Summer Courses 2012





The Modern World and its Cultural Background

Term: 
Summer 2014
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH)
Course Number: 
ANTH 004 920
Schedule: 
Monday 5:00pm-7:30pm
Schedule: 
Wednesday 5:00pm-7:30pm
Schedule: 
Friday 5:00pm-7:30pm
Day(s): 
Monday
Day(s): 
Wednesday
Day(s): 
Friday
Instructor: 

CESARIO, CHRISTA D

Secondary Program: 
The Pre-College Program
Secondary Program: 
The Young Scholars Program
Course Description: 

This course will give an introduction to the diversity of cultures in the world. The class will be divided into two parts. The first briefly examines different models of understanding human diversity: ethnicities, religions, languages, political forms, economic structures, cultures, and "civilizations". Students will learn to think about the world as an interconnected whole, and know the significance of culture on a global scale. The second part is an introduction to area studies, in which we undertake a survey of the different regions of the world.  We will conduct a survey paying attention to the different aspects of human diversities, which we will examine in the first part of this course. Students will acquire a greater appreciation and understanding of cultural differences in the more comprehensive social context.

Syllabus: 

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