Credits: 0.5
Term: On Demand


Course Description:

What makes us human? Is it our ability to use language? Is it our abstract thinking skills or our use of tools and technology? In Anthropology 1: Uncovering Human Mysteries you will trace the history of homo sapiens and explore our evolutionary trail. This course offers an anthropologic lens to observe our movement from cave dweller to modern human. It sheds light on how we forged our way and developed all of the things that make us human, such as our cultures, languages, and religions. We, as humans in the 21st century, are highly intelligent, innovative people with astounding technological ability—how did we get this way.

Topics & Concepts:
  • Unit 1: Studying Humans: What Anthropologists Do
  • Unit 2:  Culture & Language: Why Humans Are Special
  • Unit 3: Human Evolution: How We Got Here
  • Unit 4: The Human Animal: Who We Are
  • Unit 5: All About The Food: What We Do in Order to Eat
  • Unit 6: Material Culture: How Humans Are Handy
  • Unit 7: Family Ties and Social Bonds: What Keeps Us Together
  • Unit 8: Religion: What We Believe

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