Introduction to Anthropology

Anthropology is “the study of what makes us human.” Anthropologists study human beings and human societies as they exist across time and space. They consider human culture by analyzing the objects people have made.

Anthropology is especially attuned to social, cultural, and biological diversity and power, identity, and inequality issues. Education in Anthropology provides excellent preparation for living and working in a multicultural and globally interconnected world.

Anthropologists endeavor to explore the answer to such questions:

How humans evolved and came to adapt to diverse environments.

  • What led to the rise of urban life?
  • What causes disease and death.
  • How people imbue their lives with meaning.
  • How language reflects and shapes social life.