Thunder Bay • Orillia

BSc (Geoarchaeology Major)(TB) - World Cultures

Anthropology 1034 World Cultures
Anthropology is the study of the biological and cultural complexity of human beings, both past and present. Socio-cultural anthropologists are interested in how societies and cultures function – how people in different locations adapt to their environment, the countless symbolic systems they use to communicate with each other, the political and religious institutions that give meaning to their lives, the modes families are structured, and the forms they make a living. This course is intended to introduce students to the anthropological study of cultural diversity, involving ways of comparing and contrasting the structures of social relationships and belief systems that function in different cultural settings. A series of examples will be derived from the past and present social organization of Indigenous peoples and western cultures. This involves the development of culture and traditional practices, relationship between people and the land, linguistic variations, impacts of colonialism and peoples' capacity to self-determine their identities and future. Students will learn about the fascinating array of customs and traditions that constitute Indigenous peoples past and modern cultures from Canada and around the world.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type E: Indigenous Content