ANTH 152 : Culture and Humanity
Introduction to cultural anthropology. This course explores how humans create, understand, order and modify their natural, social, supernatural and physical environments, and make meaning and order.
- Explain how anthropologists study and talk about economic, kinship, political, gender, and religious systems, and cultural change.
- Apply the concept of culture to analyze cross-cultural issues in Hawai’i, the US, and the world.
- Identify cross-cultural differences and similarities in multicultural societies such as Hawai‘i
- Describe patterns of culture in societies which utilize various strategies of adaptation to their environments, including subsistence patterns, political organization, social organization, and stratification.
- Carry out ethnographic fieldwork in a subculture on O‘ahu and produce a written description of the culture.
- Apply anthropological perspectives and research methods to careers and research outside of the discipline.
- Examine his/her own life and culture in a more critical manner in relation to the lives of people in other cultures.