Anthropology Questions


Directions: Read the questions below and formulate a response to each that is at least one hundred words in length.  Please cite the textbook and external resources to support your answer (Wikipedia sources are not permitted).  List each resource used at the end of paper in the reference list section.  Please remember that you may utilize LIRN to help you search for resources.  You can visit the Academic Resource Center for a guide on how to utilize LIRN successfully.


1.Briefly describe two goals for anthropological research.


2.Discuss one difficulty that cultural anthropologists encounter when they strive to apply the scientific method.


3.What are the four fields of anthropology, and what kinds of phenomena do anthropologists working in these areas study?


4.Discuss how anthropology is unique when compared with other disciplines.


5.Explain the concept of ethnocentrism.  How can it be harmful to the ethnocentric person and to others?


6.List the three major components of culture.


7.Explain what is meant by a subculture.


8.How is race a cultural construct?


9.Define and explain the concept of culture.


10.Discuss why human skin color cannot be used to identify between human ethnic groups.



PART II: Journal


Using a minimum of three resources ( is not an option) write a 1 to 2 page paper in APA format to identify and discuss how anthropologists use the scientific method to investigate and explain human cultural behavior.  Why is it sometimes difficult to apply the scientific method in studies of other cultures?

Still stressed from student homework?
Get quality assistance from academic writers!