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  Anthropology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anthropology grew increasingly distinct from natural history and by the end of the nineteenth century the discipline began to crystallize into its modern form - by 1935, for example, it was possible for T.K. Penniman to write a history of the discipline entitled A Hundred Years of Anthropology.
Anthropology in the United States was pioneered by staff of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology, such as John Wesley Powell and Frank Hamilton Cushing.
Anthropology is the study of human diversity--diversity of body and behavior, in the past and present.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anthropology   (4347 words)

 Anthropology - Simple English Wikipedia
Anthropology is people trying to find out about human beings (In Greek "Anthropos-" means "human", and "-logy" means "study of").
Anthropology is a science that helps people learn how people are the same, and how they are different.
Linguistic Anthropology - The study of how people speak and the words they use.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anthropology   (189 words)

 MIT OpenCourseWare | Anthropology
Anthropology studies humankind from a comparative perspective that emphasizes the diversity of human behavior and the importance of culture in explaining that diversity.
Sociocultural anthropology draws its data from the direct study of contemporary peoples living in a wide variety of circumstances, from peasant villagers and tropical forest hunters and gatherers to urban populations in modern societies, as well as from the history and prehistory of those peoples.
The anthropology curriculum is divided into six groups that show the breadth of the field, with particular emphases: introductory, social anthropology, technology in cultural context, and areal and historical studies.
ocw.mit.edu /OcwWeb/Anthropology   (374 words)

 Anthropology Homepage
Anthropology deals both with the unfamiliar and the familiar: from tribal warfare, nomadism, chimpanzee "language", to tourism, the adaptations of migrants living in foreign cities, and the impact of globalization on less-developed societies.
Anthropology begins with a simple yet enormously powerful idea: any detail of human behavior can only be understood when it is placed in a cross-cultural context, that is, when it is seen against the background provided by the full range of human behavior.
There are four fields in the discipline of anthropology: cultural anthropology studies contemporary human societies; archaeology studies societies of the past; biological anthropology is the study of human evolution and primatology; and linguistic anthropology compares the structure and practice of languages throughout the world.
www.union.edu /PUBLIC/ANTDEPT   (541 words)

Anthropology is excellent preparation for many different types of careers, but generally speaking, an undergraduate program in anthropology does not train students for any career in particular.
Students are often able to complete requirements for the anthropology major while studying off-campus (specific requirements might be fulfilled by, for example, taking an archaeology or biological anthropology course or an anthropology course focusing on a particular region; anthropology courses can also be taken that help fulfill the requirement of 8 units for the major).
Although anthropology and sociology are separate and distinct disciplines, they also have many things in common: theories and methodologies, a focus on cultural similarities and differences and a commitment to international and/or global studies.
www.albion.edu /anthsoc/anthropology.asp   (1982 words)

 Urban Anthropology
This rift in perception generated and reflected the division of labor between anthropology and sociology: the study of “Western civilization” and the industrialized world was reserved for the field of sociology, while the analysis of “primitive cultures” ceded to anthropology.
Theoretically, urban anthropology involves the study of the cultural systems of cities as well as the linkages of cities to larger and smaller places and populations as part of the world-wide urban system (Kemper 1996).
Whereas urban anthropology in the 1960s and 70s focused on particular issues such as migration, kinship, and poverty, derived from (or in contrast to) traditional-based fieldwork, urban anthropologists had, by the 1980s, expanded their interests to any aspect of urban life.
www.indiana.edu /~wanthro/URBAN.htm   (3479 words)

 Careers in Anthropology
Anthropology provides a strong basis for subsequent graduate level education and training in international law, public health, and other areas as well as the social sciences.
About 6,000 bachelor's degrees were awarded in anthropology in 1995 and many of those degree holders use their anthropological training in their postcollegiate experiences, both in further education and in the world of work.
The lengthy time required for an anthropology master's and doctorate is due in part to the custom of completing a field project for the thesis or dissertation and mastering several bodies of knowledge about the area, including comprehensive language training, before departing for the field site.
www.aaanet.org /careersbroch.htm   (1939 words)

 SSU Anthropology: Home Page
At a more general level, students of anthropology acquire skill in the formulation of both theoretical and practical questions regarding human life, in collecting and organizing data on many levels of human behavior, and in constructing appropriate interpretations and generalizations based on well-thought-out procedures.
The bachelor of arts in anthropology provides a balanced grounding in the theoretical approaches and the body of knowledge central to the discipline of anthropology.
The general major may be modified through a special emphasis in the anthropology major, which provides students with an opportunity to design an individualized course of study emphasizing a particular subfield of anthropology.
www.sonoma.edu /anthropology   (734 words)

 Anthropology Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Anthropology is the comparative study of peoples, societies, and cultures in all their variations across time and space.
Anthropology addresses the evolution and biological unity of humankind, as well as the changing diversities that characterize human cultures and societies.
Anthropology at AUC focuses on cultural and social anthropology.
www.aucegypt.edu /academic/sape/Anth/anthropology.htm   (94 words)

 UM Anthropology Home
Anthropology is the study of human cultures, societies, and behavior in all parts of the world throughout all periods of history.
There are four sub-disciplines: archaeology, the study of historic and prehistoric cultures and civilizations; socio-cultural anthropology, which is concerned with current cultures of all degrees of complexity; physical anthropology, the biological aspects of the human species; and anthropological linguistics, which is concerned with the scientific study of language and its relationship to thought and society.
The Department of Anthropology focuses on archaeology and socio-cultural anthropology.
www2.umaine.edu /anthropology   (689 words)

 CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Anthropology - Homepage
Anthropology studies the varied nature of human experience in American society and in the cultures of the world.
What distinguishes anthropology from other disciplines concerned with people is its holistic perspective or encompassing view, and its central concern with the concept of culture.
Goals of the major concentration in General Anthropology include an understanding of cultural heritage along with a general overview of the significance of cultural change, whether that change be ongoing, from the past, or anticipated in the future.
www.csudh.edu /anthropology   (368 words)

 CSUEB Department of Anthropology - Home Page
Anthropology is the multifaceted study of humanity from an evolutionary, historical, and global perspective.
Students in anthropology learn about their own culture as well as those of other peoples as they are shaped by biological evolution, ecological constraints, political history, and sociological conditioning.
Anthropology will help you to gain a holistic understanding of yourself and the people around you; the field cultivates an appreciation of what all humans share, as well as how humans differ across time and space.
class.csueastbay.edu /anthropology   (360 words)

Anthropology at Beloit College is almost as old as the study of anthropology in the United States.
Anthropology at Beloit combines classroom instruction in three of the four sub-fields—archaeology, biological, and cultural anthropology—with field research and the unique learning environment of the Logan Museum.
Anthropology majors complete a range of introductory and intermediate courses that exposes them to the breadth of the field.
www.beloit.edu /~academic/fields/majors/anthropology_overview.php   (425 words)

 Anthropology Department
Anthropology is the scientific and humanistic study of humankind from its beginnings, millions of years ago, to the present day.
Anthropology also studies people as biological-psychological-cultural-social wholes living in relationship with their environment; a major goal is to understand human beings from this overall perspective.
Anthropology is inherently international in scope, drawing on world-wide cross-cultural comparisons for understanding culture and what it means to be human, and offers an inter-, multi-, and trans-disciplinary perspective to promote an understanding of global networks that occur in transnational cultural contexts such as ethnicity, business, religion and education.
www.fullerton.edu /catalog/academic_departments/anth.asp   (4441 words)

 Anthropology [encyclopedia]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Central to anthropology is the concept of culture, and the notion that human nature is culture; that our species has evolved a universal capacity to conceive of the world symbolically, to teach and learn such symbols socially, and to transform the world (and ourselves) based on such symbols.
Anthropology is one Western response to one of the greatest paradoxes of modernity: as the world is becoming smaller and more integrated, people's experience of the world is increasingly atomized and dispersed.
They consequently organized a new discipline, anthropology, that would transcend the divisions between the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities to explore the biological, linguistic, material, and symbolic dimensions of humankind in all forms.
www.artzia.com /anthropology   (776 words)

 Maxwell School: Department of Anthropology
Anthropology at Syracuse is committed to comparative research on the diversity of human life and advocates a holistic viewpoint that attends to ramifications of human life as seen through the traditional four subfields of anthropology (archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology and socio-cultural anthropology).
Within sociocultural anthropology, the department has strengths in: issues of cultural and socio-economic change, of language and power, the cultural and political dimensions of religious systems, space and its use by humans, environmental issues, conflict studies, and local-level political economies and their ties with the larger global political economy, particularly through processes of globalization.
Graduates in anthropology are prepared for academic careers and for professional work in international, governmental and voluntary agencies, both in the United States and abroad.
www.maxwell.syr.edu /anthro   (529 words)

 Anthropology Programmes, Courses, Research, and Faculty at University of Toronto, Canada
Anthropology is concerned with the unity and diversity of humanity (and related primates) and of human culture and society from a comparative and global perspective.
Anthropology students at Toronto can study human biology and evolution; human behaviour from its first appearance in the archeological record to the first appearance of writing; language and society; anthropology of health, and the diversity of human culture in today's world.
Anthropology contributes to our understanding of health by examining how they operate in diverse social, political, economic, cultural, and gender contexts across time and space.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /anthropology   (416 words)

 Anthropology Fact Sheet
Anthropology is the study of human beings over time and space.
The mission of the anthropology major within the Department of Sociology-Anthropology is twofold: (1) the promotion of cross-cultural and international understanding and (2) the advancement of knowledge about the human condition.
The course requirements in anthropology are designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the discipline as a whole.
www.ndsu.edu /ndsu/academic/factsheets/ahss/anthro.shtml   (847 words)

 Department of Anthropology: WCAS
Anthropology, the study of humankind in broad perspective, is devoted to the proposition that the differences among us are understandable and enriching.
Anthropology is devoted to discovering and explaining how humanity has developed differences and similarities whenever and wherever these have occurred.
Founded by Melville J. Herskovits in 1938, Northwestern’s Department of Anthropology is committed to fostering the historic diversity of the discipline by building an intellectual dialogue between humanistic and scientific perspectives.
www.wcas.northwestern.edu /anthropology   (168 words)

 Department of Anthropology, University of Hawai'i
Anthropology provides a uniquely holistic understanding of the human condition with its emphasis on unity and diversity, biology and culture, and today and the past.
At the University of Hawai'i, Anthropology occupies a strategic position of excellence and commitment to higher education.
We are the leading program of anthropology in Hawai'i, the Pacific, and Asia with emphases on archaeology, cultural anthropology, and physical anthropology, along with three specializations in ecology, discursive practices, and medical anthropology.
www.anthropology.hawaii.edu   (239 words)

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