Cultural Anthropology

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Undergraduate Programs

Cultural Anthropology

The Anthropology minor consists of two required introductory courses — Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and Communication and Culture — and three electives which you can choose from a broad range of interesting subjects.

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