ANTH 100 - Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)

  • 3 credits

Human societies and their cultural settings, variation in beliefs, social customs, and technologies; human differences in anthropological terms.


  • Ferraro, Gary. Cultural Anthropology: An Applied Perspective. 7th, 8th, or 9th edition.
  • Angeloni, E. (ed.). Anthropology: Annual Editions 14/15 or 37th edition. McGraw-Hill.
  • Holloway, Kris (2006). Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years With a Midwife in Mali. Waveland Press. ISBN 978-1577664352.
  • Boo, Katherine (2014). Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity. Random House. ISBN 978-0812979329.

This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Social/Behavioral Sciences (Category 3C) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3).

Important Information

Please have all textbooks in-hand at the beginning of the course.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbook information is found at the bottom of the course description above.


Keri Canada

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Keri earned both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in anthropology from California State University, Fullerton, and has completed all coursework for a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Nevada, Reno. Before joining Colorado State University in 2013, she taught anthropology for six years at the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV, as well as in Colorado at both Front Range Community College and Red Rocks Community College.

Keri is primarily a medical anthropologist whose research has focused on human sexual and reproductive health behavior among adults in the United States; she also studies how patients make decisions about certain reproductive medical procedures. She has previously been published as a columnist and book reviewer in anthropology journals, and her M.A. thesis was published as a book in 2008; her second book, Exploring Cultural Anthropology, was published by Kendall Hunt in 2014 (and updated in 2017). Keri is currently at work on a new course on the anthropology of beer and brewing.

Outside of work, Keri enjoys reading, writing, and spending time outdoors with her family, friends, and dogs. She has also developed a penchant for international travel and has visited (so far!) twelve different countries.

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