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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 130 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-D1-2
Exploration of social and cultural dynamics worldwide; human-environmental relationships across cultures; effects of political economy on cultural autonomy.

Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground, or Hybrid or Online Synchronous.
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. define and explain essential terms in sociocultural anthropology;
  2. explain how culture shapes and is shaped by environments, histories, biologies, pre-existing ideas, and power relations;
  3. use anthropological frameworks and theories to analyze various cultural phenomena (e.g., religion and ritual, gender dynamics and roles, power distribution);
  4. discuss the ways in which people create culture and the extent they are limited by particular cultural frameworks.

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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