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0510-210_01_intro - Cultural Anthropology 5 Sept. 2006...

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5 Sept. 2006 1 Anthropology 0510-210 Cultural Anthropology Professor William Middleton What makes us human? Are there certain things that all human societies share? What are they? What makes individual societies unique? What is the meaning of human diversity? How do societies work, fail, and change over time? Some of Anthropology’s “Big” questions More Anthropological questions Is human behavior determined by biology or the environment ? Do environmental constraints determine the structure of society? What is the role of the individual in society? How do societies create and maintain order? How do societies care for their members? How does Anthropology answer these questions? Direct interaction between the Anthropologist and their subjects Observation (non-experimental) Generalization from specific cases (a single society) Testing generalizations between cases (between societies) Cross-cultural comparison What, exactly, do Anthropologists study? Culture
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COLA 0510-210 taught by Professor Middleton during the Fall '06 term at RIT.

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