May 31, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ANTH 1102 - Introduction to Anthropology

Anthropology is the holistic study of what it means to be human. Four subfields are surveyed: biological anthropology (the study of human evolution, diversity, and environmental adaptation), archaeology (the study of prehistory, human migrations, emergence of agriculture, and complex societies), linguistic anthropology (comparative studies of human languages and linguistic behavior and animal communication systems), and sociocultural anthropology (the study of cultures in both complex and small-scale societies; human cognition and behavior in cross-cultural contexts).