Cultural Anthropology Course Overview

  • ANTH 1011 is a three-credit anthropology course that introduces you to the study of human cultural patterns and learned behavior. You will explore the discipline through weekly topics that include linguistics and religion, social and political organization, race and ethnicity, culture and personality, culture change and applied anthropology. The study of cultural anthropology helps to provide you with a more open and sensitive attitude towards persons of other cultures and ethnic backgrounds by exploring commonalities of belief and life intention and reflecting on the role of enculturation in shaping the lives of societies and individuals.

    *This course is considered an upper-level undergraduate course (300 level or above).

Cultural Anthropology Course Outcomes

  • Identify the fundamental concepts of cultural anthropology and explain their interconnectedness to the four-field discipline of anthropology.
  • Assess how anthropologists apply the concepts and methodologies of the field to real-world problems through the use of case studies from medical, agricultural and other applied anthropological subfields.
  • Examine anthropological ideas regarding the origins, causes and effects of colonialism and cultural imperialism in the development of globalization and our current world system.
  • Investigate the field of linguistics including the subfields of historical linguistics, descriptive linguistics, and ethnosemantics.
  • Describe the association of anthropology with early constructions of racial theory, the rise of American eugenics, and current disciplinary understandings of ethnicity and race.
  • Apply ethnographic fieldwork and anthropological theory.
  • Generate a more open and sensitive attitude towards persons of other cultures and ethnic backgrounds by exploring commonalities of belief and life intention and reflecting on the role of enculturation in shaping the lives of societies and individuals.

Cultural Anthropology Course Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for ANTH 1011.

How do exams work?

All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored online through ProctorU. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit UNE Online’s ProctorU site. Please note exams must also be proctored with the UNE-approved external webcam.

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How do labs work?

ANTH 1011 is a lecture-only course. We do not offer an associated lab component for this course.

Tuition & Fees

ANTH 1011: Lecture

$1,140

  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1,110
  • Registration: $30
  • Total: $1,140 (Total payment is due in full at the time of registration)

*The cost of the materials is not included in this total

Required course materials

  • Mandatory External Webcam and Whiteboard for Proctored Exams
  • Textbook:
    • All materials are Open Educational Resources (OERS) which are available within the course. There is no course material cost.
  • Lab Materials:
    • ANTH 1011 is a lecture-only course. We do not offer a lab component and therefore no lab materials are needing to be purchased.
As a Reminder

Complete at Your Own Pace within 16 weeks

24/7 Online Registration

Courses Typically Begin Every Two to Three Weeks

Working at the pace typical for a four-semester hour course, the average student will complete this online course in approximately 16 weeks. Many students have elected an online course for the sake of flexibility. Since the course is self-paced, you may be able to complete the course in less than 16 weeks.

You may enroll for a course at any time through our self-service registration portal. Payment is needed in full at the time of registration.

You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST the Monday before the class starts. Your official start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.

 

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Questions?

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