Information for First Year Students

Dept. Chair:  Wendi Haugh

Phone: 315.229.5246

Campus Address: 203 Piskor Hall

Anthropology is the holistic study of humankind using both scientific and humanistic approaches. In fact, every aspect of human beings, from their DNA to their beliefs about the supernatural, from their material remains to their language use, raises anthropological questions.

Incoming first-year students can take a variety of courses in anthropology this fall. All six courses listed on this page have no prerequisites and are appropriate for first-year students, subject to the availability of seats. Four of them satisfy the Social Science distribution requirement, and two satisfy the Diversity requirement.

  • ANTH 102: Cultural Anthropology (SS/DIV13)
  • ANTH 103: Introduction to Archaeology (SS)
  • ANTH 201: Human Origins (SS)
  • ANTH 205: Language and Human Experience (SS/DIV13)
  • ANTH 215: Science and Pseudoscience
  • ANTH 3020 (200-level): Plagues and Peoples