ANTH-101 : Anthropology

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ANTH-101 Anthropology

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): BE-122 (or BE-226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test

Course Description in college catalog:

A survey of peoples and cultures, past and present, from many parts of the world. The student is introduced to the study of humankind through the four-discipline approach: sociocultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology, and archeology. Critical issues concerning human behavior are explored, such as the ecological crisis or the clash of traditional and modern values in today’s world. 

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Psychology (elective)

A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences

A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  2. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life

  3. Use historical or social sciences perspectives to examine formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes.

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Gather, interpret, and assess information from a variety of sources and points of view.
  2. Evaluate evidence and arguments critically or analytically.
  3. Produce well-reasoned written or oral arguments using evidence to support conclusions.
  4. Identify and apply the fundamental concepts and methods of a discipline or interdisciplinary field exploring the relationship between the individual and society, including, but notlimited to, anthropology, communications, cultural studies, history, journalism, philosophy, political science, psychology, public affairs, religion, and sociology.
  5. Examine how an individual's place in society affects experiences, values, or choices.
  6. Articulate and assess ethical views and their underlying premises.
  7. Articulate ethical uses of data and other information resources to respond to problems and questions.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Exams and written assignments are the basis for evaluating student learning in all sections of ANTH101

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member’s discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender’s grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University’s policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.