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Cultural Anthropology

This free and open online course in Cultural Anthropology was produced by the WA State Board for Community & Technical Colleges []. Students examine the anthropological perspective of human culture, including such institutions as kinship, politics, and religion, and evaluate the interrelationship between culture, environment and biology. Students explore the effects of globalization on culture while developing critical thinking skills through the application of essential anthropological approaches, theories, and methods. This course is divided into 3 units: Culture & Cultural Anthropology: In the first unit, the anthropological concept of culture is explored, including overarching themes such as cultural relativism, holism, ethnocentrism, identity, and language. Cultural... Show More


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