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Title: Why is Anthropology Optional important

Why is Anthropology Optional important?
  • Email info_at_sapiensias.in Phone 91-8700922126

What does it mean to be human? That question is
answered in the study of anthropology.
Anthropology is the study of the various human
cultures in the world throughout history into
present-day. According to the University of
Hawaii at Hilo, anthropology "emphasizes
comparing human groups to understand the range of
variation in human behavior and biology, and
therefore considers what it is to be human."
Understanding the origin and history of human
beings is important to also understand global
cultures and communities. Anthropology looks at
shared aspects of humanity like language,
cultural connections, economics and curiosity to
find the common thread.
Language Links
  • Anthropology is made up of several branches of
    study. Linguistic anthropology studies languages
    and how they have developed and evolved over
    time. This is important in helping to understand
    how one language relates to another and how
    humans have communicated with one another over
    time. Through the study of linguistic
    anthropology, anthropologists are able to explain
    the links between languages and the differences
    in the ways that various human cultures use and
    manipulate words and language

Cultural Connections
  • The people of one culture might have regular
    practices that the people of another culture
    would find distasteful or strange. For instance,
    in some cultures the people eat meat from animals
    that are considered pets in other cultures. In
    order to bridge the gap between varying cultures,
    anthropologists study and explain cultural
    practices for similarities and differences.

Economic Benefits In today's world, people of
varying cultures communicate and do business with
one another on a regular basis. Anthropology's
existence is vital to the business world for this
reason. Through the study of anthropology, a
business executive in the United States can learn
about the traditions and values of the Japanese
culture before he visits Japan for a business
trip. In learning about the culture, he can then
better prepare himself for a visit that results
in successful business dealings while he is there.
Cross-Disciplinary Significance There are other
disciplines that study humanity. Biology studies
the human body, history studies the actions of
past human cultures and literature studies the
writings of various people. However, each of
these disciplines provides only a small window of
understanding into the world of humanity.
Anthropology combines these disciplines in a
holistic study of humans and the place of humans
in the world. In this sense, anthropology is
important because of its ability to synthesize
the learning of other disciplines into one
comprehensive picture of what it means to be
Curiosity Anthropology helps to answers those
queries for humanity as it gives a solid picture
of human origins and blends together the various
human cultures into one large journey of
connected humanity. In doing so, it can also help
in finding an understanding about where cultures
might go future with future trend predictions
based on past growth and progress. Through these
approaches, anthropologists want to understand
the amazing variation in humankind - past and
present - as well as the social and cultural
context in which that variation occurred or is
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Anthropology is important in many
fields Medicine - The health professions
aren't just about biology or chemistry or
pharmacology. For example, is your
African-American patient more likely to suffer
hypertension because of his genetics or because
of his diet? Anthropologists have tackled
questions like these, with our dual emphases on
biology and culture. Business - You can crunch
numbers in econ classes, but it only helps you
predict what will happen under certain economic
conditions. It is equally important to understand
how individuals and cultures deal with money, for
example, or how they react to global developments
that have lasting effects on the way they see the
world and act within it. Future business people
can learn about the global economy and people's
place within it through anthropology.
Teaching - This field isn't just about imparting
facts for students to learn. A good teacher is
attuned to a classroom that has seen many changes
over the last few decades. Today's teachers think
long and hard about how to convey information in
the best possible way, how to use multimedia, how
to engage students who take different approaches
to learning, how to remedy old curricula that
focus largely on DWMs - dead white males. Future
teachers can also benefit from understanding the
main tenets of anthropology in designing lessons,
engaging in instruction, and communicating with
students and their parents. In short,
anthropology is useful for anyone whose future
job will require them to develop the
interpersonal skills to work with the public. And
that includes just about every college graduate
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