PSK 104 - Social Anthropology

PSK104 - Social Anthropology

Monday 13:00-15:50 | G-408

WHAT IS ANTHROPOLOGY?

Anthropology, a uniquely comparative and holistic science, confronts and ponders major questions of human existence as it explores human biological and cultural diversity in time and space.

AIM OF THE COURSE

The main aim of the course is to discover and learn the basic subjects of the science of anthropology. Course is designed to emphasize the relationship between anthropology and psychology sciences. In addition, anthropological variables which may provide information about the understanding and analysis of behavior are discussed.

At the end of this course students are able to;
- Understand the basics of Anthropology and the relationship between Psychological studies and Anthropology.
- Learn the different methods to analyze the effect of culture on human behavior and present solutions to problems related to this issue.
- Learn about the way gender roles, family and marriage relations, and religious rituals develop in different cultures and present scientific hypotheses for new scientific research related to these issues.
- Analyze the current cultural problems in the light of anthropological inquiry.
- Develop skills to analyze the contribution of anthropological studies to psychological science and present suggestions on how they might be able to help to understand the classical psychological issues.

TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE

Week #1 - Getting Acquainted and Introduction to Anthropology I
Week #2 - Introduction to Anthropology II
Week #3 - Physical Anthropology I: Evolution, Genetics and Other Methods I
Week #4 - Physical Anthropology I: Evolution, Genetics and Other Methods II
Week #5 - Physical Anthropology II: The Early Humans I
Week #6 - Physical Anthropology II: The Early Humans II
Week #7 - Methods in Research on Cultural Differences
Week #8 - *** MidTerm Exam ***
Week #9 - Theory in Cultural Anthropology I
Week #10 - Theory in Cultural Anthropology II
Week #11 - Language and Communication
Week #12 - Religion
Week #13 - Gender Roles, Family and Marriage
Week #14 - General Evaluation

EVALUATION AND GRADING

Course credit is accumulated from the following three sources:

Midterm: 30
Quizzes: 30
Final: 40
Total: 100

Midterm: It is a combination of multiple choice and fill in the blanks examination about the topics discussed in the class sessions and the textbook. The maximum possible point is 30.

Quizzes: The number of quizzes are uncertain. Since they are designed to keep students awake about the course topics, you have to be prepared in advance. There will be no make-ups for these quizzes. The maximum possible point is 30.

Final Exam: It is a combination of multiple choice and fill in the blanks examination. The final exam will grasp the topics discussed in the whole semester. The maximum possible point is 40.

PLAGIARISM AND CHEATING

Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses and may be punished by failure on an exam, paper, or projects; failure in the course; and/or expulsion from the university.


PSK 104


Syllabus

Slides
    01/02 - What is Anthropology?
    03 - Physical Anthropology I
    04 - Mythology & Existence
    05 - The Early Humans
    06 - Archaic Homo I
    07 - Archaic Homo II
    08 - Methods
    09 - Religion
    10 - Marriage

Grades & GPA Table

Course Assistant
Cemre Karaarslan