Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
ATH 298
Course Title:
Independent Study: Anthropology
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Course Description

Individualized, advanced study in areas of anthropology not considered in other courses, to meet special interests or program requirements. Complete a term project and readings approved by the instructor. Recommended: prior study in anthropology and instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Master advanced concepts in cultural anthropology of interest to the student

Reflect on how personal or social values are shaped by culture by completing a term paper or project.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment strategies may include any of the following:

* exams (in class or take home)

* term papers 

* student presentations

* portfollios

* quizzes

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  • varies depending upon the topic 


  • varies depending upon the topic 


  • varies depending upon the topic 


  • varies depending upon the topic 

Texts, monographs, films or other materials are at the discretion of the instructor with prior approval of the Anthropology Subject Area Curriculum Committee.