ANTH 0101 - Introduction to Anthropology

Credits: 3

This course is a survey introduction to all of the major fields of anthropology and human adaptation, cultural learning, and endeavor.  Students will learn that anthropology and the study of cultural knowledge is inherently holistic, comparative and interdisciplinary.  In this course we use the broad and current definition of the discipline as a five field program of study that recognizes global development, post-colonial economic, and political forces at work in the world today.  The five fields that students will be introduced to in their introductory coursework and can develop beyond the requirements include: 1) cultural anthropology, 2) archeology, 3) biological/medical anthropology, 4) linguistics, and 5 ) applied anthropology.  There is no pre-requisite to this course, first-year students are encourages to take this course.

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