2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Feb 27, 2024  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH& 106 American Mosaic (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Formerly ANTHR 104 - CCN

Course Description
We investigate the nature and dynamics of diversity in the United States today using anthropological approaches and methods. We examine multiple aspects of social identity including ethnicity, “race,” socioeconomic class, gender, and sexuality.

Student Outcomes
1. Articulate the anthropological concept of culture.
2. Identify, analyze, and articulate the construction of individual identity, personal perspective, and personal biases.
3. Identify, analyze, and discuss the dynamics of institutional and attitudinal discrimination in the U.S.
4. Identify, define, and discuss ethnocentrism, cultural relativism, and extreme relativism.
5. Analyze and discuss the multicultural context of the U.S.
6. Explain the situational aspect of ethnicity.
7. Distinguish between racial classification and the explanatory approach to human variation.
8. Distinguish between the concepts of sex, gender, and sexual orientation.
9. Identify and analyze the complexities of socioeconomic class in the United States.
10. Identify the diversity of family and household forms in the United States.
11. Explain how anthropologists learn about culture.

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