ANTH 112

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.

Course Schedule

        No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2015; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2015

 112142416Intro Anthropology Online3Jenzen C$30.001/31/0Open

Fall; 2015; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2015

 112141010Intro Anthropology 3Worden J 1/31/0Open
M W 08:00AM-09:20AMLA140
 112141011Intro Anthropology 3Moore J 0/31/1Closed
T R 11:00AM-12:20PMLA140
 112141012Intro Anthropology 3Moore J 2/31/0Open
T R 12:30PM-01:50PMLA140
 112141050Intro Anthropology 3Jenzen C 17/31/0Open
R 06:00PM-08:54PMLA140
 112142364Intro Anthropology Online3Worden J$30.001/31/0Open

Winter; 2016; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/01/2016

 112112370Intro Anthropology Online3Worden J$30.0031/31/0Open

Winter; 2016; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2016

 112111000Intro Anthropology 3Moore J 31/31/0Open
M W 08:30AM-09:50AMLA140
 112111005Intro Anthropology 3Moore J 31/31/0Open
M W 11:30AM-12:50PMLA140
 112111008Intro Anthropology 3Jenzen C 31/31/0Open
T R 01:30PM-02:50PMLA140
 112112372Intro Anthropology Online3Worden J$30.0031/31/0Open

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