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Anthropology

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DISCOVER WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN

Anthropologists study us. We learn how and why people and their cultures are both similar and different over time and around the world. Anthropologists study people and primates face-to-face and we study past peoples by exploring fossils and digging archaeological sites. We examine the origins of humans as cultural beings; the processes that create particular cultures; and how cultures change as people, things, and ideas move and encounter others. In our globalized world, we ask how the local influences and shapes the regional, national and global, and in turn, how the global affects the local. Every career today requires understanding of other cultures, and how they influence our complicated, rapidly changing, interconnected human experience. There’s no limit to where you can go with that kind of understanding of our world and its peoples.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Globalization
  • Technology
  • Human Nature
  • Culture
  • Gender and Race
  • Heritage and Tourism
  • Evolution and Human Health

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Educator
  • International Business
  • Social Worker
  • Public Advocate
  • Health Care Professional
  • Cultural Heritage Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Forensic Anthropologist
  • Cultural Journalist

What’s special about this program?

At Delaware, Anthropology is an undergraduate department that offers you the opportunity to explore a variety of subspecialties in social and cultural anthropology, archaeology and biological anthropology. Our faculty are fully committed to mentoring you as you pursue your interests through classwork, independent research, and community scholarship and service. Department funding awards support, training and research opportunities around the world in the regular academic year and during the summer, especially the one preceding your senior year. This focus of faculty and resources on undergraduates is virtually unique among top universities.

Get involved

Anthropology Club

Archaeology and Biological Anthropology Field and Laboratory Opportunities

Sample curriculum

ANTH101

 

Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
ANTH202

Genes, Bones, and Human Evolution

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

FLLL105

 

Language course

FLLL106

 

Language course

UNIV101

 

First Year Experience

 

 

 

MATH (according to placement)
 

University Breadth Course

 

ANTH204 Introduction to Social Science Research in Anthropology
 
ANTH200-level Group Elective
 
ANTH200-level Group Elective
 
  Foreign Language Requirement
 
  University Breadth Requirement
 
  University Breadth Requirement (Laboratory)
ANTH302

Medical Anthropology

 

ANTH316

Islam and Gender

 

ANTH342

Issues in American Culture

 

ANTH375

Modern Latin America

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses
ANTH329

Archaeology of Agriculture

 

ANTH401

Idea of Race

 

ANTH466

Independent Anthropology Research

 

ANTH48X

Anthropology Tutorial

 

  Elective Courses

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This major is eligible for the following programs:

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