Tompkins Cortland Community College

ANTH220 - Applied Anthropology Globalizing World


Cross-listed as SOCI 220 This course prepares students for citizenship in a global society by focusing on the challenges of globalization and development and its impact on micro-cultures. Focus is placed on local people’s views and skills as central to development. Differences between western and indigenous views are also examined. Students are introduced to the history and theories of Development (applied) Anthropology, with special attention given to recent case studies. Examination of the role of applied anthropologists are considered, including ethics, research tools, people-entered appropriate technology, environmental and cultural sustainability, and the participatory model of development. ANTH 220 fulfills the SUNY General Education Other World Civilizations requirement. Prerequisites: Prior completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ANTH 202 and ENGL 101. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Spring semester.