Western Washington University · Bellingham, Washington
Anthropology/Social Studies, BA
What is the study of Anthropology/Social Studies?
Anthropology explores what it means to be human and encompass the scientific study of diversity as well as similarities of all cultures of the world, past as well as present. Its scope includes human physical development, adaptation to vastly different environments, and creative expressions of meaning and belonging. The cross-cultural approach of Anthropology provides an inclusive and holistic framework for understanding all facets of humanity.
The Anthropology Department provides training in four sub-disciplines: Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Physical Anthropology and Anthropological Linguistics. Using ethnographic, comparitive and ethnohistorical methods and working in partnerships with communities and peoples worldwide, anthropologists contribute in multiple ways to addressing contemporary human problems and highlighting evidence that points to both past and potential solutions.
Why Should I Consider this Major?
Do you find human diversity and various cultures fascinating? Do you like to approach subjects from multiple perspectives? Do you prefer a holistic style of learning? Do you want to know why as well as how? Are you fascinated by human diversity? Are you enthusiastic, intelligent, and open-minded? If so, you may wish to consider a major in Anthropology. Students earning a degree in Anthropology will be able to apply their learning to a variety of jobs locally and internationally in the global economy of today’s world.
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