Anthropology and Classical Studies
"I think myself more indebted to my father for this than for all the other luxuries his cares and affections placed within my reach."
- Thomas Jefferson, on his classical education
Anthropology is the study of humanity in the broadest sense. Anthropologists study modern living peoples as well as ancient populations, covering the full range of humanity's cultural and physical evolution.
Greek and Roman cultural achievements have been transmitted and transmuted for more than 2,000 years, in works that fall into categories ranging from history, mythology, and archaeology to language, literature, and drama. The study of these subjects provides critical insights into core ideals of the western tradition, as well as into timeless and universal aspects of the human condition.
The Department of Anthropology and Classical Studies offers an array of courses including introductory survey courses, advanced topical and methods courses, service learning and community-based research courses, and upper division seminars.
Students who study Anthropology and Classical Studies ...
- travel to the Mediterranean and across Europe, Africa, and the Great Basin
- participate in local digs
- study human behavior
- impact their local community through collaborative research
- investigate research questions in museums and libraries around the world
- transform their understanding of the present by studying the past
UA offers a major and minor in interdisciplinary anthropology and a minor in classical studies. You can also earn a certificate in field archaeology.
Senior Honors Project: Anthropology
Requirements for Anthropology majors
Classes in the department of anthropology are designed to give you a well-rounded experience in anthropology, classics and archaeology.