The mission of the Anthropology department is to educate students in the social science of Anthropology. Each of the sub-fields are utilized to familiarize the student with human behavior based on past and present contexts and to provide the understanding that those contexts can vary from group to group. These skills should enable students to think critically about events that occur daily, nationally, and globally in their everyday lives and in their futures.
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|ANT-101 Introduction to Anthropology
This course introduces the student to the four sub-fields of anthropology: physical/biological, ethnology/cultural, linguistic and archaeological/material. The human condition will be studied using the various methods and theories that are specific to each sub-discipline.
|ANT-220 Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology, also known as ethnology, social anthropology or sociocultural anthropology, is the largest of the four ‘fields’ or sub-disciplines of anthropology. Cultural anthropologists study the ways in which people live throughout the world and write accounts of cultures, known as ethnographies, to gain insights into the human condition. Cultural anthropology also compares the ways of living, developing concepts and theories that apply to all cultures and making cross-cultural generalizations about human behavior.Prerequisite: ANT 101 or SOC 101.