Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

1.1 Compare and contrast the four major subfields of anthropology.

1.2 Describe how the field of anthropology is holistic, interdisciplinary, and global.

1.3 Explain how the scientific method is used in anthropological explanations.

1.4 Discuss how the field of anthropology bridges both the sciences and the humanities.

1.5 Describe why students should study anthropology.