Jan 19, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

ANT6911 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY COURSE PROCEDURE


ANT6911 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either Freshman or Sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

ANT6911 - Cultural Anthropology (3 hrs.)

[KRSN ANT1010]

Students will explore the concept of culture as a system of ideas, behaviors, technology, and organization.  The focus is on the ways in which humans produce culture in a given environment, so that students gain an understanding of the diverse ways in which humans live. 

 

The learning outcomes and competencies detailed in this course outline or syllabus meet or exceed the learning outcomes and competencies specified by the Kansas Core Outcomes Groups project for this course as approved by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge concerning anthropology and the science of understanding the human condition.  Students will be grounded in the methodology, brief history, major subject areas, and applications of cultural anthropology, and develop a framework to view the world around them.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the students will be able to become familiar with the five subfields of anthropology, and develop a working knowledge of the basics of cultural anthropology.  The student will develop research, writing and critical thinking skills.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period.  Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1:  Cultural Anthropology

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Define anthropology and its subfields
  • Define culture
  • Define folk model and analytic model’ apply each
  • Understand the basic methods of cultural anthropology.
  • Understand an apply cultural relativism

UNIT 2: Human Origins; Language

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Outline the concept of evolution                                                                 
  • Discuss the basics of human evolution and diversity

UNIT 3: Culture and Personality

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Define personality
  • Be familiar with the modal personality concept
  • Understand the applications and findings of psychological anthropology, including cultural norms and mental health implications

UNIT 4: America as a Foreign Culture

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Recognize the characteristics of American culture, as seen through others’ eyes
  • Appreciate and evaluate American cultural norms & biases in the global human setting

UNIT 5: Ecological Anthropology/Economics

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Understand the basic concepts & terms of ecology and economics as studied by anthropologists
  • Understand the relationship of culture and environment
  • Understand and evaluate economic systems

UNIT 6: Kinship/Gender/Social Organization

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Recognize & apply the basic terms relating to gender, marriage, kinship and social structure
  • Appreciate & evaluate gender roles

UNIT 7: Religion/The Arts

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Define religion
  • Recognize the characteristics & types of religion
  • Understand & apply the concept of revitalization
  • Define art, and recognize its place within culture
  • Understand the cultural boundaries, contexts and expression in the arts

UNIT 8: Applying Anthropology/Cultural Change and the Future

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Recognize & apply the basic terms relating to gender, marriage, kinship and social structure
  • Recognize the cultural elements of ethnic conflict, hunger, inequality and resource depletion
  • Understand and assess the effect of industrialized societies and development on traditional groups

UNIT 9: Research Skills/Critical Thinking Skills

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Design and carry out original research
  • Apply the definitions, theories and methods of anthropology
  • Demonstrate developing skills in writing (mechanics & style)
  • Make use of all library resources, incl. Inter-library loan and on-line resources
  • Apply rigorous, critical analysis to acquired and received knowledge in   all fields and subjects

Projects Required:

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

None

Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission, and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching, and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability, which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.