ERIC Number: EJ711947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-22
Reference Count: 20
Anthropology 1301: Understanding Multicultural America
Dennis, Philip A.
College Teaching, v53 n2 p65 Spr 2005
A unique introductory anthropology course at Texas Tech University introduces students to cultural diversity in the United States. Students read ethnographies--fieldwork-based descriptions of Hispanic, African American, and other communities--and then do ethnographic research of their own in the local community. This popular course encourages students to develop intersubjectivity: understanding others by entering into different cultural worlds, if only briefly.
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnography, Cultural Differences, Anthropology, Course Descriptions, Community Programs
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas