4 Credits, 4 Contacts

This course is intended to introduce students to the field of anthropology and to provide them with an understanding of the theoretical perspectives and methodological strategies used in the study of traditional and contemporary socio-cultural systems found throughout the world. Special attention will be given to the basic concept of “culture” and to the nature and inter- relationship of particular cultures with their environments. This course is designed to assist students in developing the skills needed to critically analyze anthropological data and to prepare them to pursue further study in the discipline.

 
Prerequisite: ENG 121