Departments & Programs
Anthropology is the interpretive, scientific, and comparative study of humankind. The Department of Anthropology (ANTH) offers courses in the history of the discipline, museum studies, general anthropology, and the four subfields: anthropological linguistics, archaeology, bioanthropology, and social/cultural anthropology.
Anthropological linguistics concentrates on human communication through language: the structure of languages, the history of their development and interrelationship, and the social contexts for language use. Archaeology explores the material remains of cultures in the recent and distant past, seeking to understand how people once lived. Bioanthropology emphasizes primate origins, evolution, and present-day biological/genetic variation and adaptation of human populations. Social/cultural anthropology studies contemporary and historical cultures and societies of every scale worldwide, organized by both geographical areas and interpretive themes.
Majors, Minors, and Programs
- Major in Anthropology
- Minor in Anthropology
- Minor in the Anthropology of Food
- Minor in Archaeology
- Certificate in Global Human Diversity
- Departmental Honors Program
- Field and Overseas Study