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Anthropology Courses

Take free online courses in anthropology from top schools around the world on edX!

What is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of the origin and development of human societies throughout history. Anthropologists study many aspects of human life from primitive beginnings to the development of language and establishment of ordered societies. The major branches of anthropology include physical or biological anthropology, social anthropology, archaeological anthropology, linguistic anthropology and applied anthropology.

Online Anthropology Courses and Programs

Get an introduction to anthropology with online courses from major universities and institutions worldwide. Edx offers courses to help you learn about anthropology in an engaging and effective online learning environment complete with video tutorials, quizzes and more.

Additionally, edX offers the option to pursue verified certificates in anthropology courses. The certificate lists edX and the name of the university or institution offering the course and can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile. It is proof for employers and others that you have successfully completed the course. Get started in with one the following courses or programs.

Begin your exploration of the field of anthropology with a unique introductory course from the University of Queensland. The self-paced, free online course, Anthropology of Current World Issues, will teach you the basic skills of the anthropological toolkit. Learn how the study of anthropology can help you better understand various global problems and see them from different perspectives and points of view. The course includes online video interviews of anthropologists as they work and engage with different communities.

Another course to consider is on the anthropology of cities. CitiesX: The Past, Present and Future of Urban Life from Harvard University looks at how cities evolved into centers of power, industry and technology. The course examines cities around the globe from ancient Rome to modern-day Seattle with expert interviews that will help you understand key aspects of urban life.

Check out these and other free online anthropology courses. Many courses are self-paced so you can enroll and start learning today.