District Syllabus
Introduction To Anthropology

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: ENC0025 Developmental Writing II and
REA0017 Developmental Reading II
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
FA, SP – Surveys the biological and cultural development of the 
human species, using the research tools of anthropology.  
Anthropology is both a scientific and humanistic approach. Topics 
include the sub-disciplines of anthropology, human evolution, and 
the concept of cultural adaptation.  The course will examine past 
and present cultures in terms of survival, socialization, social 
systems, communication, subsistence, power, spirituality, and 
cultural change. Meets AA general education, Social Sciences.
Required Materials: Books:
  • William Haviland, Herald E. L. Prins, Dana Walrath, Bunny McBride,. The Essence of Anthropology, 3rd ed., Cengage Learning, 2013. ISBN: 9781111833442
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: There is a fee for distance learning courses.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes:
I.   Critical Thinking: The student evaluates the validity of ideas, 
developing informed opinions or defensible conclusions.

II.  Communication: The student effectively communicates knowledge 
and ideas.
V.   Cultural Literacy: The student demonstrates an understanding of 
human culture and its diversity.

Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of ANT 2000, students will
1.Distinguish the content and methodology of anthropology’s sub-
2.Trace the evolutionary course of the genus Homo and its 
geographical dispersion across the planet;
3.Explain that anthropology is the study of human biological and 
cultural adaptations;
4.Compare and contrast past and present cultures as integrated and 
dynamic systems; and
5.Describe solutions that anthropology can offer on current global 
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated global 
and course learning outcomes is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. 
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed 
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.