Exploring The Arts Through Cultural Anthropology
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Exploring The Arts Through Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology 4U
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Created by Keirsten Snover
Last updated 9/2019
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 42 articles
  • 43 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • examples of the use of visual art in other cultures
  • how to distinguish between myths, legends, and tales
  • examples of the functions of music and dance in a society
  • different ways to describe theater around the world
Requirements
  • software to open PDFs, if you want to complete worksheets on your computer (instead of printing them out)
  • a printer, paper, and a pen or pencil, if you want to print out PDF worksheets and write on them
Description

Are you interested in Art? Tattoos? Graffiti? Theater? Music? What about ancient cave drawings? Take this course to find out more about The Arts around the world!

This is an introductory Cultural Anthropology course focusing on The Arts.  In Unit 1, you will learn about the field of Anthropology in general, how to understand other cultures, and why art is an important topic. In Unit 2, you will learn about what art is, art and culture, and the functions of art. In Unit 3, you will learn about the visual arts, rock art, body art, and graffiti. In Unit 4, you will learn about verbal art, including myths, legends, and tales. In Unit 5, you will learn about music, including why we have music, the creation of music, and the function of music. You'll also learn about dance, and dance in culture and the functions of dance. In Unit 6, you'll learn about Theater, including theater and media, performers, content, and audience role. In Unit 7, you will be given a summary of everything you learned about The Arts.

The introductory, concluding, and activity lectures are talking head videos, and the rest are narrated slideshows. These are not PowerPoint lectures. The slideshows are made up mostly of images that complement the lecture, so there is very little text on the screen.

Each Unit has a short quiz, and an activity that includes a worksheet to be completed. These activities should take you about 10-15 minutes to complete. The last Unit has an optional activity, where you can go out "in the field" and be like an Anthropologist!

This course is part of a series of Anthropology courses, called Anthropology 4U: The 4 fields of Anthropology, For Everyone. The courses can be taken in any order, and you don't need to know anything about Anthropology to take these courses.

Who this course is for:
  • someone who knows nothing (or only a little) about Anthropology, and wants to learn
  • someone who is taking a college Anthropology class and wants more information
  • someone who is taking a college Anthropology class and wants help understanding concepts discussed in class
Course content
Expand all 78 lectures 02:40:41
+ Unit 1: Introduction
10 lectures 16:16
1.2 What is Anthropology? (Activity)
00:41
1.2 What is Anthropology? (Answers)
00:15
1.3 Understanding Other Cultures (Lecture)
04:42
1.3 Understanding Other Cultures (Activity)
00:30
1.3 Understanding Other Cultures (Answers)
01:01
1.4 Why Study The Arts? (Lecture)
02:43
1.4 Why Study The Arts? (Activity)
00:18
1.4 Why Study The Arts? (Answers)
00:35
+ Unit 2: Art & Culture
11 lectures 22:18
2.1 Introduction (Lecture)
01:16
2.2 What is Art? (Activity)
00:25
2.2 What is Art? (Answers)
00:34
2.3 Art & Culture (Lecture)
05:06
2.3 Art & Culture (Activity)
00:27
2.3 Art & Culture (Answers)
00:34
2.4 Functions of Art (Activity)
00:18
2.4 Functions of Art (Answers)
00:39
2.5 Conclusion (Lecture)
01:17
Analyze a piece of art from a West African culture.
Unit 2 Assignment
6 questions
Unit 2 Quiz
5 questions
+ Unit 3: Visual Arts
14 lectures 32:28
3.1 Introduction (Lecture)
00:55
3.2 Visual Art (Lecture)
08:27
3.2 Visual Art (Activity)
00:28
3.2 Visual Art (Answers)
00:17
3.3 Rock Art (Activity)
00:21
3.3 Rock Art (Answers)
00:03
3.4 Body Arts (Lecture)
07:48
3.4 Body Arts (Activity)
00:23
3.4 Body Arts (Answers)
00:36
3.5 Graffiti (Lecture)
06:04
3.5 Graffiti (Activity)
00:21
3.5 Graffiti (Answers)
00:22
3.6 Conclusion (Lecture)
01:06
Analyze a piece of visual art
Unit 3 Assignment
6 questions
Unit 3 Quiz
5 questions
+ Unit 4: Verbal Art
11 lectures 16:12
4.1 Introduction (Lecture)
01:01
4.2 Myths (Lecture)
04:09
4.2 Myths (Activity)
00:25
4.2 Myths (Answers)
00:53
4.3 Legends (Lecture)
03:02
4.3 Legends (Activity)
00:23
4.3 Legends (Answers)
00:27
4.4 Tales (Lecture)
03:37
4.4 Tales (Activity)
00:21
4.4 Tales (Answers)
00:34
4.5 Conclusion (Lecture)
01:18
Explore a piece of verbal art.
Unit 4 Assignment
4 questions
Unit 4 Quiz
5 questions
+ Unit 5: Music & Dance
14 lectures 26:42
5.1 Introduction (Lecture)
02:00
5.2 Why Do We Have Music? (Lecture)
04:43
5.2 Why Do We Have Music? (Activity)
00:26
5.2 Why Do We Have Music? (Answers)
00:23
5.3 Creation and Function of Music (Lecture)
07:11
5.3 Creation and Function of Music (Activity)
00:29
5.3 Creation and Function of Music (Answers)
00:21
5.4 Dance & Culture (Lecture)
03:32
5.4 Dance & Culture (Activity)
00:21
5.4 Dance & Culture (Answers)
00:40
5.5 Functions of Dance (Lecture)
04:07
5.5 Functions of Dance (Activity)
00:28
5.5 Functions of Dance (Answers)
00:32
5.6 Conclusion (Lecture)
01:25
Explore the earliest known music in the world!
Unit 5 Assignment
3 questions
Unit 5 Quiz
6 questions
+ Unit 6: Theater
14 lectures 16:27
6.1 Introduction (Lecture)
01:33
6.2 Theater & Media (Lecture)
02:26
6.2 Theater & Media (Activity)
00:34
6.2 Theater & Media (Answers)
00:31
6.3 Theater & Performers (Lecture)
03:22
6.3 Theater & Performers (Activity)
00:29
6.3 Theater & Performers (Answers)
00:23
6.4 Theater & Content (Lecture)
02:13
6.4 Theater & Content (Activity)
00:19
6.4 Theater & Content (Answers)
00:07
6.5 Theater & Audience Role (Lecture)
01:49
6.5 Theater & Audience Role (Activity)
00:25
6.5 Theater & Audience Role (Answers)
00:32
6.6 Conclusion (Lecture)
01:41
Describe a type of theater found in your culture using what you've learned in this unit.
Unit 6 Assignment
7 questions
Unit 6 Quiz
4 questions
+ Unit 7: Conclusion
4 lectures 10:33
7.1 Course Summary (Lecture)
05:46
7.2 Real World Connections (Lecture)
02:13
Anthropologists who focus on the arts study various forms of street art including graffiti. Anthropologists also document certain kinds of data with photographs. In this, "Be Like an Anthropologist" activity, you will do both!
Be Like an Anthropologist!
8 questions
Congratulations!
01:19
Bonus Lecture
01:15