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Academic Requirements

Anthropology is the only discipline that can access evidence about the entire human experience on this planet.  - Michael Brian Schiffer


Anthropology graduates have the knowledge to understand the complexities of human behavior in the past and present and the practical skills to conduct rigorous research into the environmental and social forces that influence human cultural development across the globe. 

Through courses in the subfields of sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and biological anthropology, students are exposed to multiple perspectives for solving theoretical and practical issues.


Distribution Credit in Anthropology

The Social Science requirement can be fulfilled with the following two-course sequence:

ANT 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and

ANT 107 Introduction to Environmental Archaeology

Students fulfilling the Social Science requirement with only one Anthropology course can take either of the above courses.