ANT-101 - Introduction to Anthropology

3 credits

A general introduction to social and cultural anthropology which will explore among the diverse cultures of the world some of the possible variations in technology, economics, social and political organization, art, religion, and ideology. Each year the world grows smaller in each area of communication, transportation, and general economic interdependence. However, an understanding of cultural differences among the people of the world is often lacking. Cultural anthropology provides a systematic description and comparison of the ways of life of groups of people throughout the world. An appreciation of the solutions to human problems developed by other cultures allows not only greater perception of our own way of life, but also of the values and goals of others. The fundamental objective of this course is to provide insight into various ways that people respond to basic needs.

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.

Previously known as: SOCL-110