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Course Overview & What is Anthropology?

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Angela VandenBroek

on 7 January 2013

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Transcript of Course Overview & What is Anthropology?

What is Anthropology?
Syllabus & Assignments Welcome! Hello, I'm Angela! B.S. in Anthropology from Grand Valley State University
M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Southern Mississippi Academic Specializations: Identity, Agency & Practice
Applied Specializations: Web Design & Development The role of religious & secularist identities in shaping popular political discourse. My Current Research Interests: ? Who are you Your name Why did you sign up for this class? Your program/major What is Anthropology? First... Anthropology is not... What is Anthropology? the study of humans & their evolutionary ancestors in all times and in all places, including their biology, language, culture and material culture. Cultural Anthropology Physical Anthropology Archaeological Anthropology Linguistic Anthropology The study of human culture, society & behavior. The study of human biological diversity, including genetics, ecology, evolution & primatology. The study of human culture & behavior through the study of material culture. The descriptive, historical & comparative study of human language and its relation to culture & society. Anthropology is divided into four sub-disciplines. Each sub-discipline consists of two complimentary parts. & ACADEMIC APPLIED The academic side of anthropology is focused on the collection of knowledge. The applied side of anthropology is focused on solving real world problems. Paul Farmer, a medical anthropologist, helped to found the organization, Partners in Health, which uses anthropological knowledge to
help connect people with
healthcare despite cultural
and economic adversity. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY EXAMPLE Forensic anthropologists use the knowledge gained by physical anthropologists to solve crimes and identify human remains. PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY EXAMPLE Most anthropologists choose to focus on either academic or applied anthropology. However, for practicality and to be well-rounded, most anthropologists acquire skills in both areas. My Expectations of You Be Prepared
College Level Work
Academic Integrity
Personal Responsibility
What You Can Expect of Me I won't waste your $$ or your time. I will teach you skills that are useful in any field in addition to teaching you anthropology. I put as much effort into grading as you put into your work. If you do the work, you will leave my class a better student. I will help any student who asks for it.
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