Anthropology is a discipline concerned with people in their entirety: our evolution and physical variation, the remnants of our prehistoric past, the cultural and linguistic diversity of human societies past and present.
Anthropology has four subfields: archaeology, anthropological linguistics, cultural anthropology, and biological anthropology. An anthropological education begins with learning the fundamentals. This means taking courses representative of all four subfields.
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The Anthropology graduate curriculum is flexible and individualized, allowing students to customize their program in one of the four subfields, preparing them to either enter the workforce or pursue their Ph.D.
Why study Anthropology?
Anthropology is the study of people. It is also the collective name for a group of humanistic and biological sciences. The four major fields in anthropology: archaeology, anthropological linguistics, cultural anthropology, and physical anthropology. An anthropologist asks the questions and studies: “What does it means to be human?” “Why does a group behave in a particular way?” “What events in history have shaped the behavior of a group of people?” “What environmental factors have influenced why people act the way they do?”
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