||Meets MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 8. In this course students will gain an understanding of the major issues and theoretical approaches inherent to the study of human society and culture. Emphasis is placed on the origins, development and variation of cultures as well as the growing global interdependence of nations and peoples.
- Define the nature of culture.
- Distinguish ethnographical and anthropological theories from each other.
- Explain kinship and marriage practices as social institutions.
- Analyze sexual behaviors and gender roles within social constructs.
- Explain the operations of class and caste stratification.
- Explain the processes and social motivations of race and ethnicity stratifications.
- Analyze historical and contemporary approaches to religions and spirituality.
- Comprehend cultural effects of globalization.
- Analyze specific international problems in relation to various cultural norms.
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