ANT 103H. (9803) Honors Introductory Cultural Anthropology. 
Prince George's Community College
Spring 2005

  1. Brief Course Description:
  • Anthropological approaches to culture, language, and social organization, including religious belief, gender role, family form, and economic life. Students will learn about human cultural variability and universality through the cross-cultural comparative method..
  •  Prerequisites: Reading proficiency level and 3.0 GPA or permission of instructor or honors program coordinator.
  1. Meeting Times: Campus/Web Day Course at Largo Campus
  • 9803 LEC   MW    0100-0215 PM 
  1. A Campus/Web Course.
  • ANT 103H (9803) is a campus/web course.
  • Campus/Web courses combine classroom meetings and online instruction.
  • Students enrolled in this Campus/Web course come to class campus at a scheduled time each week and meet face-to-face with their professors and fellow students for lectures, discussion  and to view pertinent videos.
  • Other course work (such as assignments, discussion board, quizzes, exams, group work, etc. is accomplished or facilitated through the internet using the Blackboard course platform.
  • Students interact online to receive information about assignments, send homework, participate in class discussions, and conduct research.
  • Basic computer literacy is necessary to succeed in this course.
  • A home Internet connection is suggested, but not required for this course; if you do not have home Internet access, you can use the campus computer labs to participate in the required online aspects of the course 
  • For several weeks at the beginning of the semester, the class will meet in an Internet connected laboratory where the instructor will teach students how to participate in the required Internet-based quizzes and discussion panels.
  1. Required Text:*
  • Kottak, C. P. Cultural Anthropology.
    10th edition. McGraw-Hill Publisher
    ISBN: 0-07-283225-8*

*IMPORTANT:  Be sure to purchase only a NEW copy of the 10th edition with this exact ISBN #, not a used copy. Only NEW copies of the book will include an ACCESS CODE allowing you to use online resources required during the course.

  1. Grading and Assignment Information
Types of
Percentage of
Semester Grade
Online quizzes 15%
Online Discussions 20%
Honors Project 25%
Essays 15%
Study Group Participation 05%
Final Exam 20%
  1. Honors Project
  • General Class Topic for Honors Anthropology Projects for Spring 2005:

"Cultural Aspects and Social Organization of Immigrant Groups in the Greater Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Areas"

  • Unique Student Project Topics:

In collaboration with the instructor, each student will identify a unique project related to the assigned general topic for the class.

  1. Instructor Contact Information:
  • Dr. Andrew Habermacher
  • Professor of Anthropology
  • Office 2031 Marlboro Hall
  • Tel. w/ voice mail: : (301) 322-0548
  • Email:

revised 24 January 2005