305: Cultural Anthropology: Discovering and Engaging with Other Cultures Through Field Work
Academic Area: Anthropology
Prepare yourself for any trip into the wilderness by practicing survival and camping skills! Identifying your priorities for survival and then practicing these keys elements Did you know that you can build your own shelter using lightweight materials instead of carrying a bulky tent? Or how to plan a menu that minimizes weight, bulk and waste. Practice cooking your meals on a lightweight camp stove, and purifying stream water for drinking. We will even learn how to protect your food from bears and other wildlife! All of these things can be executed without leaving unnecessary negative impacts on the environment. Join us and learn how to survive with Coug vs. Wild!
Do you have “Culturosity?” Have you always been fascinated by the cultural diversity around the world? Why do some culture eat dirt, learn how to make Egyptian dessert, and study art taxis. We will also view religious rituals across cultures and begin to understand how people explain illnesses in different cultural locations. This dynamic course will broaden your understanding of cultural diversity and will explore tools to interview others on these topics.
Your instructor, Caitlyn Paleck, will have just returned from Africa where she was on a team that studied the religious following of modern day hunter and gatherers.