Anthropology (ANTH) Courses

ANTH1050 Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humankind in all of its diversity. It is divided into four subfields: physical (biological) anthropology, archeology, linguistic anthropology, and cultural anthropology. This course is focused primarily on cultural anthropology, which pays particular attention to culture and its pivotal influence on the social institutions and life experiences that make us human. Culture refers to the values, traditions and social practices shared by a group of people at a particular time and place. This course uses anthropology with its holistic approach and its emphasis on the ethnographic method (participant observation) to examine the richness and complexity of the human experience.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits

ANTH3060 Indigenous Perspectives in Global Context

This course offers the opportunity to better understand indigenous peoples within historic and contemporary contexts and as citizens of the world with enduring lives of order and meaning, even as indigenous worldviews remain marginalized in contrast to the power and privilege of dominant cultures worldwide. Key components of this course are explaining indigenous peoples, perspectives and knowledge and examining the diverse social landscapes that tell a deeper, more complete story of resistance, resilience and contribution. Through various modalities representing a spectrum of scholarship and expression, this course is designed to critically examine competing narratives through a global lens to position indigenous perspectives within broader spheres of influence.
Prerequisite(s): ANTH1050.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits