Course Content and Outcome Guide for ATH 210

Course Number:
ATH 210
Course Title:
Selected Topics Ethnology:
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Course Description

Introduces life styles and interactions with their environments of peoples in a selected part of the world. Uses ethnographic and other information for concentrated study of the cultural diversity and environmental adaptations of those peoples. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1. Critically analyze the culture of different societies in a specific ethnographic area.

2. Reflect on how culture shapes personal and social values at the local and global level.

3. Use an understanding of cross-cultural research and methods to examine the features of different cultures

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment strategies may include any of the following:

  • exams (take home or in class) 
  • quizzes
  • student presentations
  • term papers
  • short papers or reports
  • experiential exercises

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


* culture as a concept

* cultures in a specific ethnographic area

* cross-cultural research


*  comparison of cultural similarities and differences in a specific ethnographic area

* effect of enculturation and acculturation on different cultures


* cross-cultural comparison

*  identication of different cultural features such as  ideology, social organization or technology and economics


* read and write at the college level

* discuss various cultures

* evaluate cross- cultural research