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Republic of the Philippines

MAASIN CITY COLLEGE


Maasin City, Southern Leyte

MISSION

Maasin City College is an educational institution that offers affordable but quality and service-oriented education for the masses promotes
sustainable eco-friendly school activities and will train the students to be self-reliant and dependable and to prepare them for their future and
provide economic upliftment for the disadvantaged constituents of the City of Maasin.
VISION
Maasin City College aims to produce quality graduates who will become advocates in the preservation of the environment and equipped with
action-oriented knowledge and skills that will fill up the manpower needs of the government and private sector educated by qualified competent
faculty members and supported by the resources and facilities of the City of Maasin.

SYLLABUS
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Course Description

Anthro 1
Cultural Anthropology
3 Units
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MARIA RICHENETTE A. RALLOS

The goal of cultural anthropology is to understand human diversity in all its various
manifestations around the world. Cultural anthropologists are interested in how societies and
cultures work how people in different places adapt to their environment, the various symbolic
systems they use to communicate with each other, the political and religious systems that
regulate their lives, the ways families are structured, and the ways they make a living.
Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:


1. Learn about peoples practices around the world, both to broaden their understanding
of how culture structures and patterns the lives of different groups, and to gain
a better understanding of their selves.
2. To understand how different people understand the world around them.
3. To understand their experiences, values, and social systems differ from those of
others.
4. To gain exposure to anthropological research, methods, and analysis.
5. To become familiar with the basic analytic concepts, techniques, and vocabulary of
the discipline of cultural anthropology.
Course Requirements
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Examinations
Oral/Written Reports
Oral/Written Quizzes
Assignments
Attendance
Participation

Course Methodology and Evaluation


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Lecture
Socialized Discussion
Sharing of Experiences
Small group discussion
Film Showing

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Midterm Examinations
Final Examinations
Participation
Quizzes

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30%
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10%

5. Attendance

Course Outline

10%
100%
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PREMID
Introduction to Culture and Anthropology
The Methods
Understanding Economies and Modes of Production
A Look at Consumption and Exchange

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MIDTERM
Examining Birth and Death
Understanding Personality, Identity, and Human Development
A Look at Illness and Healing
A Look at Marriage and Domestic Life

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PRE-FINAL
Examining Social Groups and Social Stratification
A Look at Politics and Leadership
Understanding Social Order and Social Conflict
A Look at Communication

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FINAL
Examining Religion
The Expressive Culture
A Look at People on the Move
Examining Development Anthropology

References

Books

1. Abelos, Alex V. Sociology with Introduction to Anthropology in a Global Perspective 2006


2. Miller, Barbara D. The Anthropology of Culture Third Edition

Internet Sources
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http://www.slideshare.net/PaulVMcDowell/introduction-to-anthropology
http://www.slideshare.net/lanceabalos/what-is-anthropology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_anthropology
http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/pcollings/collings_website/Teaching_files/ANT
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