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Jul 3rd 2017

Gain an introductory understanding of evolution, including how we evolved from primates and became human. Impressively, humans are the only creatures produced by evolution that are capable of understanding evolution. In Becoming Human: Anthropology, you can explore how evolution works and how variation arises. Find out why, of all the orders of life, primates produced us. How did apes start to look like us, walk on two feet and grow big brains that over the past 200,000 years have figured out where we came from? This subject will give you some thought-provoking answers.

Average: 7.2 (18 votes)
Jun 12th 2017

Discover the varying uses of social media around the world and its consequences for politics, relationships and everyday life. This free online course is based on the work of nine anthropologists who each spent 15 months in fieldsites in Brazil, Chile, industrial and rural China, England, India, Italy, Trinidad and Turkey.

Average: 7 (4 votes)
Jun 5th 2017

Delve into the seedy underbelly of the art world, looking at smuggling, theft, fakes, and fraud, with this free online course. From fakes and fraud, to thefts and trafficking, art crime has turned archaeological sites in Iraq and Syria into “lunar landscapes”, decapitated Buddha sculptures in Cambodia and left empty frames on museum walls.

Average: 5.2 (5 votes)
Jan 4th 2017

Learn to use anthropological ideas to see the world from a range of perspectives and points of view. This course will allow you to better understand the world around you through utilising the anthropological lens. You will learn about the way in which anthropology as a discipline can shed new perspectives on current world issues, from indigeneity to migration and material culture.

Average: 5.9 (11 votes)
Self-Paced

Does the mind arise from the brain? Is the self a fantasy? American anthroplogist and linguist Daniel Everett interrogates our assumptions and questions if the self is made from more than just matter.

Average: 9.5 (2 votes)
Oct 13th 2016

Expérimentez un autre regard sur les sociétés humaines avec des chercheurs en anthropologie prospective. Comment les humains s’organisent-ils en sociétés ? Qu’appelle-t-on « familles » et comment se constituent-elles ? Quel regard et quels types d’analyse l’anthropologie propose-t-elle sur les systèmes de parenté, symboliques, politiques, religieux ?

Average: 8 (1 vote)
Mar 28th 2016

Al tomar el curso aprenderás prácticas musicales de la región pacífica colombiana asociadas a su espiritualidad, territorio y política. Teniendo como eje central elementos metodológicos y conceptuales de la antropología simbólica. El curso aborda un tema que se mantiene vigente en la antropología de la música y la sociología de la cultura: la amplia gama de relaciones que se dan entre los hechos musicales y los grupos humanos que toman parte en ellas.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
Jun 24th 2015

The United States criminal justice system is typically an accurate and efficient system—although, as a human creation, it is not perfect. This course will employ a social scientific perspective to understand why innocent people are sometimes convicted of crimes they did not commit. In this course we will discuss wrongful convictions, their causes, and their solutions.

Average: 8.3 (3 votes)
Self Paced

This course is designed to help you get started as a behavioral science student, become familiar with the academic programs within the field, and prepare you for your first meeting with your academic advisor or academic counselor once you make your decision about which program to pursue.

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