Part 1: Anthropology
; Study all aspects of humans
; Study people who are alive and those that have died
; Study cultures that are different and similar to their own
; Collaborate with specialists from other disciplines, such as geology, history, and biology
; Cultural Anthropology
; Biological (Physical) Anthropology
; Linguistic Anthropology
; Learned and shared knowledge that people use to generate behavior and interpret
; Comes in many different forms: information, symbols, language, ideas, customs,
traditions, institutions, organizations
; A group of people who are connected through a common heritage and/or shared cultural
customs and traditions.
; Societies can be small and large
; Comprised of people
; The practice that archaeologists use to study different cultures through observation and
; Comparison of two or more cultures.
Emic vs Etic Perspective
; When an anthropologist is studying another culture, information can be classified into
two perspectives: emic and etic.
; An emic perspective is that of the person who is a part of that society.
; An etic perspective is that of the person observing the society.
; Viewing another group’s practices and beliefs based on your own cultural beliefs,
; Occurs as a natural result of cultural differences
; Culture shock may occur
; The feeling of uneasiness or being estranged in another culture different from your own.
; Culture shock may result from a feeling of alienation, or from being around practices or
customs that you are uncomfortable with.
; UK Culture Shock: http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/info_sheets/culture_shock.php
; The assumption that people view the world in the same way as you do and that the
meaning of something in one culture is the same in all cultures.
; The ideal that anthropologists shouldn’t let their own judgments interfere with their
understanding of another culture.
; The anthropologist strives to be as objective as possible and even try and view the world
from the perspective of the person they are studying.
Why Learn about Anthropology?
; There is difference between knowing about another culture and understanding and
respecting a different culture for its differences.
; Anthropologists rely on taking notes when they are studying another culture and
reviewing them later to see the meaning in them.
; My recommendation is that you get a notebook and whenever you are watching a British
movie or television show, reading or listening to BBC, and reading articles that I send,
; You can review these notes to look for cultural connections!
Part 2: Geography of the UK
; The UK is located in the Northwest of Europe. th2; Area ranks 79 for all countries at about 243,000 km
Bordering Bodies of Water
; Atlantic Ocean
; Irish Sea
; English Channel
; North Sea
; Mountains (Scottish Highlands)
; Rolling Hills
; Lakes (Loch Ness)
; Rivers (Thames and Severn)
; Temperate Maritime
; Generally mild climate
; Lack of temperature extremes
; Characterized by warm summers and cool winters
; Frequent changes/unpredictable weather
; Great Britain and the continental Europe are connected by the channel tunnel.
; Colloquially referred to as the “chunnel” a term which combines the two words together.
; 50.5 km long and positioned underneath the English Channel. ; Proposals had been made for many years, but the channel tunnel wasn’t started until the
mid-1980s. The tunnel was opened in 1994.