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


  • Gened 1044: Deep History
  • Gened 1105: Can We Know Our Past?
  • Gened 1099: Pyramid Schemes: What Can Ancient Egyptian Civilizations Teach Us?
  • Freshman Seminar 30g: Digging Egypt’s Past. Harvard and Egyptian Archaeology
  • Freshman Seminar 44j: Clash of the Titans, Seats of the Empire: The Aztecs, Toltecs and Race of the Giants in Ancient Mexico
  • Anthro 1038: Game of Stones: The Archaeology of Europe from Handaxes to Stonehenge
  • Anthro 1130: Archaeology of Harvard Yard
  • Anthro 1190: American Invasions: Archaeological Tales of Encounter, Exploration, and Colonization, 1492-1830
  • Anthro 1250: The Pyramids of Giza: Technology, Archaeology, History

Social Anthropology



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