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ANTH 112 - Introduction to Anthropology

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: Anthropology is the scientific study of humans - in all times and all places. This course introduces the discipline by surveying its four subfields: cultural anthropology, physical or biological anthropology, archaeology and linguistics. Students will explore methods, perspectives and theories for each subfield and how they are applied to solve global issues in today’s complex and rapidly changing world. 

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Liberal Arts | Social Science
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Apply the key concepts, methods and perspectives used in the major subfields of anthropology.
  2. Outline the characteristics of culture.
  3. Illustrate how anthropology can be applied to modern social problems.
  4. Evaluate the relationship of language and culture.
  5. Assess the characteristics and behavior of modern primates.
  6. Outline trends in human physical evolution using fossil evidence.
  7. Evaluate explanations for modern human physical diversity.
  8. Summarize the major trends in cultural evolution.
  9. Compare similarities and differences in cultures worldwide.
  10. Assess the impact of change, including globalization, on global communities.

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