Here are the answers to general FAQ. Keep scrolling to check out the questions and answers below. Or, you can click on an option in the Table of Contents box on the left directly below this text. You can learn about Anthropology in general, and also learn a little about Anthropology 4U. If you want to view FAQ for the Anthropology 4U Academy, go to the FAQ:Academy page. If you need to make this page more accessible, please click on the red box with a wheelchair symbol on the top left of this page.
Anthropology is the study of people, in all times and in all places. Anthropology consists of 4 fields: Cultural Anthropology (the study of human culture), Biological / Physical Anthropology (the study of the human body), Archaeology (the study of what humans left behind), and Linguistic Anthropology (the study of human language). For more information on each of the 4 fields of Anthropology, please see the appropriate question on this page.
Anthropology 4U is a small business created by Keirsten E. Snover, and it is focused on educational outreach. It brings Anthropology to the general public, and makes the discipline accessible for all. Anthropology 4U offers a unique educational experience for life-long learners, by providing online courses in all 4 fields of Anthropology. To learn more, please visit the About section of this website.
Cultural Anthropology is the study of human cultures around the world, and how different aspects of life are similar or different in other cultures. Cultural Anthropology looks at family life, religion, art, economics, politics, and many more topics. Subfields of Cultural Anthropology include Business Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Legal Anthropology, Environmental Anthropology, and lots more. For almost any topic you can think of, there are Anthropologists studying it!
Keirsten is the founder of Anthropology 4U, and she teaches all of the Anthropology 4U online courses. Keirsten is an Anthropologist who specializes in Medical Anthropology. She has 2 Master’s degrees in Anthropology, in addition to a B.A. in Anthropology. She has worked as a professional Medical Anthropologist for the Cleveland Clinic, the #2 hospital in the world. To learn more about Keirsten, please see the About page and the Portfolio section of this website.
Biological Anthropology is also known as Physical Anthropology and is the study of the human body. It includes primatology (the study of primates, such as chimpanzees), the study of human variation (such as genetics and adaptation), osteology (the study of human bones), paleoanthropology (the study of human evolution), and more. Physical Anthropology also includes Forensic Anthropology, which involves studying human remains.
As of the beginning of 2023, Keirsten is creating new interactive courses, which will be offered through the Moodle platform in summer 2023. When the new courses are ready, you can access them through the Academy section of this website. More new interactive courses will be added over time. If you don’t want to wait for the new courses, you can take the old courses on the Udemy and Alison websites. Just visit Keirsten’s instructor profile on Udemy to choose your class, or take the free Genetics & Evolution course on the Alison website.
Linguistic Anthropology is the study of human language, and the relationships between language and other aspects of human behavior. It includes things like the study of the origin and evolution of human languages and the study of language distribution and variation. Linguistic Anthropology also includes topics such as language and gender, language and power, language revitalization, language in medical settings, and more.
If you need help with the new interactive courses, there are many options to contact Keirsten through the course system on Moodle. You can also check out the FAQ: Academy page. If you have other questions, please contact Keirsten at Anthropology 4U. You can send a message through WhatsApp–just scan the QR code on the Contact page. You can also send a SMS text or call 509-818-0769 (United States), send an email to info@Anthropology4U.com, or send a message through the Contact form.
Archaeology is the study of the material things that humans left behind, through excavation and analysis. It includes Prehistoric Archaeology (the study of people before the development of writing) and Historic Archaeology (the study of people after the development of writing). It even includes Underwater Archaeology, the study of material remains under the oceans, such as shipwrecks!