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Concentration in Cultural Anthropology

Cultural anthropologists seek to comprehend how and why people think, feel, and act in cultures all over the world, how cultural changes occur, and the role power plays in our lives.

Research in cultural anthropology includes ethnographic methods as well as comparative and historical analyses. Topical interests among the faculty include globalization; gender; social movements; ethnicity; identity and representation; nationalism, heritage; migration, tourism; political economy; indigenous rights and human rights; expressive culture and performance; environment; medical anthropology; evolutionary psychology; and development.

The undergraduate program in cultural anthropology offers a wide range of introductory and advanced courses that can be grouped into three different clusters – Inequality and Power, Engaging Communities, and Global Cultural Connections. Students who choose the cultural anthropology concentration gain a better understanding of themselves, their cultures, and their world-views and become empowered to work for positive change in their society and beyond.

Check out our course offerings and come see us to learn more about cultural anthropology!

Students may also obtain additional information on undergraduate opportunities by contacting Cultural Anthropology faculty.


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