NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
SOC 212 - CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3 CR.)

COURSE INFORMATION

Inquiries into the origins, development, and diversification of human biology and human cultures. Includes fossil records, physical origins of human development, human population genetics, linguistics, cultures' origins and variation, and historical and contemporary analysis of human societies. Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

To increase student's knowledge of the variability of human culture and to acquaint them with the methods used in this research.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

None

COURSE OBJECTIVES/EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES

A.  Understanding of anthropological methods

B.  Knowledge about the basic patterns of human culture

C.  Greater appreciation of the variability between human cultures.

MAJOR TOPICS - TO BE COVERED
A. Theory and Methods

B. Language and Culture

C. Personality and the Psychology of Anthropology

D. Religion and Magic

E. Marriage and Kinship

F. Social Organizations and other Institutions

G. Culture Change

EXTRA TOPICS - MAY BE COVERED
A. Modernization and Third World Societies

B. Technology and the Future

C. Selected Research Topics

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