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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Understanding the Field of Anthropology
Course SummaryReview this mobile-friendly cultural anthropology course to refresh your knowledge of the field, prepare for an exam or get help with your homework. The course's engaging lessons and self-assessment quizzes enable you to quickly reinforce your understanding of key cultural anthropology terms and concepts.
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Study cultural anthropology at your own pace with this comprehensive and convenient online course. As you work through the course, you'll watch short and informative video lessons that highlight key definitions and explain important cultural anthropology concepts in a way that's easy to understand and remember. The course covers topics ranging from fundamental anthropological research approaches to globalization, ethnicity and family institutions.
The self-assessment quizzes and chapter exams can help you solidify your comprehension of the anthropological terms and concepts you've studied. If you have any questions, feel free to submit them to our instructors. The course's flexible and convenient nature is designed to benefit anyone who needs to brush up on cultural anthropology topics, such as students and working professionals.
|Intro to Anthropology||Explore the field of anthropology and explain its subfields.|
|Aspects of Culture||Define the construct of culture and identify the characteristics of culture.|
|Approaches to Anthropology||Assess the varying theoretical approaches to the study of anthropology.|
|Anthropological Research||Evaluate the concept of ethics in the fieldwork involved in anthropology. Examine methods of gathering/analyzing data and explore topics like culture shock and ethnography.|
|Language & Culture||Describe the variety of forms of human communication and how languages are transferred across cultures.|
|Economic Systems in Anthropology||Define the field of economics and evaluate several types of economic systems.|
|Societal Culture in Anthropology||Analyze several types of societies and their respective cultural characteristics.|
|Political Systems in Anthropology||Defines political systems; the connection between power, authority, and politics; and disorder and social control.|
|Familial Social Institutions||Understand the concept of social institutions, including various kinship and family types.|
|Marital Social Institutions||Recognize various marriage constructs and customs from around the world.|
|Gender & Sexuality||Analyze gender as a social construct as well as the nature of human sexuality in society.|
|Ethnicity & Race||Define race and ethnicity, plus the societal conflicts that surround these constructs.|
|Religious Systems||Explore a variety of global religions with an emphasis on the role of religion within a society.|
|Global Industrialization & Culture||Describe the process of global industrialization and its impact on elements of society.|
|Impact of Colonialism||Explore the phenomena of imperialism and colonialism and their role in social development and cultural transfer.|
|Globalization & Culture||Evaluate the concept of globalization and its impact on development across a variety of cultural elements.|
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