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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Anthropology - ANTH 112

Introduction to Anthropology

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

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 TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 112142416Intro AnthropologyONL3Moore J0/31/0Closed$12.00 

Fall; 2020; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 112141010Intro AnthropologyRMT3Worden J14/24/0Open$12.00M W  08:00 AM-09:20 AM WEBWEB
 112141011Intro AnthropologyRMT3Moore J15/24/0Open$12.00T R  11:00 AM-12:20 PM WEBWEB
 112141012Intro AnthropologyRMT3Moore J18/24/0Open$12.00T R  12:30 PM-01:50 PM WEBWEB
 112142364Intro AnthropologyONL3Moore J4/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2021; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/02/2021

 112112370Intro AnthropologyONL3Moore J31/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2021; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 112111000Intro AnthropologyRMT3Moore J31/31/0Open$12.00M W  08:30 AM-09:50 AM WEBWEB
 112111005Intro AnthropologyRMT3Moore J31/31/0Open$12.00M W  01:00 PM-02:26 PM WEBWEB
 112112372Intro AnthropologyONL3Moore J31/31/0Open$12.00 

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday