Explores how cultural beliefs are manifested in these media and how artworks create and sustain a culture's belief systems, values and social relations.
Enables students to recognize correlations between complexity of art styles and the nature of artworks in ancient, modern, Eastern and Western societies.
Part Two views women and men cross-culturally, comparing their roles and responsibilities in diverse settings. ANTH 227 Cultural Identities () This course examines the major forms of cultural identity—ethnicity, race, nationalism—from an anthropological perspective.
Explores how people create, maintain, and use cultural identities, how social context shapes their form and content, and how form and content support social relationships.
Students will explore case studies and theoretical perspectives, and write a paper based on library research. General Education Attribute: S2, SS3 ANTH 229 Critique of Civilization (3 ) This course explores the concept of civilization and its opposite, the primitive or savage, from anthropology’s unique cross-cultural perspective.
We will examine how these paired concepts figure prominently in the origin and development of anthropology, and how anthropology ultimately challenges the validity of both.
It defines the nature of archaeology as a socia Iscience incl Uding major events in the history of archaeology and the different approaches to the study of archaeology.Emphasizes ethnographic studies of religion in small-scale societies. General Education Attribute: AH2, H3 ANTH 214 Psychological Anthropology () The history of the culture and personality movement will be outlined and emphasis will then be placed on cultural universals and specifics.Cross-cultural biobehavioral practices will be considered along with their varied expression in specific cultural settings. General Education Attribute: S2, SS3 ANTH 217 Visual Anthropology () Examines human creative expression from the Paleolithic Period to modern day with examples in media such as the visual arts, architecture, sculpture, personal adornment, and film.Topics include: language, culture, and thought; language acquisition and language socialization; language and human evolution; language change; language as social action; ethnographies of communication. ANTH 221 Anthropology of Sexes and Genders () Introduction to comparative, cross-cultural study of gender.Part One focuses on the life cycle, including evolution and biological development, sexuality and reproduction, parenting and bonding, and nutrition.