SOC 204: Introduction to Anthropology (3) (F)
Introduction of the four sub-disciplines in anthropology (cultural anthropology, linguistics, archaeology and physical anthropology). Through ethnography, Cultural Anthropology studies cultural beliefs and practices among past and contemporary human societies. Linguistic anthropologists study communication patterns of various cultures. Archaeologists study material culture for the reconstruction of past cultural systems. Physical anthropologists study the biological variation of human populations within an evolutionary framework in addition to forensic studies.