General Anthropology 1010.002

General Anthropology 1010.002 - What is Anthropology The...

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What is Anthropology? The holistic and comparative study of humanity. It is the systematic exploration of human biological and cultural diversity. Examining the origins of, and changes in, human biology and culture, anthropology provides explanations for simiarities and differences. Human Adaptability Humans are the world's most adaptable animals. Creativity, adaptability, and flexibility are basic human attributes, and human diversity is the subject matter of anthropology Holism referes to the study of the whole of the human condition: past, present, future; biology, society, language, and culture. Culture - Traditions and customs, transmitted through learning, that form and guide the beliefs and behavior of people exposed to them. Cultural Forces Shape Human Biology Cultural forces mold human biology, including our body types and images. Societies have paticular standards for physical attractivness. They have specific ideas about what activities - for example, various sports - are appropiate for males and females. Adaptation, Variation, and Change
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course ANTH 1010 taught by Professor Luster during the Fall '08 term at North Texas.

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