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Study anthropology from a sociocultural perspective

Combine social theory and fieldwork methodology

Gain practical research skills in the field

Majors & Minors

Pursue a degree or take courses in anthropology. We also offer minors in anthropology and medical anthropology.

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Study Abroad

Anthropology is the study of cultural diversity, and many of our students spend a semester or more abroad.

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Take advantage of research opportunities such as the Malawi Immersion Seminar, independent studies, honors theses, and more.

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Winston Scott '19 (seated in foreground) is spending this summer as a McNair Scholar, working with Warner School Professor Doug Guiffrida (left) and doctoral student Serina Tetenov to lay the groundwork for a qualitative study on how children first feel the impact of racism. (University photo / Bob Marcotte)

Summer of Research

One question sparks student’s research around race in America

Why does racism play a part in motivating some students to go on to college, while it seems to deter others? Winston Scott ’19 is spending his summer preparing a study into how children react when they begin to perceive racism.

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Students in the Malawi Immersion Seminar learn to process corn into nsima, a staple dish in the Malawian diet. (University photo / Joseph Lanning)

Summer of Research

Summer in Malawi brings student researchers closer to community

For the past 15 years, the University’s Malawi Immersion Seminar has offered students a research experience in the remote village of Gowa, carrying out individual projects, and living and working among the community members.

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Department of Anthropology clusters fulfill the social sciences division of the curriculum.

Morgan Lectures

The annual Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture Series is one of the oldest and most prestigious lecture series in anthropology in North America.

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The Undergraduate Anthropology Council (UAC) sponsors film series, arranges meetings with lecturers, offers workshops, and publishes the bi-annual newsletter.

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