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Learn What it Means to be Human

Kelechi Emeonye, staff writer

Anthropology is a three-credit class (SOC 210) that will only be offered from 7-9:45 p.m. on Tuesday nights next semester starting Jan. 8. Anthropology is based on “the study of humanity and takes many forms, some study of which overlap with sociology, psychology, biology, medicine and history,” said Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sociology Brian Robbins, the teacher of the class. The course counts as a Social Science elective for many majors.

This class is split into two parts. The first half will be dedicated to different paths of evolution, and the second half will explore aspects of human culture.

“Students who enjoy learning about other cultures, sciences, history, and all things human would enjoy this class,” Robbins said. This class is also an introduction to physical/biological and cultural anthropology. When learning about these topics, students will primarily be learning about past events. In the class, there will be use of modern examples such as “the connection between sweat glands and milk,” which will make for easier explanations of the topic being studied.

Not only will students be learning about Anthropology, but they will also be going in depth on “basic genetics, disease, forensic anthropology, and how race doesn’t exist in humans as a biological concept,” which will broaden students’ understanding of the subject as a whole, according to Robbins.

“It’s a fun class that examines the human condition from multiple perspectives. I like to describe anthropology this way: It doesn’t matter where you come from, what language you speak, or what you believe, anthropology is the story of humanity, which means it’s your story,” said Robbins.

 

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