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: 3)


Total Weeks: 15


ANTH 101 Cultural and Social Anthropology I,

OR consent of the instructor


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
- Introduction to the course, and The Concept of Culture
- Reading Modules - The Scope and Basic Orientations of Cultural Anthropology
- Reading Module - Canadian Culture
- Theoretical Approaches in Cultural Anthropology
- Reading Module - History and Current Scope
- Explanation and Evidence
- Communication and Language
- Reading Module - The Nature of Ethnographic Insight
- Communication and Language
- Getting food
- Readings Module – Subsistence in the Sub-Arctic, the Woodlands, and the Prairie
- Economic Systems
- Social Stratification
- Reading Module - Forgotten Canadians: Nova Scotia Blacks and Reading: Module 17: Refugee Resettlement in Canada: Vietnamese Chinese in Montreal
- Sex, Gender, and Culture
- Reading Module - The French Canadian Extended Family
- Marriage and Family
- Reading Module - Marriage and Family Among Indo-Canadians
- Marital Residence and Kinship
- Political Life: Social Order and Disorder.
- Reading Module - Aboriginal Sentencing and Healing Circles …..
- Religion and Magic
- Reading Module - 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: D (50%)


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.