Tompkins Cortland Community College

ANTH202H - Cultural Anthropology - Honors

Cultural Anthropology focuses on understanding current living human cultures, and the beliefs and practices that make social life possible. Special attention is given to cultural areas, including family and kinship structure, economic organization, gender roles, enculturation, spirituality and religion, human rights and stratification, cultural change and globalization. Methods and techniques such as field studies and cross-cultural comparisons used by anthropologists to examine cultures are analyzed and applied. The issues of ethnocentrism and cultural relativism are addressed through cross-cultural perspectives. Students also research and conduct a culture study. ANTH 202 fulfills the SUNY General Education Other World Civilizations or the Social Sciences requirement. Prerequisites: Prior completion or concurrent enrollment in MATH 090 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101; instructor permission. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters.