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Ch 25: Applications of Anthropology: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Applications of Anthropology chapter of this Intro to Anthropology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master an understanding of anthropology applications. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of anthropology applications.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering introductory anthropology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn introductory anthropology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the uses of anthropological studies
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning social science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about applications of anthropology
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra social science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Applications of Anthropology chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Applications of Anthropology chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any anthropology applications question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an applications of anthropology unit of a standard introductory anthropology course. Topics covered include:

  • Academic anthropology vs. applied anthropology
  • The modernization of culture
  • Acculturation processes
  • Directed cultural change
  • Cultural survival

7 Lessons in Chapter 25: Applications of Anthropology: Help and Review
Applied Anthropology vs. Academic Anthropology

1. Applied Anthropology vs. Academic Anthropology

In this lesson, you'll learn the distinctions between anthropology in an academic setting compared with applied anthropology. You'll also find out why the field lends itself well to practical application.

Understanding the Modernization of Culture: History and Factors

2. Understanding the Modernization of Culture: History and Factors

This lesson examines the process of modernization, including the variety of factors that have brought us from the past into the present. We'll focus on political, economic, social, and technological trends that have shaped our world today.

Acculturation Processes: Substitution, Syncretism, Addition, Deculturation & Origination

3. Acculturation Processes: Substitution, Syncretism, Addition, Deculturation & Origination

This lesson will highlight processes of acculturation that create a diverse, complex society. As part of the discussion, we'll consider how the fast-food fish filet sandwich came to popularity due to forces of acculturation.

What is Directed Cultural Change? - Definition and History

4. What is Directed Cultural Change? - Definition and History

This lesson discusses the impact of aiming to change the ways of another human culture. We'll look at the historical background of this topic, as well as how anthropologists tend to view directed cultural change today.

Cultural Survival: Maintaining Culture Despite Outside Influence

5. Cultural Survival: Maintaining Culture Despite Outside Influence

This lesson discusses how a culture can persist despite outside influences and other change. You'll also learn how society has evolved in its approach to different cultural groups and traditions.

The Sociological Imagination by Mills: Summary & Concept

6. The Sociological Imagination by Mills: Summary & Concept

Read about sociologist C. Wright Mills and his emphasis on using the sociological imagination in our everyday lives. Learn how to apply the sociological imagination, and then test your understanding with a quiz.

What is Social Responsiveness? - Definition & Concept

7. What is Social Responsiveness? - Definition & Concept

The concept of social responsiveness can broadly describe a person's obligation to contribute to the welfare of others, or it can be applied in more specific contexts. Through this lesson, you will learn what defines social responsiveness and explore some of the ways that it operates in society.

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