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ANTH 313 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Medical Focus

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 300 or the equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID ANTH 120

This course is an introduction to the cultures and customs of human groups throughout the world with the aim of understanding how cultures function based on their world views. Topics include subsistence methods, religious belief systems, linguistics, economics, political organization, kinship, gender, marriage and family systems, social stratification, and globalization. This course emphasizes the intersection of culture and medical practices, perspectives on healing and health, and the notion that biology and culture matter equally in the human experience of disease. Through ethnographic examples the course stresses anthropological concepts such as culture, cultural relativism, holism, ethnocentrism, cross-cultural comparisons, world view, culture change, fieldwork, ethics and theory. This Introduction to Cultural Anthropology course is highly recommended for students pursuing degrees in the health fields. This class is not intended for students who have already completed Anthropology 310. A field trip may be required at the discretion of the instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. (SLO 1)