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This chapter helps students review the concepts in an introduction to anthropology unit of a standard intro to anthropology course. Topics covered include:
- Recurring themes in history
- Physical anthropology
- Cultural anthropology
- Linguistic anthropology
- Archaeological anthropology
1. Understanding the Field of Anthropology
This lesson offers a brief overview of the field of anthropology and explains terms like 'Homo sapien' as well as the works of Charles Darwin and Franz Boas.
2. Overview of Physical Anthropology
This lesson will seek to give an overview of physical anthropology, a branch of science that encompasses both biology and social science. In doing so, it will highlight fossils, Homo Sapiens, and paleontology.
3. What is Cultural Anthropology?
This lesson will be a brief overview of cultural anthropology. It will highlight the concept of culture while also defining the main branches of archaeology, anthropological linguistics, and ethnology.
4. Understanding Linguistic Anthropology
This lesson will seek to give an overview of linguistic anthropology. In doing so, it will highlight the specialty areas of historical, descriptive, and sociolinguistics, as well as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.
5. Overview of Archaeological Anthropology
This lesson will give an overview of archaeological anthropology. In doing so, it will explain the concept of prehistory, the specialty of historical archaeology, and the terms 'artifact' and 'excavate.'
6. Cultural Transmission: Definition & Theory
Through this lesson, you will learn how to define cultural transmission and gain insight into the theoretical foundation and importance of the concept. When you are through with the lesson, you can test your new knowledge with a short quiz.
7. Holism in Anthropology: Definition & Examples
In anthropology, the term 'holism' can be found in more than one context, which might seem confusing. Through this lesson, you will learn what defines holism and explore some of the ways that it is used as a methodological approach to anthropology.
8. Margaret Mead, Anthropologist: Theories & Overview
Study the life and work of the anthropologist Margaret Mead, and learn how her observations and theories have influenced the areas of anthropology, psychology, and women's rights.
9. Definition of Culture in Anthropology: Characteristics & Concept
In this lesson we will define culture as it is used in anthropology and the social sciences. We will include a brief discussion of the major concepts in the study of culture.
10. What is Genocide? - Definition, History & Examples
In this lesson we will explore the meaning of genocide, offer some historical examples of genocide around the world, discuss the stages of a genocide, as well as the methods a country or state may use to deny a genocide has occurred.
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