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ANTH& 100 Survey of Anthropology • 5 Cr.

Description:

An introductory course on the cultures and biology of humans, from scientific and humanistic perspectives. Explores all four fields of anthropology: archaeology (ancient cultures), cultural anthropology (contemporary cultures and cultural diversity), biological anthropology (primates, genetics, evolution, and human biological diversity), and linguistics (language and communication).

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Articulate an understanding of the breadth of anthropology, its main fields (archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, linguistics) and their ties to the sciences and humanities.
  • Recognize, identify, and employ the scientific method in anthropology, and to distinguish coherent arguments based on such principles from other claims.
  • Identify critical components in anthropological thought, especially in regard to ethnocentrism and cultural relativism.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the range of human cultural and biological variation in the past and present from an evolutionary perspective.
  • Convey the importance of language in culture and society.
  • Explain the relevance of the anthropological perspective to global issues and cultural diversity.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000