Jan 28, 2021  
2020-21 Catalog 
    
2020-21 Catalog
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ANTH 180 - American Life & Culture


5 CR

Same as CES 180 .
A view of American culture from the broad lens of anthropology. Topics include American popular culture, the historical background to American social and cultural values, and the effect of economic and political changes in American life. Situates American culture and society in the context of a globalized world. Either ANTH 180 or CES 180  may be taken for credit, not both.

Course Outcomes
  • Identify the various components of the culture concept and how this concept applies to Americans.
  • Analyze contemporary anthropological views on ethnicity and nationalism, economic power and politics, and social characteristics (e.g., family, gender,  etc.), as these views pertain to American culture and history.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complex history of multicultural America, with an emphasis on immigration and inequality.
  • Appreciate insights about American culture from a foreign perspective of the USA.
  • Situate American culture and society in the context of a globalized world and with respect to major global issues.


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