Learning Objectives

  • to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental perspectives of anthropology as a social science and humanistic study of human communities
  • to demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of anthropology
  • to demonstrate an understanding of the four field holistic method for studying human populations
  • to demonstrate an understanding of both the biological and cultural bases for human behavior
  • to demonstrate an understanding of how anthropologists apply and practice the four fields of anthropology in a variety of contexts
  • to demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of human cultures and populations with applied cultural relativity and limited ethnocentrism

Media Resources/Technological Applications for Learning:

www.ocwconsortium.org
OpenCourceWare Consortium. The consortium involves more than 100 institutions from around the world and what it basically does is put teaching materials for thousands of courses on-line, for free access. There are probably at least several dozen anthropology courses included. At a minimum, the materials for a particular course typically includes a syllabus, but there is often much more, including lecture notes, assignments, and images. These are not on-line courses. More like a repository for course materials on the web. (From the SACC listserv).

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