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Anthropology Courses

ANTH 450 - Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Hours: 3
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Three semester hours. (Capstone) This course examines issues and theories of gender cross-culturally. Ethnographic and interdisciplinary materials will be used to explore the diversity of gender roles and gender belief systems in the contemporary world. Emphasis will be on encouraging students to critically examine the social, cultural, and historical underpinnings of gender inequality.

ANTH 2351 - US-World Cultures: Perspectives from Anthropology
Hours: 3
This course introduces major concepts, theoretical frameworks and research methods of cultural anthropology. We will examine societies from small-scale foraging bands to complex societies; students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of global dynamics (issues, processes, trends and symptoms). A range of topics will be addressed from a global perspective including, social, economic and political development and underdevelopment; marriage, religion, gender, and language. In addition to examining the diversity of human cultures’, students will be able to apply knowledge of the interconnectedness of global dynamics. Through cross-cultural study students will be able to view themselves as engaged citizens within an interconnected and diverse world.