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DSST General Anthropology: Study Guide & Test Prep

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Prepare for the DSST General Anthropology exam in just a few weeks with this comprehensive study guide course. Use our learning tools to help get a passing score on the exam, which can help you earn you college credit at the same time.
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12 chapters in DSST General Anthropology: Study Guide & Test Prep

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Ch 1. Fundamental Concepts in Anthropology {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[377737].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Understanding the Field of Anthropology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21257].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21257].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Recurring Themes in History: Societal Migration, Evolution, Aggression & Industrialization Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21085].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21085].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Overview of Physical Anthropology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21258].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21258].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What is Cultural Anthropology? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21269].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21269].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Understanding Linguistic Anthropology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21260].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21260].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Overview of Archaeological Anthropology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21261].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21261].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Applied Anthropology vs. Academic Anthropology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26836].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26836].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Is Ethnography? - Studying Cultural Phenomena Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9517].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9517].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Cultural Analysis: Theoretical Approaches Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2740].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2740].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Holistic Perspective in Anthropology: Definition & Approach Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69307].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69307].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Structuralism and the Works of Levi Strauss Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21263].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21263].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Functionalism in Anthropology: The Works of Durkheim and Malinowski Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21264].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21264].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Structural Functionalism and the Works of Talcott Parsons Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21265].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21265].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Etic and Emic World Views in Anthropology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23253].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23253].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Materialism & Material Culture: Definitions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69330].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69330].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Sex and Gender in Society: Differences, Preferences & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2757].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2757].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Impact of Socialization on Gender Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[42983].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[42983].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Theoretical Analyses of Sexuality Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37984].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37984].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Theoretical Analyses of Gender Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37985].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37985].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Race and Ethnicity Definitions: Social Minority vs. Social Majority Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2766].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2766].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Interactions Between Social Majorities and Minorities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2769].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2769].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Transforming Ethnicities into Nationalities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[30944].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[30944].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Ethnic Competition, Division & Domination Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[30945].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[30945].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Prejudice: Theories and Ideas on Origins Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2768].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2768].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Cultural Ecology in Anthropology: The Works of Julian Steward Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21270].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21270].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Cultural Evolution in Anthropology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21267].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21267].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What is Biological Anthropology? - Definition & Subfields Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[218183].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[218183].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How Genetics Helps Us Understand Human Behavior Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27890].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27890].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How Darwin's Observations Showed the Process of Natural Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45195].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45195].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Living Primates: Evolution, Adaptation & Behavior Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27891].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27891].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Evolution of Humans: Characteristics & Evolutionary History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3133].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3133].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Hominids: Traits, Diet & Behavior Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[30861].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[30861].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Paleontology & Dinosaurs - Definition, History & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17071].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17071].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - What is Relative Age? - Definition & Effect Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17088].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17088].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Absolute Age: Definition & Dating Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17043].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17043].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - The Human Fossil Record & Human Evolution Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27892].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27892].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Elements of Culture: Explanation of the Major Elements That Define Culture Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2738].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2738].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Levels of Culture: National, International & Subcultural Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23250].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23250].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Culture and the Individual: Real Culture vs. Ideal Culture Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23254].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23254].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Counter-Culture: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[275097].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[275097].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29607].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29607].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - World Systems Theory: Core vs. Peripheral Societies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3144].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3144].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Imperialism & Colonialism in the International System Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28938].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28938].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Power, Authority & Influence in Political Organizations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28157].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28157].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Art as a Representation of Culture Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27885].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27885].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Week {{::cp.getGoalWeekForTopic(6, 12)}}
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Lesson 1 - Language & Language Regions: Definitions & Dialects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28190].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28190].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The World's Major Languages: Development & Diffusion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28191].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28191].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Invention of Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[680].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[680].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - History of the Alphabet: From Cuneiform to Greek Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[681].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[681].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The World's Major Written Languages: Letters & Symbols Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28192].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28192].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Understanding Sociolinguistics: Social and Linguistic Variation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26171].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26171].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What Is Descriptive Linguistics? - Purpose & Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26172].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26172].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Week {{::cp.getGoalWeekForTopic(7, 12)}}
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Lesson 1 - Mate Choice, Courtship, Marriage & Childbearing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[42962].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[42962].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Types of Family & Kin Relationships Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[42963].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[42963].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Nuclear Family: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5057].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5057].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Kinship Types: Lineal, Collateral & Affinal Kin Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26827].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26827].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Unilateral vs. Bilateral Descent: Definition & Variations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26828].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26828].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Matrilineal & Patrilineal Descent Systems Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26829].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26829].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Genealogical Kin Types & Terminology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26830].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26830].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Incest, Endogamy & Exogamy: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26831].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26831].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Social Stratification: Definition, Theories & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8060].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8060].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Week {{::cp.getGoalWeekForTopic(8, 12)}}
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Lesson 1 - Spatial Processes: Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29604].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29604].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Types of Human Settlements: Definitions & Comparisons Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29109].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29109].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Motivation to Produce, Distribute & Consume within Society Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25208].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25208].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Forms of Economic Distribution & Exchange within Society Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26175].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26175].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Political Organizations: Bands, Tribes, Chiefdoms & States Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28153].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28153].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Political System: Types & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3438].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3438].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Globalization & Politics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25631].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25631].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - How Globalization Affects the Environment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56126].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56126].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Week {{::cp.getGoalWeekForTopic(9, 12)}}
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Lesson 1 - What Is Religion? - Definition & Role in Society Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14726].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14726].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Religion: Key Concepts and Definitions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2783].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2783].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Belief Systems: Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8163].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8163].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Religious Organization: Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8196].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8196].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Monotheism: Islam, Judaism & Christianity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2785].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2785].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Nontheism: Hinduism, Buddhism & Confucianism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3767].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3767].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Animism & Shamanism: Definitions, Worldviews & Ideologies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28193].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28193].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Rituals & Rites of Passage in Society Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27888].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27888].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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