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Learn Cultural Anthropology: Free Online Courses

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Are you bored with staying at home due to COVID? Are you interested in learning more about Cultural Anthropology? Check out this blog post for information on some FREE online courses related to Cultural Anthropology. And if you missed them check out my previous posts on free online courses in ArchaeologyPhysical Anthropology, and Linguistic Anthropology.

Please note: All of the websites that host these online courses will ask you to pay for extra features, but the courses themselves are free.

#1: Chinese Culture: Interaction

In this course, you will learn about Chinese culture. This includes topics like rituals, ghosts, and even Chinese food!

#2: Chinese Culture: Tradition

In this course, you will learn about Chinese culture, including Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, ancient Chinese warfare, and painting.

#3: Chinese Culture: Transformation

In this course, you will learn about Chinese culture, including classical novels, opera. and gender politics.

#4: Religion and Hip Hop Culture

In this course, you’ll learn about the connection between religion and hip-hop culture. This course is archived, so it cannot be taken live, but you can still explore the course on your own.

#5: New Zealand Landscape as Culture: Wai (Water)

In this course, you’ll learn about New Zealand’s water systems and the cultural identities that are attached to them. This course is archived, so it cannot be taken live, but you can still explore the course on your own.

#6: New Zealand Landscape as Culture: Maunga (Mountains)

In this course, you’ll learn about New Zealand’s mountains and the cultural identities that are attached to them. This course is archived, so it cannot be taken live, but you can still explore the course on your own.

#7: New Zealand Landscape as Culture: Motu (Islands)

In this course, you’ll learn about New Zealand’s islands and the cultural identities that are attached to them. This course is archived, so it cannot be taken live, but you can still explore the course on your own.

#8: World Music: Balinese Rhythms

In this course, you will learn about Balinese music, and the role of music in Balinese culture.

#9: Anthropology of Current World Issues

In this course, you will learn about current world issues through the lens of Anthropology.

#10: Chinese Culture and Contemporary China

In this course, you will learn about Chinese culture, including social structures, belief systems, literature, arts, and customs.

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#11: Cultural intelligence: Become a global citizen

In this course, you will learn about cultural intelligence and how to be a good global citizen.

#12: Indigenous Canada

In this course, you will learn about indigenous people in Canada, and issues affecting them today.

#13: Refugees in the 21st Century

In this course, you will learn about refugees, including who they are, where they come from, and where they go.

#14: Sports and Society

In this course, you will learn about the role of sports in society.

#15: Aboriginal Worldviews and Education

In this course, you’ll learn about indigenous worldviews and ways of knowing.

#16: Cultural Competence – Aboriginal Sydney

In this course, you’ll learn about Aboriginal people in Sydney.

#17: International and Cross-Cultural Negotiation

In this course, you’ll learn about culture and cross-cultural negotiation.

#18: Gender, Family, and Social Change in Contemporary South Korea

In this course, you’ll learn about the transformation of Korean society, looking specifically at gender and family.

#19: America Through Foreign Eyes

In this course, you’ll learn about how people in other places perceive American culture.

#20: An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures

In this course, you’ll learn about Japanese subcultures, including comics, cosplay, and J-pop.

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#21: American Deaf Culture

In this course, you’ll learn about American Deaf culture, and the concept of deafness as a culture rather than a disability.

#22: Anthropology: Understanding Societies and Cultures

In this course, you will learn about cultural anthropology, which is the study of cultures around the world.

#23: Sino-Japanese Interactions Through Rare Books

In this course, you will learn about the relationship between the cultures of Japan and China through the role of books.

#24: Introduction to Intercultural Studies: Defining the Concept of Culture

In this course, you’ll learn about the concept of culture, and interaction between cultures.

#25: An Anthropology of Smartphones: Communication, Ageing and Health

In this course, you’ll learn about smartphones and how they have affected our lives, through the perspective of anthropology.

#26: Intercultural Communication

In this course, you’ll learn about communication across cultures, including cultural assumptions and potential misunderstandings.

#27: Cultures and Identities in Europe

In this course, you will learn about European culture and identity.

#28: Communicating across Cultures

In this course, you’ll learn about how to behave in multicultural situations, and how to communicate across cultures.

#29: Introduction to Intercultural Studies: The Branding of Culture

In this course, you’ll learn about the use of cultural stereotypes in branding and marketing, how countries attempt to market themselves, and more.

#30: Introduction to Intercultural Studies: Crossing Borders

In this course, you’ll learn about geographical and cultural borders, and the people who cross these borders.

Learn More

I hope you enjoyed this list of free online courses related to Cultural Anthropology! Did you find a course or two (or more!) that you are interested in taking? If you want to learn more about Cultural Anthropology, check out Palomar College’s Cultural Anthropology tutorials at this link.

Thanks for reading!