||Meets MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 8. This course is a survey of human nature through time and around the world. It examines the physical nature of our species, archaeology, the study of cultural behavior and linguistic studies.
- Define and distinguish the four sub-disciplines of anthropology.
- Define the concepts of culture, world view, ethnocentrism, and cultural relativism.
- Explain the evolution of food gathering from hunting and gathering societies to food producing societies.
- Contrast different marriage and kinship practices within various cultures.
- Identify three early representatives of primates in the fossil record.
- Distinguish between social groups such as bands, tribes, chieftain-led groups, and states.
- Contrast explanations for the phenomena of culture change.
- Distinguish between different theoretical and cultural approaches to religious belief.
- Identify how science works as a learning tool.
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