2021-2022 Catalog

SSC 203 Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology (SS)

This introduction to the study of human culture and society provides an opportunity to learn and understand cultural differences and to explore cultural diversity and social change. Students will examine the factors that affect, shape, and create meanings in the everyday lives of people throughout the world. Topics to be discussed include culture, ethnicity and race, kinship and family organization, gender, belief in the supernatural and religion, political systems, means of making a living, and forms of inequality and social control.




  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Analyze cultural practices.
  3. Examine cultural difference.
  4. Identify the basic concepts of sociocultural anthropology.