AALS | Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies

Associate Degree Courses at CalSouthern

The following associate degree courses comprise the curriculum of CalSouthern’s Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies (AALS) program. If you have questions regarding any of these associates degree courses, or about CalSouthern’s AALS program, please contact an Enrollment Advisor today.

English

SS 1217 Cultural Anthropology

Credits : 3

This course introduces the Learner to the study of diverse human cultures leading to an understanding of the concept of culture and its importance to understanding human behavior. Topics include language, kinship, gender, economics, politics, ecology, and religion. The emphasis is on understanding each culture from its own point of view rather than from our own.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define what it means that anthropology is the holistic and comparative study of humanity.
  • Identify and distinguish between the four subfields of anthropology.
  • Distinguish between ethnocentrism and cultural relativism and how both relate to human rights.
  • Identify the major ethnographic techniques and what kinds of information they collect.
  • Explain what medical anthropology is.
  • Differentiate between an illness and a disease.
  • Describe Focal vocabularies and explain why they exist.
  • Distinguish between ethnicity and race.
  • Demonstrate what adaptive strategy is and how Cohen used it to classify different societies.
  • Define the four basic types of politic systems.
  • Differentiate between sex and gender and between gender roles and stereotypes
  • Assess how sexualities and gender vary across cultures.
  • Illustrate how industrialism has affected family organization.
  • Identify and distinguish between incest, exogamy, and endogamy.
  • Summarize how religion can be factor of change.
  • Discuss the dynamic nature of artistic expression and the factors that influence changing perceptions of the arts.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Humanities

SS 1217 Cultural Anthropology

Credits : 3

This course introduces the Learner to the study of diverse human cultures leading to an understanding of the concept of culture and its importance to understanding human behavior. Topics include language, kinship, gender, economics, politics, ecology, and religion. The emphasis is on understanding each culture from its own point of view rather than from our own.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define what it means that anthropology is the holistic and comparative study of humanity.
  • Identify and distinguish between the four subfields of anthropology.
  • Distinguish between ethnocentrism and cultural relativism and how both relate to human rights.
  • Identify the major ethnographic techniques and what kinds of information they collect.
  • Explain what medical anthropology is.
  • Differentiate between an illness and a disease.
  • Describe Focal vocabularies and explain why they exist.
  • Distinguish between ethnicity and race.
  • Demonstrate what adaptive strategy is and how Cohen used it to classify different societies.
  • Define the four basic types of politic systems.
  • Differentiate between sex and gender and between gender roles and stereotypes
  • Assess how sexualities and gender vary across cultures.
  • Illustrate how industrialism has affected family organization.
  • Identify and distinguish between incest, exogamy, and endogamy.
  • Summarize how religion can be factor of change.
  • Discuss the dynamic nature of artistic expression and the factors that influence changing perceptions of the arts.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Mathematics

SS 1217 Cultural Anthropology

Credits : 3

This course introduces the Learner to the study of diverse human cultures leading to an understanding of the concept of culture and its importance to understanding human behavior. Topics include language, kinship, gender, economics, politics, ecology, and religion. The emphasis is on understanding each culture from its own point of view rather than from our own.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define what it means that anthropology is the holistic and comparative study of humanity.
  • Identify and distinguish between the four subfields of anthropology.
  • Distinguish between ethnocentrism and cultural relativism and how both relate to human rights.
  • Identify the major ethnographic techniques and what kinds of information they collect.
  • Explain what medical anthropology is.
  • Differentiate between an illness and a disease.
  • Describe Focal vocabularies and explain why they exist.
  • Distinguish between ethnicity and race.
  • Demonstrate what adaptive strategy is and how Cohen used it to classify different societies.
  • Define the four basic types of politic systems.
  • Differentiate between sex and gender and between gender roles and stereotypes
  • Assess how sexualities and gender vary across cultures.
  • Illustrate how industrialism has affected family organization.
  • Identify and distinguish between incest, exogamy, and endogamy.
  • Summarize how religion can be factor of change.
  • Discuss the dynamic nature of artistic expression and the factors that influence changing perceptions of the arts.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Natural Science

SS 1217 Cultural Anthropology

Credits : 3

This course introduces the Learner to the study of diverse human cultures leading to an understanding of the concept of culture and its importance to understanding human behavior. Topics include language, kinship, gender, economics, politics, ecology, and religion. The emphasis is on understanding each culture from its own point of view rather than from our own.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define what it means that anthropology is the holistic and comparative study of humanity.
  • Identify and distinguish between the four subfields of anthropology.
  • Distinguish between ethnocentrism and cultural relativism and how both relate to human rights.
  • Identify the major ethnographic techniques and what kinds of information they collect.
  • Explain what medical anthropology is.
  • Differentiate between an illness and a disease.
  • Describe Focal vocabularies and explain why they exist.
  • Distinguish between ethnicity and race.
  • Demonstrate what adaptive strategy is and how Cohen used it to classify different societies.
  • Define the four basic types of politic systems.
  • Differentiate between sex and gender and between gender roles and stereotypes
  • Assess how sexualities and gender vary across cultures.
  • Illustrate how industrialism has affected family organization.
  • Identify and distinguish between incest, exogamy, and endogamy.
  • Summarize how religion can be factor of change.
  • Discuss the dynamic nature of artistic expression and the factors that influence changing perceptions of the arts.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Social Science

SS 1217 Cultural Anthropology

Credits : 3

This course introduces the Learner to the study of diverse human cultures leading to an understanding of the concept of culture and its importance to understanding human behavior. Topics include language, kinship, gender, economics, politics, ecology, and religion. The emphasis is on understanding each culture from its own point of view rather than from our own.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define what it means that anthropology is the holistic and comparative study of humanity.
  • Identify and distinguish between the four subfields of anthropology.
  • Distinguish between ethnocentrism and cultural relativism and how both relate to human rights.
  • Identify the major ethnographic techniques and what kinds of information they collect.
  • Explain what medical anthropology is.
  • Differentiate between an illness and a disease.
  • Describe Focal vocabularies and explain why they exist.
  • Distinguish between ethnicity and race.
  • Demonstrate what adaptive strategy is and how Cohen used it to classify different societies.
  • Define the four basic types of politic systems.
  • Differentiate between sex and gender and between gender roles and stereotypes
  • Assess how sexualities and gender vary across cultures.
  • Illustrate how industrialism has affected family organization.
  • Identify and distinguish between incest, exogamy, and endogamy.
  • Summarize how religion can be factor of change.
  • Discuss the dynamic nature of artistic expression and the factors that influence changing perceptions of the arts.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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