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This page gives you a quick way to find out more about online and hybrid courses offered at MiraCosta. Click any course title to learn more about the course. Many instructors add details here about expectations for the course and what students need to do to get started.

Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Cultural Anthropology

This course explores the fundamental characteristics of culture, including its structure, function, and means of change; the science of studying human culture; and human cultural variation in major topics, such as mode of subsistence, gender roles, kinship structures, political organizations, art, ritual, and celebrations of the human life cycle. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for ANTH 102 or ANTH 102H.

Subject: ANTH
Course Number: 102
Section Number: 1036
Units: 3
Instructor: Dorner,Meredith

Instructor information about this course

Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
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Office hours: by appointment
Instructor notes: This course is a fun introduction to cultural anthropology. We explore what it means to be human by learning about many topics including: subsistence strategies, reproductive strategies, political systems, and religion. The class is held 100% online, there are no face to face meetings. 

You begin the course by logging into blackboard on the first day of class and selecting the course. There will be a welcome announcement that will help you get started. Course grades are typically based off of the following assignments (note: this may change from one semester to the next): 
1. approximately biweekly discussion board postings (each module of material covers two weeks and there is a discussion board for each module). 
2. 2 noncumulative exams on course materials that are posted online (including online videos, notes, and the text). 
3. one research paper based on observing a cultural event.
4. Module quizzes on the readings.

For book information, please see the MiraCosta bookstore website. Feel free to email me with questions!

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