Coordinator/Dept. Chair: 
Prof. Shinu Abraham
Campus Address: 
212 Piskor Hall
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Anthropology is the study of humanity. Its subject of study encompasses the range of human experience among the peoples of the world, its aims are to understand what people do or have done, and why. In fact, every aspect of human beings, from their DNA molecules to their beliefs about the supernatural, from the beginnings of primate evolution to the present, raises anthropological questions.

Incoming first-year students can take a variety of courses in anthropology this fall. All of the courses listed on this page have no prerequisites and are appropriate for first-year students, subject to the availability of seats. Most of them also satisfy a range of distribution and/or graduation requirements.

  • ANTH 102: Cultural Anthropology (SS/DIV13)
  • ANTH 103: Introduction to Archaeology (SS)
  • ANTH 201: Introduction to Human Origins (SS)
  • ANTH 205: Language and Human Experience (SS/DIV13)
  • ANTH/AFS 225: Peoples and Cultures of Africa (SS/DIV13)
  • ANTH 241: Talking Politics (SS)
  • ANTH 3001: Aztec Inca Maya (SS)