Maricopa Community Colleges  ASB211   19946-19985 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 11/23/93
ASB211 19946-19985 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
Women in Other Cultures
Cross-cultural analysis of the economic, social, political, and religious factors that affect women's status in traditional and modern societies. Prerequisites: None.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
ASB211   19946-19985 Women in Other Cultures
1. Analyze theories on the evolution of human sexuality and its impact on the development of marriage and family. (I)
2. Differentiate between male and female roles and their relationship to biological gender. (I)
3. Summarize the historical factors that affected the study of the female perspective. (II)
4. Describe the major contributions of early women anthropologists. (II)
5. Analyze the relationship between status and roles. (III)
6. Describe women's status in the major kinship systems. (III)
7. Define the primary subsistence types and female status and roles. (IV)
8. Analyze the relationship between ownership, private property and status. (IV)
9. Analyze concepts of purity and pollution crossculturally. (V)
10. Relate the roles and status of women to conditions of health and illness. (V)
11. Explain the place of the feminine in myth, ritual, and cosmos. (V)
12. Describe the ways in which women's status has been affected by historical and environmental changes in different parts of the world. (VI)
13. Compare and contrast the roles and status of women in developing societies with those of women in industrialized societies. (VI)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
ASB211   19946-19985 Women in Other Cultures
    I. Women and Biology
        A. Evolution of sexuality, marriage and family
        B. Gender and sex roles
      II. The Female Perspective
          A. Historical precedents
          B. Women anthropologists
        III. Love, Marriage, Family and Status
            A. Status and roles
            B. Gender and kinship
            C. Domesticity and child-rearing
          IV. Economics, Authority and Power
              A. Subsistence types and female power
              B. Ownership and gender
              C. Public roles and leadership
            V. Body, Community and Cosmos
                A. Fertility, pollution and purity
                B. Women, health and illness
                C. Mythology, deities and gender
              VI. Women in a Changing World
                  A. Historical forces
                  B. Environmental forces
                  C. Sociopolitical forces
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