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ANT 101 - General Anthropology

Class: 3 Credits: 3
This course is the study of physical and cultural anthropology. This course explores subfields of anthropology to examine primatology, human palenotology, human variation, archeology and ethnology.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 100  and RDG 100  with a minimum grade of “C” required.
Course Topics:
The Importance of Anthropology

  • Research Methods in Anthropology
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Human Variation and Adaptation
  • Primates: Present and Past
  • The First Hominids
  • The Emergence of Homo Sapiens
  • Food Production and the Rise of States
  • Culture and Culture Change
  • Language and Communication
  • Economics
  • Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity and Racism
  • Sex and Gender
  • Marriage, Family and Kinship

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Required Materials:
Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify the core concepts in cultural anthropology, archaeology, and physical anthropology.
  2. Discuss cultural relativism, ethnocentrism, and the holistic approach that separates anthropology from other sciences.
  3. Describe the fundamentals of physical anthropology, and evolutionary theory.
  4. Define the concept of culture and discuss the processes of culture change.

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