This course introduces students to the tools and methods of Cultural Anthropology, one of four branches of General Anthropology.  The course uses global and holistic perspectives to examine the economic, social, political, cultural, and ideological integration of society.  The comparative, cross-cultural method distinctive to anthropology will be used to explore the diverse ideas and behavior that characterize humanity and the human condition.  The objectives of the course are to present the fundamental questions that cultural anthropologists ask, the methods they use to answer these questions, and some of the uses of anthropological knowledge.  Self-reflection and critical analysis of one's own world view assumptions and cultural belief system are fundamental objectives of the course.

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