ANTH 200: Cultural Anthropology


ANTH 200: Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)

Course Description

Nature of culture, introduction to basic concepts for analyzing cultural behavior; patterning, integration, and dynamics of culture; culture and the individual. (3 hours lecture)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain how anthropologists study and talk about economic, kinship, political, gender, and religious systems, and cultural change.
  • Apply the concept of culture to analyze cross-cultural issues in Hawai‘i, the US, and the world.
  • Identify cross-cultural differences and similarities in multicultural societies such as Hawai‘i.
  • Describe patterns of culture in societies which utilize various strategies of adaptation to their environments, including subsistence patterns, political organization, social organization, and stratification.
  • Carry out ethnographic fieldwork in a subculture on O‘ahu and produce a written description of the culture.
  • Apply anthropological perspectives and research methods to careers and research outside of the discipline.
  • Examine his/her own life and culture in a more critical manner in relation to the lives of people in other cultures.

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