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These are the complete and detailed chapter notes from the Kottak textbook Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity for chapters 1 and 5. Chapters 1 and 5 were assigned readings for the first week. If you read these notes you won't need to read the (VERY long) chapters!
This is the notes for the First test of the semester.
Origins of Anthropology th th 17 and 18 century western expansion and recognition of human cultural and biological variability Originally aligned with natural history 17 century “cabinet of curiosities” used to show how well traveled one was Origin of museums 19 century “armchair anthropology” Early anthropology Used data collected by others to propose theories about other cultur
This document includes notes from last week. We did not have notes on Friday because of fall break. Please enjoy!
This material includes the notes taken during the week of 11/2 during class. Please enjoy!
Here is a study guide for test 1!
This is Dr. Birch's introduction to the course and introduction to the term "anthropology".
These notes go over Dr. Birch's second lecture of the year and focuses on culture.
These notes focus on the fifth sub-discipline of anthropology, applied anthropology. It also discusses the methods anthropologists use to study the past.
These terms cover the first four chapters of the course, preparing you for the first test.
This covers Dr. Birch's lecture on the tie between evolution and genetics, speaking about chromosomes and other crucial genetic material.
These notes continue the lecture discussion on human evolution and natural selection.
These notes discuss early primates and modern primates, focusing on hominids.
These notes discuss the differences between hominids and hominids throughout history.
These notes cover the lecture material in which we finally get to homo sapiens and discuss the mystery behind our distant and close ancestors.
This covers all terms, questions and ideas possible on the test! Good luck!
These notes discuss the history of Eastern North America in the decades before written history begins.
These are a few notes on the NOVA documentary watched in class. These notes also include possible test questions Dr. Birch released at the beginning of class.
This notes discuss the development of societies in various forms and what the difference of these forms are.
These notes walk us through the different types of monuments we see in history, why they exist, and why so many of our current monuments resemble ones of the past.
These are the last weekly notes before our third test. These notes discuss Dr. Birch's lecture on the meaning of heritage and its importance to this class as well as the ethics behind research in Anthropology.
This is the test 3 study guide with appropriate terms and questions to study for our test coming up! Good luck!
These notes discuss Dr. Birch's lecture on cultural anthropology and how anthropologists go about finding information in the field and what ethical rules they must follow.
These notes discuss two different sections within the chapters of the textbook, focusing on the many types of anthropological theory and the development of language an importance of communication.
These notes discuss the lecture in which she notes the differences between race and ethnicity and how they are more often than not socially constructed.
These notes discuss the different political systems societies have on small scale communities and more complex ones.
These notes discuss the difference between sex and gender and the many stereotypical attitudes in traditional and modern society regarding each.
These notes provide an overview of the discussion lead by the TA in class, lecturing about her field work and an explanation of food insecurity in communities around the world.
These notes discuss the many types and varying forms of family, kinship and descent throughout the US and all over the world.
These notes cover the lecture on rites of passage, death and burial in a variety of societies that play an important role in the description in their communities.
This study guide covers all the information, terms and questions, needed for the last exam before the final! Good luck!
These notes define and discuss globalization and the many examples Dr. Birch lectured about. They also discuss the new geologic epoch the world has entered.
These notes cover Dr. Birch's lecture on the modern world system: the social, political, and economic global ties. They discuss major trade routes, the industrial revolution, and the different types of colonialism
These notes discuss the course aims and the information you should be familiar with by the final exam as we come close to the end of the semester. They also discuss what to expect on the final exam.
This extensive study guide includes all terms and questions that may appear on the final. Each term is both defined as well as explained in significance. Each question is answered, including the high stakes questions Dr. Birch discussed in class. Good luck!
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