Cultural Anthropology - SOC 211 at New River Community College

Effective: 2022-03-31

Course Description

Examines the origins, development, research, diversification and evolution of human cultures. Includes exposure to the variability of both Western and Non-Western aspects of culture. Provides an introduction to the nature of culture and its relationship to various social institutions and societies. This is a Passport and UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

The course outline below was developed as part of a statewide standardization process.

General Course Purpose

Cultural Anthropology is intended to introduce students to the complex culturally diverse world around them. It provides students with exposure to the investigation, interpretation and comparison of culture. Students define culture and how various cultural systems operate and are interconnected and interdependent both locally and globally. Students will systematically explore numerous cultural aspects of family structures, politics, religion, health, sexuality, language, technology, communication and social change. Faculty will encourage students to appreciate cultural diversity and cross-cultural engagements.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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