Anthropology

Chair: Christopher DeRosa, Department of History and Anthropology 

The Anthropology curriculum is designed to provide a liberal arts education that emphasizes the scientific study of humanity. Three areas of Anthropology are covered:

  • Cultural Anthropology, the comparative study of human beliefs and behavior with special attention to non-Western societies;
  • Archaeology, the study of the human cultural heritage from its prehistoric beginnings to the recent past; and
  • Biological Anthropology, the study of racial variation and the physical and behavioral evolution of the human species.

The goal of the Anthropology program is to provide students with a broad understanding of humanity that will be relevant to their professions, their daily lives, and their larger roles in the modern world.

Student Honor Society: Lambda Alpha, Alpha Chapter