Introducing Anthropology 4U’s NEW FREE Mini-Course! Well, my new website is live, so I’m going back to my regular blog posting schedule. I have also created a new free mini-course, called “What is Anthropology?” This mini-course introduces you to the 4 fields of Anthropology. You’ll learn a little about each field, and you’ll also learn about some real-world applications of each field. Keep reading to learn more!
What is the Format of This Mini-Course?
This is a self-paced course, so you can sign up anytime and work on it at your own pace. The course is made up of 28 video lessons, totaling about 2 hours of video. There are 2 kinds of video lessons:
1: Talking head videos. In these videos, you’ll see my face on the screen, and I’ll be talking to you.
#2: Narrated slideshows. Most of the videos are narrated slideshows. In these videos, you’ll see PowerPoint slides (well, since I have a Mac, they’re technically Keynote slides!) and I’ll be talking in the background.
At the end of each of the main units, there is a short activity to do. These are short assignments to help you explore the lectures even more. Each one should only take about 15 to 30 minutes to do. For each activity, you just download a PDF worksheet. Then, you follow the directions and type your answers directly into the PDF. It will be easiest to do these worksheets on a computer. If you don’t have a computer, or you don’t want to use a computer, you can just write your answers down in a notebook.
Also, you don’t need to turn the activity worksheets in—they are for your personal reflection and to help you engage with the course materials. So how do you know if you got the right answers? Well, I’ll go over each activity in the next lecture. I’ll also give you a completed worksheet to download that has the correct answers on it.
And, at the end of each unit, there is a short quiz with 5 multiple-choice questions. You need to earn 80% or higher to pass the course. But, during the quiz, you can use any notes you took during the lectures!
What to Expect From Each Unit
Unit 1: Introduction
What can you expect from this mini-course? Are there differences between the mini-course and my full-length courses? What’s the format of this mini-course? And what exactly is Anthropology, anyway? In this unit, you’ll get answers to these questions and more!
Unit 2: Cultural Anthropology
What exactly does the field of Cultural Anthropology study? Are there specializations within this field? What types of questions do Cultural Anthropologists ask? And, how do these Cultural Anthropologists get their information on other cultures? And, can any of this be applied to the real world? Find out in this unit!
Unit 3: Physical Anthropology
What is Physical Anthropology? Does it have another name? What sort of topics do Physical Anthropologists study? What kinds of questions do Physical Anthropologists ask? And, how do they answer these questions? How is Physical Anthropology useful in the real world? Also, can you really tell if a skeleton is male or female? Find out the answers to these questions in this unit!
Unit 4: Linguistic Anthropology
What exactly is Linguistic Anthropology and what topics does it study? What kinds of questions do Linguistic Anthropologists ask, and how do they answer these questions? And, is there any way to use Linguistic Anthropology in real-world situations? Also, do sounds have meanings just like words do? Find out in this unit!
Unit 5: Archaeology
What is Archaeology, and what does it study? What do Archaeologists find when they dig? What can you figure out from an archaeological site, and how do you know how old the site is? And, is Archaeology useful at all in the real world? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this unit!
Unit 6: Conclusion
You’ve reached the end of the mini-course! But what if you want to practice what you’ve learned? And, what if you want to learn even more about Anthropology? Check out the TWO bonuses!
The first Bonus is a PDF containing links to Anthropology resources that are related to the course. So for this mini-course, the links include a few websites, some online articles to read, a couple of free textbooks, and some TED talks.
The second Bonus is a list of links to some digital flashcards that I made just for this course. You can test your knowledge of the course material with these digital flashcards! You can also play a matching game with the information on the flashcards, too! So be sure to check these bonuses out at the end of the course!
And, I’m offering a full-color personalized certificate! The software I’m using to host my online courses automatically gives you a simple black and white certificate of completion. But that’s not good enough for me! So, I’m offering you a full-color personalized certificate when you complete the course! Just send me an email through the Contact page when you finish the course. And be sure to let me know the exact name you want on the certificate, and I’ll email one to you!
Learn More About this FREE Anthropology Mini-Course
To learn more about the mini-course and sign up, just click here. This link will take you to the Voomly website, which is where I’ll be hosting all of my online courses. Make sure to enter the coupon code listed on the page to get the course for free! (You can also visit the Academy page of my website and click the link for the free mini-course.)
Thanks for reading!