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ANTH 100 - Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)

  • 3 credits
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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.


Dr. Teresa Tellechea
Dr. Teresa Tellechea

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Dr. Teresa Tellechea is a cultural anthropologist originally from Madrid, Spain, where she completed her BA in Philosophy and PhD at Autonomous University of Madrid. She completed her doctoral coursework and research at CU Boulder for her dissertation on the intercultural aspects of disability in the United States. She has spent more than twenty years applying ethnographic tools to issues in different fields, including public and mental health, agriculture, criminal justice, education, and foreign affairs. She enjoys bringing her professional experience to her classes in the anthropology department. Dr. Tellechea’s applied work has focused on the socio-cultural dimensions of health disparities, human rights, and social injustice faced by minority groups. She has a keen interest in social documentary, having worked on visual ethnographic projects for State Department-sponsored Young Iraqi Leadership Program, West Bank Refugee Camp project through United Nations, and a freelance work on the front lines of the Balkan War. Before returning to Colorado last year, Dr. Tellechea advised U.S. Embassy officials in identifying and understanding political, religious and civil society trends and developments in Sri Lanka and Maldives. She looks forward to working on similar ethnographic projects in the Middle East where she will be living the next two years.