Department of Anthropology
What is Anthropology?
Anthropology is the study of people in all their complexity, globally and throughout time. It explores our origins, biological characteristics, languages, ancient past, and the beliefs and customs of contemporary cultures. This holistic approach to examining the human condition is why anthropology is known as a four-field discipline.
- Archaeology - The study of ancient and recent human past through material remains.
- Biological Anthropology - The study of human evolutionary biology and human variation.
- Cultural Anthropology - The study of variations in cultural behaviors among human populations.
- Linguistics - The study of language and its relationship with all culture.
An undergraduate major in anthropology can serve as the nucleus for a general liberal arts education, or as the prerequisite for a graduate education that will qualify a person for positions in:
- College and University Teaching
- Administrative Positions in Government, Organizations and Museums