MindEdge's Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Learning Resource

MindEdge's Introduction to Cultural Anthropology learning resource helps college and university students become more culturally aware global citizens by utilizing games, videos, interactive exercises, quizzes, real world case studies, and other engaging content.

This modular course can be tailored to your school with webtexts, ebooks, and optional trade paperbacks available. It seamlessly integrates into all learning management systems.

MindEdge's Introduction to Cultural Anthropology content enhances skills in:

  • Identifying the core principles of what constitutes culture
  • Understanding the importance of cultural relativism in fieldwork
  • Recognizing the interplay of language, art, religion, family, kinship, and politics, in cultural constructions
  • Considering the role of the individual within cultural frameworks
  • Analyzing the impact of globalization on cultures

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology presents the nuances of intercultural and intra-cultural dynamics, challenging and engaging learners to both recognize their own cultural frameworks and to look beyond them. This is accomplished through narrative scenarios, interactive exercises, and case studies. A series of "reflection" self-analysis tasks give students the opportunity to consider their own cultural practices, while at the same time developing reasoned thinking and writing skills.

There are eight modules in the learning resource:

  1. Introduction to Anthropology
  2. What is Culture?
  3. Language and the Arts
  4. Economies and Making a Living
  5. Marriage, Family, and Kinship
  6. Political Systems and Religion
  7. Globalization and Cultural Change
  8. Cultural Self-Reflection