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Course Description

Anthropology - 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

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2018; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/18/2018

 112142416Intro AnthropologyOnline3Moore J$12.002/31/0Open 

Fall; 2018; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 112141010Intro Anthropology 3Roney-Hays S$12.0017/31/0OpenM W  08:00 AM-09:20 AM LA140
 112141011Intro Anthropology 3Moore J$12.000/31/0ClosedT R  11:00 AM-12:20 PM LA140
 112141012Intro Anthropology 3Moore J$12.005/31/0OpenT R  12:30 PM-01:50 PM LA140
 112141050Intro Anthropology 3Roney-Hays S$12.0020/31/0OpenR  06:00 PM-08:54 PM LA140
 112142364Intro AnthropologyOnline3Worden J$12.0013/31/0Open 

Winter; 2019; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/04/2019

 112112370Intro AnthropologyOnline3Moore J$12.0031/31/0Open 

Winter; 2019; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/14/2019

 112111000Intro Anthropology 3Moore J$12.0031/31/0OpenM W  08:30 AM-09:50 AM LA140
 112111005Intro Anthropology 3Moore J$12.0031/31/0OpenM W  01:00 PM-02:26 PM LA140
 112111008Intro Anthropology 3Jenzen C$12.0031/31/0OpenT R  01:30 PM-02:50 PM LA140
 112112372Intro AnthropologyOnline3Moore J$12.0031/31/0Open