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ANT 117 - Globalization

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course is a study of the causes and consequences of cultural change on a global scale.  Humanity has been a global species since its appearance on this planet.  However, the globalization in the twenty-first century has emerged to create new challenges, many of which are some of the most difficult in our species’ history.  This course examines world-wide changes in economies, environments and cultural patterns.  The course focuses on particular institutions, e.g. cultural models about labor, gender, religion, race, social class and violence, to better contextualize these transformations.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Differentiate the processes of cultural change on a global scale.
  2. Examine modern cultural diversity.
  3. Identify issues with so-called “development programs.”
  4. Formulate conclusions regarding the cultural impacts of climate change in non-western and western societies.
  5. Describe how cultural models regarding race, gender, class and religion affect cultural change.
  6. Identify multiple ways that expressive culture is used across societies as resistance and as conformity.
Listed Topics
  1. History of globalization
  2. Expressive culture
  3. Gender
  4. Social class
  5. Ethnic conflict
  6. Religious change and revitalization
  7. Refugees
  8. Medical anthropology
  9. Applied anthropology
  10. Capitalism and colonialism
  11. Impact of technology
Reference Materials
Textbook, library databases, internet resources, recordings, tapes and films as appropriate.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Culture Society & Citizenship
Approved By: Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 01/23/2020

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