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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 15, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ANTH& 206 - Cultural Anthropology:CD

5.0 Credits
An introduction to the nature of culture as a set of rules for the shared, learned, and patterned forms of behavior found in each society. Emphasis on theoretical orientation, cultural adaptation and integration, social organization, and cultural variation.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define anthropology and culture.
  2. Distinguish cultural anthropology from archaeology, linguistic anthropology, archaeology, and other social and natural sciences.
  3. Conduct participant observation and service-learning projects with local community partners.
  4. Explain the value of participant observation and service learning as research tools in cultural anthropology.
  5. Reflect orally and in writing on the value of service as a means of making a difference in a community.
  6. Identify the crucial role of culture and evolution in the sustainability of human-ecosystem interactions.
  7. Explain how societies are interrelated and the increasing impact of globalization on human lives and cultures.
  8. Define ethnocentrism and cultural relativism.
  9. Recognize and describe key features of human cultures and society: adaptation, language, family, kinship, ethnicity, religion, socialization, politics, economics, gender, etc.
  10. Identify ways that cultural anthropological research methods, knowledge and skills can be applied to the solution of contemporary world problems.

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