ANTH 102 - Cultural and Social Anthropology II

The theme of this course is globalization and society. Topics include culture theory, culture scale, and cross-cultural comparisons of subsistence and economic systems, kinship, and family, religious, and political systems. Global problems of modernization, population growth, inequality and warfare will be explored.


Credits: 3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 45)


Total Weeks: 15


ANTH 101; OR Biology 11 or Life Sciences 11, and a 100-level social sciences course; OR consent of the instructor



Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
- Introduction to the course and to the Concept of Culture
- Reading: Module 1: The Scope and Basic Orientations of Cultural Anthropology
- Reading: Module 2: Canadian Culture
- Theoretical Approaches in Cultural Anthropology
- Reading: Module 3: History and Current Scope
- Explanation and Evidence
- Communication and Language
- Reading: Module 4: The Nature of Ethnographic Insight
- Communication and Language
- Getting food
Readings: Module 5, 6, 7 – Subsistence in the Sub-Arctic, the Woodlands, and the Prairie
- Economic Systems
Readings: Modules 5, 6, 7
- Social Stratification
- Reading: Module 16: Forgotten Canadians: Nova Scotia Blacks and Reading: Module 17: Refugee Resettlement in Canada: Vietnamese Chinese in Montreal
- Sex, Gender, and Culture
- Reading: Module 8: The French Canadian Extended Family
- Marriage and Family
- Reading: Module 9: Marriage and Family Among Indo-Canadians
- Marital Residence and Kinship
- Political Life: Social Order and Disorder.
- Reading: Module 11: Aboriginal Sentencing and Healing Circles …..
- Religion and Magic
- Reading: Module 12: Magic and Practicality
- Culture Change and Globalization


Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course the students will be able to
- Discuss culture theory and analyze ethnographic research on various topics
- Identify theoretical approaches and research methodology
- Explain the similarities and differences between cultures by focusing on such issues as language, kinship and family, religion, political organizations, economical exchange and subsistence, and globalization.


Grading System: Letters


Passing Grade: NLC's standard University Arts and Sciences minimum passing grade of "D" (50%) is applicable.  Please see below for grade requirements related to transfer credit.


Other Pertinent Information Relevant to Transfer: UNBC requires a minimum final course grade of "B-" (2.67 GPA) in ANTH 102 for admission into the Northern Baccalaureate Nursing Program. UNBC also requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on all 60 credits transferred into the Northern Baccalaureate program. Students are encouraged to check minimum final grade requirements for transfer credit into other nursing or health programs. A minimum final course grade of "C" (2.00 GPA) or higher may be required. 


Percentage of Individual Work: 75


Percentage of Group Work: 25


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.