Lifeways in Different Cultures

One-semester courseThis course explores the diversity of human culture. Through the use of ethnographic examples, we will learn about a variety of societies and cultures around the world. Students will also learn basic concepts and methods in cultural anthropology in order to view these societies and cultures - as well as their own - from an anthropological perspective.

This class is appropriate for students interested in history, geography, sociology, foreign languages, linguistics, and global studies.

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  • Example Syllabus
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    • Cultural Anthropology: A Reader for a Global Age, 1st ed, Kenneth J. Guest
  • Class meets twice per week for 50-55 minutes.
  • Class cap: 20 students.
  • Designed for grades 10-12.
  • Students in grades 9-12 may be awarded .5 Social Sciences credit upon completion of this course.
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  1. Student Course Evaluation Summer 2021

    "I enjoyed the course very much. It was great spending the summer learning about life in different parts of the world. I especially liked the discussion board - the videos were very interesting, and helped me get the picture of what I was reading about."
    - Student Course Evaluation Summer 2021