ANTH 112

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Credit Hours

(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates

Section NoStart Date
111000January 12, 2015
111005January 12, 2015
111008January 12, 2015
111018January 12, 2015
112372January 12, 2015

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Introduction to Anthropology

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the origin and diversity of humans, which includes the evolution of humans and their cultures, contemporary cultural diversity, linguistics and applied anthropology. Biological and cultural adaptations are emphasized.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Summarize the topics and methods used in the major subfields of anthropology.
  • Illustrate the key anthropological principles of ethnocentrism, cultural relativism and holism.
  • Explain how anthropology is used to solve modern social problems.
  • Identify key components of human communication.
  • Identify the characteristics and behavior of modern primates.
  • Analyze trends in human physical evolution using key hominid fossil evidence.
  • Explain modern human biological diversity in terms of adaptation.
  • Examine the major trends in cultural evolution.
  • Illustrate similarities and differences in cultures around the globe.
  • Identify the impact of globalization and change in cultures.
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