May 17, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22
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ANTH 1010 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Students learn about the core concepts used in cultural anthropology and how anthropologists study human cultures and societies. Consideration is given to the relevance of anthropological theories, methods, and ethics in the context of contemporary culture change, taking into account processes of colonialism, globalization, and development. Students gain an appreciation of the broader goals of cultural anthropology to record cultural patterns and behaviors, represent a variety of voices and perceptions, explain cultural processes, and demonstrate a fundamental understanding of human diversity.

Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Connected World, Foundations: Intercultural Explorations
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMSBS Social & Behavioral Sciences, TAG course: OSS001 Cultural Anthropology
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge in cultural anthropology.
  • Describe the elements of political/social/economic/religious systems.
  • Describe the importance of culture & culture change in global context.
  • Develop knowledge of anthropological theories, methods, and ethics.
  • Develop knowledge of fundamental principles & concepts of cultural anthropology.
  • Develop knowledge of the anthropological discipline, including the 4-field approach.
  • Explain importance of gender, marriage, & kinship in social groups.

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