ANTH100 - Introduction to Anthropology

Course Details

Course Code: ANTH100 Course ID: 3738 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course introduces students to human nature and behavior from the broad, holistic perspective of contemporary U.S. American anthropology. The four primary sub-fields of anthropology, biological, cultural, linguistics, and archaeology, will be discussed in order to integrate various aspects of the human condition.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/29/2023 - 11/03/2023 11/06/2023 - 12/31/2023 November Fall 2023 Session I 8 Week session
06/26/2023 - 12/01/2023 12/04/2023 - 01/28/2024 December Fall 2023 Session D 8 Week session
07/31/2023 - 12/29/2023 01/01/2024 - 02/25/2024 January Winter 2024 Session B 8 Week session
08/28/2023 - 02/02/2024 02/05/2024 - 03/31/2024 February Winter 2024 Session I 8 Week session
09/25/2023 - 03/01/2024 03/04/2024 - 04/28/2024 March Winter 2024 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO1: Recognize and demonstrate respect for human differences

CO2: Summarize a range of anthropological terms

CO3: Explain the different sub-fields of anthropology

CO4: Describe how anthropology uses the scientific method as a guide in forming its own unique theories

CO5: Explain the holistic nature of anthropology

CO6: Demonstrate basic knowledge of key concepts within the field of anthropology, including an understanding of the complexities, diversity, and history of human evolution

CO7: Demonstrate an understanding of culture and how it helps frame our societies (family, lifestyle, lineage, language and communication) and its evolution, how it mirrors biological evolution

CO8: Demonstrate an understanding of human past, both distant and more recent, and how our past can be used to comment on our future


Participation in classroom dialogue on threaded Discussions is required in some weeks. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Discussions tab in our classroom.

This course includes Assignments. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Assignments tab in our classroom.

Extra Credit:

Extra credit is not offered in this course.

NameGrade %
Discussions 40.00%
Week 1: Discussion 6.67%
Week 2: Discussion 6.67%
Week 3 Discussion 6.67%
Week 5: Discussion 6.67%
Week 6: Discussion 6.67%
Week 8: Discussion 6.67%
Assignments 60.00%
Assignment 1: People Watching Activity 6.00%
Assignment 2: Human Variation and Diversity Activity 18.00%
Assignment 3: Ethnographic Analysis 18.00%
Assignment 4: Studying Change 18.00%

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.