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 **The goal of this class is to learn how to think like an anthropologist.** We do not want you to simply to accept what we say. Rather, your job in this class is to learn how to use anthropologists'​ ideas to answer questions for yourself, and to make an argument for your answers by using the research of anthropologists. To help you develop this ability, we have created many different ways for you to participate,​ to discuss your own ideas, and to reflect on your perspective and reasoning. ​ **The goal of this class is to learn how to think like an anthropologist.** We do not want you to simply to accept what we say. Rather, your job in this class is to learn how to use anthropologists'​ ideas to answer questions for yourself, and to make an argument for your answers by using the research of anthropologists. To help you develop this ability, we have created many different ways for you to participate,​ to discuss your own ideas, and to reflect on your perspective and reasoning. ​
  
-In lecturewe will present ideas that will shock and surprise you. We want you to reactWe also want you to talk about what you think, ​and to listen to other people'​s points of viewIn tutorialsthe tutors will lead you and your fellow students in discussion ​of the week's ethnographic case study and help you to explore all the different ways these descriptions and analyses of people'​s lives can be interpretedStudents will be doing most of the talking ​in class+In ANTH 1001Ryan and Jadran ​want to argue that people are incomplete without the input from their social environmentOne's social environment determines how one sees oneself ​and other people, what one thinks is right and wrong, and what one believes is the purpose of one'​s ​life. This argument leads us to two important ​points. First, there is no one single way to be human because humans are products ​of their particular culturesSecondno person is an island; every person is part of community ​of other people, and this community is held together and made into a system through ​the worldview that people in this community share, ​and which they transmit ​to the next generationHuman beings are defined by their diversity, but that diversity shows us that there are universals, specifically the capacity to acquire cultural patterns ​of thought and action, and the capacity to participate ​in a culture as a system
  
 While one goal of the class is to introduce you to the study of human diversity and the dynamics of human societies, another important purpose of this class is learning to think for yourselves in a disciplined way. We want you to discover new knowledge and new ideas for yourself. There are no right answers in anthropology,​ or in this class. This class is designed to help you to figure out your own perspective on the big, unresolved questions about how human societies work and how different people'​s cultures can be. While one goal of the class is to introduce you to the study of human diversity and the dynamics of human societies, another important purpose of this class is learning to think for yourselves in a disciplined way. We want you to discover new knowledge and new ideas for yourself. There are no right answers in anthropology,​ or in this class. This class is designed to help you to figure out your own perspective on the big, unresolved questions about how human societies work and how different people'​s cultures can be.
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