The Story of Humanity & Our Connected World
What does it mean to be human? Where did we come from? How do we try to understand cultures unlike our own? Anthropology and the Study of Humanity is your chance to tackle these big questions as you survey one of the world’s most engaging—and human—sciences. Taught by acclaimed professor and field researcher Scott M. Lacy of Fairfield University, these 24 wide-ranging lectures are the ideal guide to the world of anthropology, the study of humanity across time and space.
Professor Lacy gives you an elegant blend of theory and application to help you understand this extraordinary interdisciplinary field as a whole. To anchor this course, Professor Lacy gives you a historical overview of Homo sapiens, starting at the very root of our family tree, when proto-humans split away from other primates in the animal kingdom. As he guides you through time and around the world, he also introduces the field’s four major academic sub-disciplines: biological, archaeological, linguistic, and cultural anthropology.
With a passionate and knowledgeable professor as your guide, you will gain a broad understanding of field anthropology, as well as a deeper appreciation for humanity as a whole.