Here’s a nice brief article on what anthropology is, why study it and what it offers the world in the Huffington Post.
According to the article, anthropology has 4 main areas to the discipline: cultural, biological, linguistic and applied.This is different to how I was taught to think about its sub-disciplines and I’m happy to see that applied anthropology has been added as a category. I feel that it’s a more modern interpretation of anthropology’s offer.
Why study anthropology?
The article highlights the following reasons to study it: understanding the rules that govern what it means to be a member of a society, understanding difference across cultures, effectively negotiating workplaces with their particular norms and human diversity and ethical conduct.