381-100-VA, The Human Experience: an Introduction to Anthropology
This course will introduce students to the wide range of social and cultural diversity that exist in the world in order to develop a comprehensive approach when thinking about the human condition. We will examine all aspects of human life through anthropology’s sub-fields. These include cultural anthropology (the diverse ways of life, how people give meaning to their experiences), biological anthropology (the study of human evolution and adaptation), archeology( the study of past human societies through their material remains) and linguistic anthropology (how language and symbols are used).