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COURSE NUMBER: ANTH107
COURSE TITLE:Cultural Anthropology
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
IAI CODE(S): S1 901N
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:135
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Survey of selected non-Western societies from around the world.  Societies reviewed might include china, Japan, Yanomamo, Wamani, !Kung, Navajo, Apache, Inuit, Tlingit, South India, papua New Guinea, and Morocco.  Films will accompany ethnographies from each culture.  The choices that people in cultures make to organize and solve problems, such as the definition of family relations and obligations, the distribution of goods and services, the administration of justice, the allocation of resources, the ways towards religiosity, and the relations of families and groups to the larger social networks will be examined.

PREREQUISITES:
Place into ENGL101.

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
*To examine the concepts, ideas, and the basic methods of ethnography and ethnology
*To better understand how the world's peoples have decided to arrange and order their world and in doing so, better able to reflect upon the western experience
*To identify and locate non-western world cultures
*To encourage analysis based on holistic and comparative perspective


TOPICAL OUTLINE:
Cultural Anthropology: Perspective and Method: Naciremas, China
Topics
Culture: !Kung, Yanomamo
The Life Cycle: Japan, Morocco
Gender and Culture: Japan- Geisha, New Guinea
Environment, Adaptation and Subsistence: Wamani, !Kung
Economics: New Guinea, !Kung
Marriage/Family and Kinship/Descent: India, China, Morocco
Politics and Culture: Liberia, Tlingit
Language and Culture: Apache, Japan
Religion and Culture: Maya, New Guinea
Cultural Evolution and the Contemporary World: China, Cross-Cultural Analysis


TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Kottak, Conrad. Cultural Anthropology. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 13th edition.

Peters-Golden, Holly. Cultural Sketches.Case Studies in Anthropology. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 5th edition, 2008.

The Kottack text is meant to be a basic reference for explanations of the perspective, topics and methods in cultural anthropology.


EVALUATION:
Grades will be given upon completion of all of the assignments:

Three Hourly Tests..........about 120 points each
Final................................about 150 points
Research paper.......................100 points
Film Review............................30 points
Oral Presentation.....................40 points

There will be 3 hourly exams and a final.  While exams are non-cumulative, information already covered in tests is presumed in subsequent ones.  Tests will cover all class material with a lend of multiple choices, essays, and short answers.
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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2010

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