Through the comparative study of different cultures, anthropology explores the most fundamental questions about what it means to be human. This introductory course encourages students to explore cultural similarities and differences to better understand how culture shapes who we are: our societies, our shared meanings, and our everyday lives.
Developing cross-cultural and database research skills while evaluating cultural universals will allow students to contemplate the rich diversity of the human experience.
This is a two-part series of tutorial videos on EHC, our open access database featuring results from over 100 years of cross-cultural research. In this database, we provide a way for researchers to explore the results from over 1,000 cross-cultural studies by searching for topics of interest.
For classroom instructors, the topical summaries in EHC also include links to exercises in Teaching eHRAF which use eHRAF World Cultures. Ten topical summaries have been produced thus far, with new summaries added every year.
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HRAF is pleased to present the research of ourHRAF Global Scholars. This month we are featuring David Osorio Garcia, a professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Caldas in Colombia.
David teaches comparative and mixed research methodology, information analysis, and software management for research. His academic interests include social inequalities, aging, the elderly, politics, and education. The results of this research have influenced public policy in his region.
David is using anthropological data and ethnographic research from eHRAF World Cultures to further facilitate his study.
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