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Anthropology

ANTH 111 (US) Essentials of Anthropology (1)

This course presents a general introduction to the anthropological point of view, basic concepts and subject matter. Major portions of the course are devoted to: the biological processes of evolution, the development of the primate order and our own species from its earliest origins; archaeological approaches to understanding the past, focusing upon the beginnings of food production and agriculture; the nature of language and the key role of language in human culture; and a survey of topics in the study of contemporary culture, including adaptations to the environment, family and social structure and issues/conflicts in the “modernizing” world.

Mode of Inquiry: Understanding Society

  • Offering: Every semester
  • Instructor: Staff