Studying Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humans. The sub-fields within anthropology are Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, and Linguistics. Anthropology as a discipline teaches/promotes:

  • holism - the concept that all aspects of human behavior are interrelated and important in understanding what it means to be human,
  • cross-cultural analyses - to understand the wide range of diversity in human behavior in order to eliminate prejudice and bias,
  • human diversity  - uses a variety of methods to observe and measure the range of human behavior and culture,
  • problem solving - using Applied Anthropology to assess and solve social problems.

Anthropological perspectives provide students with unique abilities to contribute to standard job skills such as: diversity sensitivity, management, interviewing techniques, research/program design, statistical/survey techniques, teaching/training, communication.


ANT 430: Anthropology of Food

ANT 430: Anthropology of Food

Fall 2023: T/TH 4:00-5:15

Jun 9, 2023

ANT 420: Applied Anthropology

ANT 420: Applied Anthropology

Fall 2023: MWF 10:00-10:50

May 22, 2023

Anthropology Club celebrates Anthropology Day

Anthropology Club celebrates Anthropology Day

On February 16th, the Anthropology Club visited North Park Montessori School to teach 75 4th-6th grade students about Anthropology.

Feb 16, 2023

King Tutu Day

King Tutu Day

Join us for the centennial anniversary of King Tut's discovery

Oct 19, 2022

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