The Anthropology Department, through its curriculum and pedagogy, promotes an understanding of the power of knowledge in students’ everyday lives. Anthropology, the holistic study of humans, by its very nature connects knowledge to the human experience.  Anthropology uses both a scientific and a humanistic approach to asking the big questions of life: where do we come from, what are we, and where are we going?

In addition to linking curriculum with students’ everyday lives, we offer extracurricular opportunities to engage students in and out of the classroom.  Anthropology Department activities include field trips to zoos and museums, open houses, lectures and discussions, and overseas trips to other countries.  Post-event student surveys reveal these experiences, especially field trips and foreign travel, can transform students’ lives.