SSA501: Anthropology (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Social Studies
COURSE TITLE: Anthropology
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
COURSE LENGTH: 18 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The anthropology course is designed to be a one-semester elective course offered to students in grades eleven and twelve. The course emphasizes the study of early and contemporary human beings in relation to culture and physical environment. Students study language development, social institutions, religion, the arts, physical and mental traits, and similarities and differences among cultures.
Major Instructional Activities: The instructional activities will be provided in the classroom setting, and, when possible, in the host nation’s community. Students will investigate cultures, plan and develop projects that illustrate cultural diversity of groups, make oral and written reports to explain the themes of anthropological inquiry, visit museums, libraries, and institutions that enhance the study of cultures.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Evaluation will be comprised of tests using unit and chapter materials, group participation, assessment of individual projects, and oral and written reports.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the anthropology course, students should be able to:
- Know that anthropology is the study of humankind.
- Describe cultural diversity of the major racial groups.
- Describe some of the functions of groups.
- Explain the major themes of anthropological inquiry.
- Explain factors that contribute to cultural change.