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ANTH 151

Human Cultures

An introduction to the perspectives, methods and ideas of cultural anthropology. Analysis of human diversity and similarities among people throughout the world, both Western and non-Western, through cross-cultural comparison. Topics include: culture and society; ethnographic research; ethnocentrism vs. cultural relativism; how societies adapt to their environment; different forms of marriage and social relationships; male, female and other forms of gender; the social functions of religion; and processes of socio-cultural change. May not be taken pass/fail.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Social Sciences 1 course

Fall Semester information

Angela Castaneda

151A: Human Cultures


Rebecca Upton

151B: Human Cultures


Mona Bhan

151C: Human Cultures