CCOG for ATH 208 Winter 2022
- Course Number:
- ATH 208
- Course Title:
- World Ethnography
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should able to:
- Analyze and compare classic and contemporary ethnographies selected from different cultures and regions of the world.
- Describe how enculturation impacts the development of cultural or personal identity.
- Discuss how cultural bias and ethnocentrism functions to promote cultural misunderstanding and marginalization at local, regional, national, and global levels.
- Discuss the roles of anthropologists as advocates and activists as well as scientific observers.
Social Inquiry and Analysis
Students completing an associate degree at Portland Community College will be able to apply methods of inquiry and analysis to examine social contexts and the diversity of human thought and experience.
General education philosophy statement
Philosophy Statement General Education courses in anthropology are all taught at an introductory level and encourage students to develop skills and abilities in critical thinking and cross-cultural analysis. These courses introduce students to anthropological concepts, theories and methods of inquiry, explore the cultural interconnections between individuals and social institutions, analyze cultural systems and structures of power, and use the comparative method to study the diversity of human thought and experience. This class focuses on the topic of world ethnography. Students will read, analyze and compare different ethnographic case studies from various regions of the world. These ethnographies may cover classic or contemporary cultures or topics or be written by anthropologists from different theoretical schools or time periods.
Students completing an associate degree at Portland Community College will be able to analyze and evaluate how cultural systems relate to broader social dynamics.
Students will apply the knowledge gained in this class to their own lives in order to become more culturally aware and accepting. They will also gain a better understanding of globalization, cultural marginalization and fieldwork ethics.
Course Activities and Design
Course Activities may include any of the following:
- ethnography exercises
- fieldwork experiences
- guest speakers
- film viewing
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Outcome Assessment Strategies may include any of the following:
- short papers
- fieldwork reports
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- world ethnography
- culture in the global setting
- ethnographic diversity
- cultural contrasts
- impacts of cultural change
- cultural relativism
- cultural adaptation
- cultural relativism
- cultural marginalization
- environmental change
- Competencies and Skills:
- read and write at the college level