Course List

Intro to Cultural Anthropology -

ANTH 101 A

Instructor: Dr. Whitney A.M. Leeson
Block: 5
Time: M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Term: 2010FA
Room: WEST 127
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the concepts and methods usedby anthropologists to study human societies andcultures. Case studies from primarily non-Westerncultures will provide an overview of the cultureconcept and its relationship to institutions ofkinship, marriage, gender, language, race andethnicity, production, exchange, politicalorganization, magic, religion and the arts. Thecourse will also demonstrate the relevance ofanthropology to the modern world.

Intro to Cultural Anthropology -

ANTH 101 B

Instructor: Dr. Chad T. Morris
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2010FA
Room: TRT 207
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the concepts and methods usedby anthropologists to study human societies andcultures. Case studies from primarily non-Westerncultures will provide an overview of the cultureconcept and its relationship to institutions ofkinship, marriage, gender, language, race andethnicity, production, exchange, politicalorganization, magic, religion and the arts. Thecourse will also demonstrate the relevance ofanthropology to the modern world.

Creating Comm Chnge:Appl ANTH -

ANTH 380 A

Instructor: Dr. Chad T. Morris
Block: 7A
Time: M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Term: 2010FA
Room: TRT 207
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

How can the anthropological worldview be used toimprove the lives of individuals and communities?Why do some development programs work, whileothers fail? The purpose of this course is toallow you to recognize the role of culture incontemporary human problems, and to use thisrcognition to identify means of creating positive,sustainable, and minimally biased change. Thecourse will include overviews of the history ofapplied anthropology and of the current state ofthe field in several different domains ofapplication, including health, the environment,business and education. Importantly, the courseincludes an active community research component,is designed to provide some field experience inapplying course material. As such, you will beexposed to some training in the anthropolocialmethods of participant observation andinterviewing.(1) 3hr/wk.