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School:University of Michigan-Flint
Faculty:College of Arts & Sciences
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Anthropology
Description:Anthropology is the study of human culture in past and contemporary societies. Anthropology includes the sub-fields of archaeology, physical/biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and cultural anthropology. The discipline of anthropology is a holistic study of humanity that addresses issues of diversity and inequalities. Archaeology examines the role of material culture to reconstruct cultural history, including technological, stylistic, and organizational changes in past cultures. Physical anthropology is concerned with the relationships between biology and culture, including human variation and adaptation, and incorporates concerns of disease, nutrition, and forensics. Linguistic anthropology deals with the relationships between language and culture, especially the ways in which language both reflects and influences perception and world view. Cultural anthropology is concerned with institutions, including kinship, gender, political organization, economic systems, religion, global political economy, and the construction of inequality.
URL:Anthropology at University of Michigan-Flint
Careers:Anthropologists
Modified on August 01, 2016