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Featured Course: Cultural Anthropology

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We all know what culture is, but we have a hard time describing it. That is what Anthropology tries to do. Anthropologists want to know the why behind rituals, family social structures, food, and everything that is an expression of culture (which is basically everything). So, while this is a seemly simple question, it is actually pretty hard to answer, but hopefully ANTH 211: Cultural Anthropology will help.

In addition to the discussion about the definition of culture, students will evaluate cultural- ecological systems within the context of war, mental illness, and other topics. Luckily, this course is open in both Session 1 and Session 2. It also fulfills both the Culture and Social Science GEP, and is part of the Culture & Social Justice course offerings.

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