Anthropology Department

Why Study Anthropology at Fisher?

As an Anthropology major you will develop the skills necessary to:

  • Effectively discuss the question of what human nature is and learn how to assess human capabilities
  • Describe developments in human biological and cultural evolution and apply them to contemporary human concerns
  • Perform appropriate descriptive and analytical operations in archaeological excavation, linguistic analysis, cross-cultural comparison, and human variation and evolution

What is Anthropology? Find out more about studying anthropology!

    A Complete Perspective

    You will receive instruction in all four fields of anthropology:

    Cultural Anthropology — comparative analysis of contemporary societies involving cultural value, social expression, and structural organization.

    Biological Anthropology — scientific evaluation of human origins, evolution, and both genetic and phenotypic variation.

    Linguistic Anthropology — assessment of the social function and expressive variation of language, as well as its biological production and acquisition.

    Archaeology — reconstruction and interpretation of past human civilizations and cultural change.

    Opportunities and Activities

    Anthropology majors benefit from a number of unique activities and opportunities, from participating in archeological digs, to interning at museums or historical sites, to studying abroad in countries such as Belize and Ukraine.

    Student taking notes at an archeological dig

    Anthropology majors get hands-on fieldwork experience at one of two area archeological sites.


    Anthropology News

     

    Westbay Begins Role as Interim Dean of the College School of Arts and Sciences

    Westbay Begins Role as Interim Dean of the College School of Arts and Sciences

    07/02/2015

    On July 1, Dr. Theresa Westbay began in her new role as interim dean of the St. John Fisher College School of Arts and Sciences. Prior to her selection, Westbay served as an associate professor of biology. Read More

     

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