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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 100 - Introduction to Anthropology

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-D1-2
The study of human biology and culture for non-majors: concepts of human evolution, prehistory, and culture; discussion of human biological variation and deconstruction of concept of race; structure and function in social organization; synthesis of biological, cultural, and social factors.

Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-D1-2 - Lower Division Social Sciences
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Identify, summarize and sequence the basic schools of anthropological thought in all four academic sub-fields of the discipline at an introductory level;
  2. Apply basic qualitative and quantitative anthropology research methods and skills at an introductory level;
  3. Examine human diversity holistically and scientifically, discriminating among and analyzing conceptions and misconceptions of ethnicity, “race,” and human biological variation at an introductory level;
  4. Identify pragmatic uses of anthropological methods and perspectives in approaching real-world solutions, and identify instances of and opportunities for applications of anthropological tools and ideas in employment and community development, both locally and globally at an introductory level;
  5. Perceive social groups and human diversity sensitively, realistically, effectively, and respectfully, evaluating social groups and situations while recognizing recognize ones own biases and stereotypes (ethnocentrism);
  6. Develop a sense of global citizenship through appreciation of diverse experiences as sources of enrichment in your own life, your community, and your society(s);
  7. Define a singular humanity by understanding human evolution and the essential similarity of all humans;
  8. Understand the archaeological evidence for why we know we are not currently immune to overdevelopment, ecological disaster, and other large-scale failures;
  9. Consider the perspectives of various societies and people toward globalization and development.

D1-2. Lower-division Social Science Electives Learning Outcomes
  1. specify how social, political, economic, and environmental systems and/or behavior are interwoven;
  2. explain how humans individually and collectively relate to relevant sociocultural, political, economic, and/or environmental systems-how they produce, resist, and transform them;
  3. discuss and debate issues from the course’s disciplinary perspective in a variety of cultural, historical, contemporary, and/or potential future contexts; and
  4. explore principles, methodologies, value systems, and ethics employed in social scientific inquiry.

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