Jan 19, 2022  
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 3314 - Social Anthropology

Credits: 3 hrs
This course is an introduction to the comparative study of cultures and cultural differences.  While the focus of cultural anthropology is to understand and explain such differences, it also seeks common ground by identifying what all humans share despite their differences.  Course objectives address the following:  the anthropological perspective and the various fields of anthropology; ethnolgraphic research methods; characteristics of culture; the biological origin and diversity of human species; social identity; language and communication; patterns of human subsistence and economic systems; sex, marriage and family; kinship and descent; politics, power and violence; religion and spirituality; social change and global challenges faciing humanity.