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Anthropology

Department Chair: Victoria Sanford (Davis Hall, Room 421-A)

Department Faculty and Staff: Professors: Eric Delson, Victoria Sanford, Vincent H. Stefan; Associate Professors: Louis Flam, Christa Salamandra; Assistant Professors: William E.H. Harcourt-Smith, Cameron L. McNeil, Ryan Raaum, Stephanie Rupp; Senior College Laboratory Technician: Salah Noueihed

The discipline of Anthropology utilizes a four-field approach to the study of humans. Physical anthropology studies humans and their primate relatives in terms of evolution, biology, and behavior. Archaeology studies cultural evolution, elucidating past human societies from their beginnings to the development of complex societies. Anthropological linguistics studies languages cross-culturally, including topics such as language structure and sociocultural dimensions of language use. Cultural anthropology focuses on human behavior in diverse societies around the world. Subsumed under cultural anthropology are such fields as economic anthropology, political anthropology, medical anthropology, and anthropology and education. The Department offers a major in anthropology; an interdisciplinary major in anthropology (physical), biology, and chemistry; and a 12-credit minor.

Last modified: 11/5/2014