1.0 Credit

Students acquire an understanding of the differences and similarities, both biological and cultural, in human populations. Students recognize the characteristics that define their culture and gain an appreciation for the culture of others. The content includes, but not be limited to, the following: human biological and cultural origins -adaptation to the physical environment -diversity of human behavior – an evolution of social and cultural institutions -patterns of language development -family and kinship relationships -effects of change on such cultural institutions as the arts, education, religion and law.

Within each chapter are several pages that cover topics such as the ability to identify and describe the following anthropology sub-fields: physical and cultural anthropology, linguistics, archaeology, and specialized sub-fields. Because so much of the material builds upon prior knowledge, it is required that you go through the course in the order it is written.

Virtual labs and/or simple at home labs are conducted for most chapters. Lab reports must be submitted, organizing data and answering questions for the experiment.

1- Welcome to Class
1- Introduction
2- Course Description
3- Course Links
4- Understanding Plagiarism
5- MLA Formatting MSWord 2007
6- MLA Documentation updates
7- MLA Citation
8- MLA Incorporating Sources

2- Human Culture
1- What is Culture
2- Culture and Society
3- Characteristics of Culture
4- Cultures Change
5- Our Own Culture
6- Methods for Learning About Culture
7- Ideal, Actual, and Believed Behavior
8- Gathering Data About Culture
Essay: Levels of Culture Essay
Quiz: Human Culture

3- Language and Culture
1- Introudction
2- What is Language
3- Analysis of Language
4- Learning Language
5- Language and Thought Processes
6- Hidden Aspects
7- Tone and Character of Voice
8- Cultural Use of Space
9- Communicating with Clothes
Assignment: Language Assignment
Quiz: Language and Culture

4- Patterns of Subsistence
1- Introuduction
2- Foraging
3- Pedestrian Foraging
4- Aquatic Foraging
5- Pastoralism
6- Pastoralist Personality Traits
7- Horticulture
8- Intensive Agriculture
9- Comparisons
Assignment: Patterns of Subsistence Assignment
Quiz: Patterns of Subsistence

5- Economic Systems
1- Introuduction
2- Non-market Economies
3- Distribution and Exchange
4- Redistributive Exchanges
Essay: Reciprocity Essay
Quiz: Economic Systems

6- Social Organization
1- Introudction
2- Status and Role
3- Non-kinship Based Social Groups
Quiz: Social Organization

7- Kinship
1- Overview
2- Descent Principles I
3- Cognatic Descent
4- Descent Principles II
5- Descent Groups
6- Kin Naming Systems I
7- Kin Naming Systems II
Assignment: Matrilineal Descent Assignment
Quiz: Kinship

8- Sex and Marriage
1- Overview I
2- Restrictions
3- Overview II
4- Number of Births
5- Marriage Rules I
6- Spouses Permitted
7- Marriage Rules II
8- Residence Rules
9- Homosexuality
Assignment: Exogamy and Endogamy Assignment
Quiz: Sex and Marriage

9- Process of Socialization
1- Socialization
2- World-view
3- Personality Development
4- Rites of Passage
Quiz: Socialization

10- Ethnicity and Race
1- Overview
2- Nature of Ethnicity
3- Ethnic Identification
4- What are You
5- World Diversity Patterns
6- American Diversity Patterns
7- American Diversity Patterns II
Essay: World Diversity Essay
Quiz: Ethnicity and Race

11- Political Organization
1- Introduction
2- Bands and Tribes
3- Chiefdoms and States
4- Why We Give Up Bands
Quiz: Political Organization

12- Social Control
1- Overview
2- Law
3- Warfare
Assignment: Social Control Worksheet
Quiz: Social Control

13- Anthropology of Religon
1- Overview
2- Common Elements
3- Religious Leaders
4- Trancing in Religion
5- Magic and Religion
Essay: Religion Essay
Quiz: Anthropology of Religon

14- Medical Anthropology
1- Explanations of Illness
2- Susto
3- Curing Practices
4- Epidemiology
5- Culture Specific Diseases
Quiz: Medical Anthropology
Worksheet: Medical Anthropology Worksheet

15- Culture Change
1- Overview
2- Processes of Change
3- Acculturation I
4- Acculturation I
5- Acculturation II
6- Global Change
Quiz: Culture Change

16- Course Survey
Handout: Course Survey
Assignment: Course Survey