This course offers an introduction to the basic concepts, ideas, issues, and contemporary debates in anthropology. Anthropology, the study of "anthropos" or humans, lies at the intersection of philosophy, the social sciences, biology, and linguistics. Since the discipline‚Äôs inception, anthropologists have dedicated themselves to exploring human societies in all their diversity. They examine the distinct cultures, politics, economies, and environments through which people have crafted varied ways of living, working, speaking, and understanding.