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ATH209 Cult Ath: Cult Growth & Change

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Examines 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.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 26899

From the Instructor:
This DL course provides an introduction to cultural change and growth, including an assessment of the concept of culture, its nature and its variables. Culture is at the heart of all human societies, and include often-profound differences, contrasts and complexities. Using an anthropological perspective on behavior including ethnographic films, the course deals with these basics to achieve an awareness of them as complex systems operating in real space-time. A range of concepts and examples are used to develop appreciation of the similarities and differences between specific cultures (i.e., 'societies') and in cultural change. The course thus introduces the student to both concepts and principles, and to the realities of couture in today's changing global landscape.
Course Specific Requirements:
PCC pre-requisites or waiver as required. Three books are used, all required, new or used: Cultural Anthropology - a toolkit for a global age, K. J. Guest, 1st edn., Norton 2014, ISBN 978-0-393-92957-7. Distant Mirrors, P.R. DeVita & J.D. Armstrong, 3rd edn., Wadsworth 2002, ISBN 0-534-55648-5; the is also a 4th edition, 2010 reported available, no major differences: ISBN 978-0495809678 The Wilding of America, C. Derber, 2013, 6th edn., isbn 978-1-4292-3299-9.
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learners:
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  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
WEB » 26899 - 30-Mar-2015 thru 13-Jun-2015
Instructor: Kerry J Pataki
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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