The Anthropology Track is an ideal course of study for students interested in gaining a complex, analytical understanding of:
- The great diversity and equality of human cultures;
- Culture’s ability to shape people’s beliefs and promote social change;
- Anthropological approaches to solving social problems.
The discipline of anthropology is dedicated to promoting respect for all cultural groups and social justice within and across societies.
What will I do in the major?
Anthropology is a track within the Social Science Major. Courses in Anthropology cover three main areas of study:
- The origins and development of human cultures and societies;
- Social dimensions of difference and inequality;
- The social impact of cultural diffusion and migratory flows.
Students in the Anthropology track learn fundamental skills in anthropological research, gain experience in applying their skills in an internship, and conduct their own research projects.
What can I do with the degree?
The anthropology track offers graduates valuable training that can be applied to professional work in a number of fields, such as:
- Development and Aid Organizations
- Universities and Research Institutions
- State and Federal Governments
- Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organizations
More information on careers in anthropology can be found on the American Anthropological Association website.
The learning outcomes for this major provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter the 21st-century workplace to:
- know and understand the essential concepts of social science;
- comprehend the historical foundations, theoretical paradigms, and research methods of social science;
- develop higher order thinking skills by analyzing and interpreting social science literature;
- write analytically in a style that is informed, well-reasoned, and literate;
- recognize and understand differences of gender and sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, religion, and social class;
- understand and utilize a global perspective
- develop civic skills by participating in community-based learning and internships
- become advocates and leaders in their communities, our nation, and the globe.