ANTH 2350 World Heritage Sites

Utilizing prehistoric and historic sites recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as “World Heritage” sites (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/) and other sites of major significance, this course provides students with broad global, temporal, and developmental perspectives on the sequence of culture change using a global perspective. Beginning with the origins of the human species, selected sites will illustrate the diversity of cultures and the major developmental stages in cultural evolution in the Old World and New World. The course will utilize anthropological interpretations to demonstrate the significance of global cultural change as related to social and political organization, economics and trade, resource procurement, technology, environment, belief systems including major religions, warfare and conflict, diffusion, migration, colonialism, and the arts and architecture.    Course is an Area 6  - Global Awareness. 
Credits: 3.0