Course Content and Outcome Guide for ATH 209 Effective Fall 2015
- Course Number:
- ATH 209
- Course Title:
- Cultural Anthropology: Cultural Growth & Change
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionExamines processes of cultural growth and change, the development of contemporary anthropological theory and the rapidly growing fields within applied anthropology. Ethnographic techniques presented so students may use them to examine the changing culture of our complex society. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Students will examine the effects of culture change on at least two societies. Students should read and write at the college level.
Intended Outcomes for the course
1. Master more advanced concepts in anthropology related to culture change.
2. Reflect on how personal and social values are shaped by culture at the local and global level.
3. examine the role acculturation plays in creating culture change.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assessment strategies may include any of the following:
* exams (take home or in class)
* term papers
* short papers or reports
* student presentations
* experiential exercises
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- cultural traditions vs. cultural progress
- acculturation and its effects on:
- world view
- social structure
- understand the concept of acculturation
- examine the effect of acculturation on different cultural systems
- read and write at the college level
- orally present original research on culture change