ANT 302 - Cultural Anthropology

Texas Common Number: ANTH 2351

Course Number Course TitleDay & TimeCourse Fee Register
ANT 302 Cultural Anthropology Online$850.00

Course Type: Self-Paced Online

  • Register and start the coursework at any time, then proceed through the assignments at your own pace with feedback and grading from your instructor.

Class Description:

This course introduces students to the basic concepts in the study of cultural difference. Students will learn about the various ways in which humans perceive, organize, and assign meaning to the world in which they live. Topics covered include language and symbolic systems, family and kinship, systems of production and distribution, political organization, ritual and belief systems, ethnicity, gender, and age.

View a detailed course description of ANT 302.

This course is independent study and is self-paced. Students have five months upon registration in which to complete all coursework. Exams must be taken in a proctored location, with arrangements to be made by the student. Exam proctoring fees vary by site and are not included in the course fee.

***Course extension options will not be available for students who enroll in ANT 302 on or after December 1, 2017. All coursework must be completed by the assigned course completion date.***

Graded Assessments and Learning Modules

  • 4 learning modules
  • 12 assignments
  • 2 exams (taken at approved testing site)

Textbook(s) and Materials

  • James Spradley and David W. McCurdy. Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology. 14th ed. Prentice Hall, 2011. ISBN: 9780205234103
  • Rosman, Abraham, and Paula G. Rubel. The Tapestry of Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, 9th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2009. ISBN: 9780759111400

Official UT Austin Course Description:

The concept of culture: social and political organization; language, the supernatural; elementary cultural theory.



Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.