ANTH 112

Introduction to Anthropology (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

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:

  • Identify the topics and methods used in the major subfields of anthropology.
  • Apply the key anthropological principles of ethnocentrism, cultural relativism and holism.
  • Describe the characteristics of culture.
  • Explain how anthropology is used to solve modern social problems.
  • Identify the branches of linguistics.
  • Identify the characteristics and behavior of modern primates.
  • Outline trends in human physical evolution using fossil evidence.
  • Compare biological and cultural explanations for modern human physical diversity.
  • Summarize the major trends in cultural evolution.
  • Illustrate similarities and differences in cultures worldwide.
  • Identify the impact of globalization on cultures.

Course Schedule

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

Fall; 2017; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/19/2017

 112142416Intro Anthropology Online3Worden J$12.0027/31/0Open

Fall; 2017; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/28/2017

 112141010Intro Anthropology 3Worden J$12.0025/31/0Open
M W 08:00AM-09:20AMLA140
 112141011Intro Anthropology 3Moore J$12.0026/31/0Open
T R 11:00AM-12:20PMLA140
 112141012Intro Anthropology 3Moore J$12.0023/31/0Open
T R 12:30PM-01:50PMLA140
 112141050Intro Anthropology 3Jenzen C$12.0031/31/0Open
R 06:00PM-08:54PMLA140
 112142364Intro Anthropology Online3Worden J$12.0026/31/0Open

Spring; 2017; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/08/2017

 112121020Intro Anthropology 3Jenzen C$12.0018/31/0Open
T R 12:30PM-03:40PMLA140
 112122326Intro Anthropology Online3Worden J$12.000/31/0Closed

Summer; 2017; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/03/2017

 112131060Intro Anthropology 3Roney-Hays S$12.0026/31/0Open
T R 06:00PM-09:10PMLA370
 112132331Intro Anthropology Online3Worden J$12.0014/31/0Open

Winter; 2017; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 01/30/2017

 112112370Intro Anthropology Online3Worden J$12.007/31/0Closed

Winter; 2017; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/09/2017

 112111000Intro Anthropology 3Moore J$12.000/31/0Closed
M W 08:30AM-09:50AMLA140
 112111005Intro Anthropology 3Moore J$12.002/31/0Open
M W 11:30AM-12:50PMLA140
 112111008Intro Anthropology 3Jenzen C$12.008/31/0Open
T R 01:30PM-02:50PMLA140
 112112372Intro Anthropology Online3Worden J$12.006/31/0Closed

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