Tompkins Cortland Community College

ANTH202 - Cultural Anthropology


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. This course is designed to broaden one’s worldview of people living in various cultures. The issues of ethnocentrism and cultural relativism are addressed through cross-cultural perspectives. Students will also conduct an interview or observation and research a specific culture of their choice. ANTH 202 fulfills the SUNY General Education Other World Civilizations or Social Sciences requirement. An honors section is occasionally offered. Prerequisites: Prior completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters.