In Intro to Anthropology 2021 for our first class we read chapter 1, “What is anthropology?” (3-22) in the 5th edition of Anthropology: What Does it Mean to Be Human? by Robert Lavenda and Emily Schultz. The big answer to this question is that anthropology “is a scholarly discipline that aims to describe in the broadest possible sense what it means to be human” (5). But things might get confusing from there!
After that, it is on to module 1, Anthropology, Science, and Storytelling.