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Geoffrey C. Kushnick
TCSIG 100
Tacoma Campus

Introduction to Anthropology

Introduction to the subfields of archaeology, biocultural anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology through the examination of selected problems in human physical, cultural, and social evolution. Not recommended for students who have had other courses in anthropology, archaeology, or biocultural anthropology.

Class description

Introduction to anthropology's "four-field" approach to understanding human biological and cultural diversity. Includes introductory surveys of: (a) human evolution from the earliest primates to the origins of agriculture and state-level societies; (b) methods in biological and cultural anthropology, and archaeology; and, (c) major areas of inquiry in sociocultural anthropology (which includes, but is not limited to, economic and political anthropology, and the social construction of ethnicity and race).

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

None. Although the catalog description discourages it, students who have taken other anthropology courses are welcome to enroll.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Geoffrey C. Kushnick
Date: 03/05/2008