This course introduces students to the basic concepts in the study of cultural difference. Students will learn about the various ways in which humans perceive, organize, and assign meaning to the world in which they live. Topics covered include language and symbolic systems, family and kinship, systems of production and distribution, political organization, ritual and belief systems, ethnicity, gender, and age.
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This course is independent study and is self-paced. Students have five months upon registration in which to complete all coursework. Exams must be taken in a proctored location, with arrangements to be made by the student. Exam proctoring fees vary by site and are not included in the course fee.
Graded Assessments and Learning Modules
4 learning modules
2 exams (taken at approved testing site)
Textbook(s) and Materials
James Spradley and David W. McCurdy. Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology. 14th ed. Prentice Hall, 2011. ISBN: 9780205234103
Rosman, Abraham, and Paula G. Rubel. The Tapestry of Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, 9th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2009. ISBN: 9780759111400