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Anthropology (ANTY)

ANTY 101 Anthropology and the Human Experience

Credits: 3

Term: (F, S, Su based on sufficient demand)

Core Class: Cultural Diversity OR Social Sciences

This course provides an introductory survey of the basic theory and practice of the four classic fields of anthropology: physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and cultural anthropology. The focus of the course is on the evolution of the human species, theories of early culture, reconstruction of the past through archaeological analysis, and structure and usage of language and its relationship to culture. The student will become familiar with the basic concepts of anthropology, its sub-disciplines, methods used to study and understand other cultures, and the general theories of cultures.