Human societies has been culturally involved throughout generations because of human development and advanced. The goal of a cultural anthropology is to teach us about another culture by collecting data about how the world economy and political practices effect the new culture that is being studied. However, cultural anthropology has gave us a understanding of world affairs and world problems, the way to interpret the meaning of social actions by putting them in as much context as possible, and a deeper insight of humankind-at all times, in all places and of yourself as part of a culture. Cultural anthropology has gave us a better understanding of world affairs and world problems, because it studies the way people think and do things differently. One of the
Culture is an important concept in anthropology. Culture is defined as, "sets of learned behavior and ideas that human beings acquire as members of society. Human beings use culture to adapt to and transform the world in which they live." (LS:512). Culture has been used in anthropology to understand human difference, but within this understanding there have been benefits and drawbacks to the ideas of culture.
Overall, this class has forced me to rethink the opinions I had and be able to combine my ideas with the ideas of people with a significantly greater amount of knowledge and experience. My interests have expanded with this class due to the urgency of solving the issues and problems in the environment. It has encouraged me to look at my own life and wonder what I can do to make a difference in the global problems. Environmental Studies has also allowed me to take a closer look into the reasons humans behave the way they do, the rapidly increasing the global population, and how everything we do is manipulating the environment.
However, these ideas were more broad and interesting than I anticipated. I began to understand what Geographers meant and what all was included within the idea of cultural geography. The world is always changing and I have learned that cultural geography is a way to keep pace with what is changing and understand how the world has gotten to where it is. Geography is the study of all these changes that will shape our future world and the environment and beliefs within it (Greiner 2012). Cultural geography has changed my view of the world and I have learned aspects of geography that has attracted my interests to learn more in and beyond this class.
Over the years, Anthropology has grown and developed as a secure and specialized discipline that charts a most peculiar of curiosities. Viewing the world before a written language, charting and analyzing all the progress of humans for thousands of years, and experiencing the result of the many changes and differences in culture today, the accomplishments of Anthropology have brought forth a sense of understanding and conveying of knowledge and experience and have set new standard of acheivement. Anthropology is a study of infinite curiosities of human beings. Through that desire to know the reasons for change and variation, Anthropology is the key to understanding the problems of the past and use that knowledge to create a better world for future generations.
I would let her know that the guidance she’d be received from her mentoring program would lead her down an amazing and adventurous road. In fact, the COPS assessment found that my strongest areas were those that I ended up majoring in, Environmental Analysis and Anthropology. I still ended up pursuing my passions and those are things have shaped my experiences to this day. I did what I was meant to do. My background in the social sciences, particularly Anthropology, allowed me to become a more globally aware citizen.
As we can see, the world’s civilizations went through a lot of modifications and changes along the years, being also affected by the geography of the area where it arose and the ethnic configuration of the population that lived there. We can see more clearly now how the current civilization became what it is and we learned many lessons from the short falls of the past civilizations which can help us move forward in a better way.
Observation is another key skill you will likely use. We always observe what is around us and how other people interact. Also in the business world, these concepts in anthropology helps us to learn to interact with others and deal with people who can be not so easy to deal with. Anthropology gives us a chance to expand ourselves as human beings. I find that the information I left this class with will be a guideline for many different parts of my life and will help me to see things in different views.
This is because studying world history allows for coming across many different cultures and civilizations through time. By understanding how others have lived, and their reasons for it, people can change for the better by gaining more insight on their own
Anthropology helped open our minds and better understand different cultures and verity of norms that vary from ordinary to extraordinary between the divers cultures. It helped the people to understand one another and build mutual respect to one another’s culture and belief. Anthropologists throughout the world are expanding the knowledge and help the interconnection of people worldwide by research and field observation to show the way people live and practice their believe. This has helped many to understand and cope with other on an economic and political level. Many acts of anthropologists have caused harm more than good, particularly to the subject being studied.