 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Note: Traditional In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - Science Building 205
Credits: 3
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This course focuses on concepts of culture and cultural relativism in the study of past and present human behavior.  Students gain exposure to the tools of participant-observation and ethnography.  Students examine how cultural ideas and practices shape perceptions of ourselves and others with whom we share a common world. (Learning Goals:G;Distribution Reqs:Social Sciences)

Learning Goals:   Students will be able to (1) define “culture”; (2) recognize and detect the presence of culture in everyday discourse; and (3) integrate the concept of culture in observations and interpretations about behaviors and practices from around the world. Through course work, in-class group activities and debates, a short fieldwork project, and a final examination, students will have a variety of learning situations in which to demonstrate their comprehension and engagement with anthropological ways of analyzing human behavior.

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