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Anthropology. The Study of Human Civilizations. What is Anthropology?. The study of humans in their environment The study of Perception and Values The study of Culture and Subcultures The study of Language The study of Stereotyping. Humans and Their Environment. Systems and how they work

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Anthropology

The Study of Human Civilizations


What is Anthropology?

  • The study of humans in their environment

  • The study of Perception and Values

  • The study of Culture and Subcultures

  • The study of Language

  • The study of Stereotyping


Humans and Their Environment

  • Systems and how they work

  • Open class system

  • Closed class system

  • Interaction

  • Greenhouse effect

  • Biodegradable

  • Ecosystem


Perception and Values

  • Understand that value judgments are largely determined by culture

  • Culture affects our perceptions of people and situations


Perception and Value Judgments


What is Culture?

  • Definition: the entire way a society lives and is organized.

  • No culture is original

  • Cultural diffusion and acculturation

  • Enculturation

  • Ethnocentrism

  • Cultural traits


Experiment What is American?

Umbrella

Railroad train

Steam radiator

Bathtub

Towels

Automobile

  • Apple pie

  • Pajamas

  • Clock

  • Soap

  • Necktie

  • Forks and spoons

  • Oranges

  • Cereal


American Culture

  • How has the American Culture Changed?


Subcultures and their function

  • Teenage subculture

  • What makes a subculture?


Language and Communication

  • How is language related to culture?

  • How does communication reflect a cultures values?


Major Languages of the World


Your Name in Hieroglyphics


Stereotyping

  • What are the roles of men and women today?

  • What roles have changed?


Changing Roles in the Family


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