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You have a list of essay topics to consider. Pull out the main concepts from each suggested topic. These will become your search terms.
- What is the relationship between language and early human tool use?
- What role does kinship play in human society?
- What is underdevelopment?
- Is race a true genetic reality or a social one?
- What was the impact of Indian Residential Schools on the First Peoples of Canada?
- What are the challenges of an official policy of multiculturalism in Canada?
- Why do good ethics underpin good research in anthropology?
- Why is art an important component of a culture?
- What is the relationship between language and identity?
- Is the culture concept still relevant to the discipline of anthropology?
- What role can archaeology play in modern issues?
- Why did states emerge in some areas and not others?
- How has evolutionary theory been misapplied in anthropology?
- Apply some recent findings to support or refute on medical grounds, Jared Diamond’s often-quoted statement that: “The adoption of agriculture, supposedly our most decisive step toward a better life, was in many ways a catastrophe from which we have never recovered.”
- Discuss approaches to dealing with addictions, particularly for at-risk populations – what role can anthropology play?
- What is traditional knowledge? What role does it play in Western society?
- What is the relationship between the modern school system and the Industrial system?
Consider how you might put together these concepts. For instance, some are compound terms: phrases, such as
- "traditional knowledge"
- "western society"
- "residential schools"
In most cases you will want to combine more than one concept together, and you may want to offer alternate words for a given term (eg. kinship is related to family and agriculture is related to farming). For ways to construct good searches see the Keyword Searching page.