ANTH 1100

Introduction to Anthropology-What it Means to be Human

This course is designed to introduce students to a full four-field approach to the anthropological study of human beings.  Students will survey the ways that humans shape and live within the cultural realms through historical, environmental, biological and cultural (social) factors.  The importance of context in research will be emphasized in this course, with key concepts, sub-discipline content, approaches and questions relating to cultural, biological and linguistic anthropology, plus archaeology introduced.  In addition, specific categories of key vocabulary, theoretical orientations, methods, and practices will be provided as a general introduction to what it means to be human.

Credits: 4
Semesters: Fall, Spring
MnTC Goals: 5 , 8

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