Cultural Anthropology

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Cultural Anthropology

Our interdisciplinary minor consists of three required courses, an introduction, which surveys the four fields of anthropology before focusing specifically on the concept of culture.

Anthropology begins with the powerful idea that human behavior can only be fully understood when it is seen in the context of humanity as a whole – the totality and diversity of human life and experience. This means adopting a holistic and cross-cultural perspective.

Four Fields of Anthropology:

  • Cultural – the study of contemporary human societies
  • Linguistic – the study of the structure and practice of languages and communication throughout the world
  • Archaeology – the study of societies of the past (primarily from the material remains they leave behind)
  • Biological – the study of human evolution and primate behavior

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Department of Sociology

Kalmanovitz Hall 252 (415) 422-6671 (415) 422-5671