ANTH 3AC Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Focus on American Cultures (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Introduces basic concepts of cultural anthropology through the study of cultures from at least three of the five following groups: African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Chicano/Latino, Native American, and European American (as per the requirements of the UC American Cultures Program). Ethnography, history, literature, films and music are integrated in an interdisciplinary approach to cultural studies.
Formerly ANTH 3X.
Offered Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Explain the historical development of cultural anthropology as a field, and its place in the behavioral/social sciences.
- Outcome 2: List and describe the four major sub-fields of anthropology, their theoretical approaches and particular contributions to the goals of anthropology.
- Outcome 3: Address contemporary debates on cultural diversity in the U.S. using the concepts of the Multicultural Society.
- Outcome 4: Explain the principles of anthropological methodology and apply them in required assignments.
- Outcome 5: Describe shared and distinct cultural characteristics of diverse American groups, drawing on studies of family, kinship, economics, political organization, spirituality, and social control.
- Outcome 6: Evaluate major debates and principal paradigms in multicultural studies.
- Outcome 7: Identify dynamics of ethnicity, race, gender, and class in the systems of social stratification in the U.S.