Anthropology

CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

  • History of the discipline; early cultural development; national traditions; modern developments
  • Variation  of social practices and patterns; transmission of culture; cultural influence on health, education, patterns of work; impact of culture on environment and ecology
  • Origin of agriculture and resulting cultural development and change

ETHHNOLOGY

  • Origins of ethnic groups; scientific ethnic studies and data collection; evaluation of studies; guiding ethics.

LINGUISTICS

  • Development of oral and written language; influence of language on society;  language’s role in social class differentiation; linguistic changes that indicate social change.
  • Extinct  languages; translation of ancient languages; origin of language  families; globalization of languages.

MEDIA AND ARTS

  • Media forms and social practices; media production; television; the culture of politics.
  • Anthropology of art; ethnomusicology; ethnoart; visual anthropology.

ECONOMIC ANTHROPOLOGY

  • Political economics; cultural impact of industrial development.

GENDER STUDIES

  • Kinship, feminism, gender and sexuality; cultural determinism of gender roles and power, and influence in society.

NATURE, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Cyborg anthropology; digital anthropology; ecological and environmental anthropology; impact of technological development on cultures.

MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

  • Relationship between physician and patient; modern vs. traditional medical and health systems; alternative medical systems; culturally diverse medical environments.

PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

  • Prehominid studies; species of hominids; evolutionary development of early homo species to homo sapiens sapiens; paleoanthropology; primatology; bio-archaeology; genetics; evidence of migration of human populations.

COGNITIVE ANTHROPOLOGY

  • Shared knowledge; cultural innovation; cognitive science experimental methods and cognitive theory.

TRANSPERSONAL ANTHROPOLOGY

  • Trance and other altered consciousness states; psychology and transpersonal culture; influence on humanity of ritual, myths, diet, texts.