What is Anthropology?
Anthropology explores the diversity of humankind both in the past and present. Why do humans have different languages, religions, economic activities and family traditions? How do cultures change over time? As anthropology students discover the variety of ways in which people make a living, relate to one another, or make sense of life and death throughout the world, they also learn to examine their own lives, beliefs and assumptions in critical ways. In a globalized world, where it is now increasingly common to exchange and work with people from all continents, anthropology provides crucial keys to understand, be tolerant of, and bridge cultural differences.
Why minor in Anthropology?
By inviting students to discover cultural diversity while simultaneously recognizing their own cultural heritage, anthropology prepares them to become lifelong learners and critical thinkers. In addition to knowledge about societies and cultures, anthropology students acquire unique adaptive skills that are highly valued by employers and will help them evolve in any working environment.