ANTHR 436

Symbolic Anthropology

Anthropology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Social use and understanding of semiotics, signs, symbols, and other meaningful forms as critically constitutive of culture.

When Taught

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3

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3

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3

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Title

Understanding Human Cultures

Learning Outcome

Through course assignments, students will gain a deeper appreciation of the human condition and develop a more penetrating vision of the human experience, an enhanced understanding of human beings and being human.

Title

Symbols and Culture

Learning Outcome

Through course assignments, students will develop a better understanding of the nature of signs and symbols and of the part they play in perception and experience, of their role in refiguring reality.

Title

Writing and Critical Thinking

Learning Outcome

Through course assignments, students will develop an increased ability to think soundly, to write clear and insightful entries in an intellectual journal, and to writie an effective final essay.