WHAT IS ANTHROPOLOGY?
This major is part of the Cultures & Humanities Exploration Group and Social & Behavioral Sciences Exploration Group
Anthropology studies human beings of all times and places. It examines human biological, cultural and social similarities and differences, and tries to explain them. Because of its broad perspective — which stresses writing, critical thinking, and social analysis — anthropology provides an excellent preparation for a variety of professional and business careers. Anthropology can also be an integral part of the training for life that is the goal of the University’s liberal arts program.
Demand for anthropologists is currently on the rise in a wide range of careers. Anthropology teaches critical thinking and provides holistic knowledge which are of growing importance in today’s increasingly global work place. Anthropology majors gain valuable comparative insights into our own and other cultures and societies that may profitably be applied to a wide variety of careers as diverse as the medical fields to education and business. In particular, an anthropology major provides valuable, broad-based preparation for those considering careers in social work, community development, or international relations. Cultural anthropologists are often hired by NGOs, government agencies, consulting firms and planning teams while archaeologists find employment with local, state and federal agencies, museums and cultural resource management companies. They and other types of anthropologists have become essential members of planning teams; some have become professional consultants.
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HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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ANTH 1000 - Other People's Worlds (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 2 and CA 4-INT)
ANTH 1006 - Introduction to Anthropology (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 2 and CA 4-INT)
ANTH 1500 - Great Discoveries in Archaeology (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 2 and CA 4-INT)
ANTH 2000 - Social Anthropology (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 2 and CA 4)
ANTH 2501 - Introduction to Archaeology (Major Requirement)
ANTH 2502 - Human Evolution (Major Requirement)
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
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