Course Content and Outcome Guide for ATH 210
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- ATH 210
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- Selected Topics Ethnology
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Course DescriptionIntroduces 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. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
Course Activities and Design
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 StrategiesAssessment strategies may include any of the following:
- exams (take home or in class)
- 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