Anthropology

Course Overview

You will examine how humans evolved biologically and culturally, and you will think critically and comparatively about what it means to be a member of the human species.

  • Study the cultural diversity evolutionary heritage of humanity with faculty specialists in Latin American, European, Mexican-American, and Native American peoples.
  • Explore the wide range of anthropological inquiry by exploring topics such as the human evolutionary record, the ancient Americas, gender and culture, medical anthropology, culture and the natural environment, the anthropology of religion, and ethnic folklore.
  • Take courses in all four subfields of the discipline: sociocultural, archaeological, linguistic, and physical anthropology.

 

Course Examples by Year

Fr

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Archaeology
Introduction to Physical Anthropology

So

Sex, Gender, and Culture
Mexican-American Folklore
Anthropology and Religion

Jr

Archaeology of Mexico and Peru
Medical Anthropology
Native American Religions and Ecology

Sr

Mass Media and Culture
Migration: Crossing Cultures
Human Osteology

Where Graduates Go

More than half of undergraduate Anthropology majors seek graduate training and academic careers, but great career potential exists in other areas because of the curriculum’s focus on diversity and cross-cultural understanding. Anthropology graduates work in universities, museums, government, and industry in positions including cultural resource managers, multicultural educators, forensic anthropologists, policy analysts, archivists, and travel consultants.