HUM-1195 Cultural Anthropology - 3.00 credits

This humanities/social science course explores the wonderful diversity of human cultures around the globe. It takes the view that we can learn more about ourselves by learning more about others. Anthropology, the study of humanity, asks a fundamental question: If we are all human beings, then why do we seem to be so different from each other? This course will help students increase their knowledge and understanding of the peoples with whom they share the Earth. It surveys approaches used by anthropologists to study humanity in all its variety and probes some of their explanations for diverse human cultural practices. The course considers how anthropology helps us understand contemporary global problems such as population growth, hunger, economic globalization and ethnic conflict. Not available for supplemental. Instruction (3.0). Equivalent to: ANT-1195, HUM-195.