This course takes a cultural approach to anthropology in order to provide an appreciation for the diversity of the human experience. This survey course addresses topics such as the nature of culture, language and communication, ecology and subsistence, economic systems, kinship and family, gender, race, and other forms of identity, religion and magic, colonialism and globalization, culture and politics, and applied anthropology. The course will also closely examine a small number of case studies from distant lands and from the United States. Students will learn basic ethnographic methods and write an ethnographic paper based on original research.General Education: Society and Human Behavior General Education: CIV: Intercultural Perspectives