Are you interested in learning more about research from an anthropological perspective?
Anthropology is a diverse field with the focus on understanding humans. Studying anthropology is a great way to improve your critical thinking skills and understand people in a diverse, holistic way.This introductory course explores research using the four-subfield approach to anthropology.
This course explores:
By the end of the course, students will:
The course is suitable for all levels and open to anyone who wants to improve their understanding of people. Any student interested in learning more about anthropology and understanding examples of research in the field is encouraged to take this course!
Thanks for reading- I look forward to having you in the course and exploring anthropology together!
Welcome to the course! Before beginning, watch the introduction to introduce yourself to the course layout, goals and a brief talk about anthropology and how to approach research articles.
Every section has a quiz to help check your newly acquired knowledge. Use it as a way to keep information fresh, and see what topics you may need to revisit.
Welcome to our lecture over the first subfield: Biological (also called Physical) anthropology! In this lecture, we will explore research
This is a 5-question quiz over the biological anthropology lecture. Test your knowledge to know what information you are getting, and where you need to improve!
This is a 5-question quiz over the linguistics lecture. Test your knowledge to know what information you are getting, and where you need to improve!
This is a 5-question quiz over the cultural anthropology lecture. Test your knowledge to know what information you are getting, and where you need to improve!
Congratulations on completing the course!
Hello! My name is Laura and I am an anthropologist. For the past six years, I have been working as a lecturer for universities in the United States and as a research assistant for travel abroad programs in Tanzania & Thailand. I earned my M.Sc. in Primate Behavior from Central Washington University in 2012. I have a myriad of experience working with animals (primarily great apes) and observing animal behavior in captivity and in natural environments. My research focus includes captive animal welfare, conservation, education and the human/non-human animal interface in anthropogenic landscapes. I love anthropology and believe that knowledge of it makes the world a better place. I am also a freelance yoga instructor and enjoy painting, running, reading and spending time with great people.