Credit Hours: 0.5

Course Length: 1 Semester

Course Description

This course examines family and kinship, religion, economics, politics, survival of indigenous groups, and Western influences from an anthropological perspective to gain appreciation for cultural and ethnic diversity. Students gain an understanding of the differences and similarities, both biological and cultural, in human populations and recognize the characteristics that define their own culture while gaining an appreciation for the culture of others.

Course Prerequisites


Required Textbook(s) and/or Materials


Major Concepts

  • Ethnographies
  • Early & Late Hominids
  • Evolution of Language
  • Fertile Crescent
  • The !Kung
  • The Inca
  • Ethnobotany
  • Global Nutrition