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2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 103 - Cultural Anthropology

4 Credit(s)

A comparative cross-cultural explanation of how cultural learning shapes human behavior. Aspects of culture to be examined include patterns of subsistence social structures, marriage and family, political processes, social control, religious beliefs and practices, and worldview and values. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the will should be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural anthropology as a sub-field within the broader discipline of anthropology

2. Explain past and contemporary theoretical approaches employed in cultural anthropology and ethnographic research

3. Identify and analyze ways in which culture shapes human behavior in order to develop a deeper understanding of the vast similarities and differences that exist among human cultures

4. Discuss the concepts of cultural relativism, ethnocentrism, and participant observation

5. Describe anthropology's position on race

6. Illustrate the relationship of language and culture

7. Demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of cross-cultural adaptive patterns through the exploration of subsistence strategies, marriage, family and kinship, gender and sexuality, political order and social stratification, belief systems, and artistic expression

8. Understand the effects of globalization on indigenous peoples around the world

9. Analyze and discuss why indigenous knowledge matters in the contemporary world

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