Brief Description of Concentration

Anthropology ArtworkAnthropology is the study of human diversity in the distant past and the present and teaches us to recognize the remarkable array of circumstances in which human beings live their lives and make meaning from them.

Learning Objectives

The study of anthropology prepares students to address global concerns through a contextualized study of society, culture and civilization, and can lead to careers in global health and medicine, law, government, museums, education, the arts, cultural and environmental management, business and entrepreneurship, among other fields, not to mention academia.

Gateway Courses


  • Anthro 1040: Origins of the Food We Eat
  • Anthro 1190: The Invasion of America: The Anthropology of American Encounters, 1492-1830
  • Anthro 1150: Ancient Landscapes
  • GENED 1044: Deep History
  • GENED 1105: Can We Know Our Past?
  • GENED 1148: Moctezuma's Mexico: Then and Now: The Past as Present in North America
  • GENED 1099: Pyramid Schemes: What Can Ancient Egyptian Civilizations Teach Us?
  • Freshman Seminar 44J: Clash of the Titans, Seats of the Empire: The Aztecs, Toltecs and Race of the Giants in Ancient Mexico

Social Anthropology

  • Anthro 1400: Quests for Wisdom: Religious, Moral and Aesthetic Experiences in the Art of Living
  • Anthro 1450: Water, Infrastructure, Meaning
  • Anthro 1610: Ethnographic Research Methods
  • Anthro 1640: Language and Culture
  • Anthro 1653: Language and Politics
  • Anthro 1883: Introduction to STS
  • Anthro 1906: Care in Critical Times
  • GENED 1093: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Cares? Reimagining Global Health



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