2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 05, 2021  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog
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ANTH& 206 Cultural Anthropology (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Formerly ANTHR 220-CCN

Course Description
We examine human behavior and belief across cultures. We learn how anthropologists work; how culture is created; how and why economic, social, and political systems differ across cultures; and the impacts of colonialism and globalization.

Student Outcomes
1. Explain how cultural anthropology fits into the overall discipline of anthropology.
2. Explain what culture is, how it is acquired, and how it works.
3. Distinguish and illustrate the concepts of ethnocentrism, cultural relativism, and extreme relativism.
4. Apply an ethnographic perspective to compare and discuss subsistence and economic systems across cultures.
5. Apply an ethnographic perspective to compare and discuss marriage, family, kinship systems, and descent across cultures.
6. Apply an ethnographic perspective to compare and discuss political systems and social control across cultures.
7. Apply an ethnographic perspective to compare and discuss social differentiation across cultures.
8. Explain and illustrate religion / worldview from an anthropological perspective.
9. Identify and discuss the impacts of and responses to colonialism, modernization, and globalization.
10. Discuss global citizenship and contemporary issues from an anthropological perspective.



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