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Anthropology is Arts and Science

Anthropology is the study of humankind. Studying anthropology offers an opportunity to expand your studies of humanity across various subfields: Social/Cultural, Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Linguistics (Languages offered through LANC department). KPU AnthropologyAt KPU, we also have many opportunity for students to apply anthropological methods in real settings, by working in conjunction with communities, individuals and/or interdisciplinary teams, to solve problems, as part of an additional subfield we call Applied Anthropology; we believe in teaching about the practical aspects of the world as well as the theoretical. 

Depending upon your interests, anthropology can give you both arts and science credits. As an Anthropology student at KPU, you can focus on a Social/Cultural or Archaeological/Biological stream. Our main concepts are "culture" and "people". That's the reason anthropology courses teach people skills - every profession requires expert knowledge in this subject.

Culture, Community, and Well-Being

Utilizing a global perspective, we aim to present culture, community, and well-being from many perspectives. Studying Anthropology at KPU is an opportunity to learn about your local and global world.

Don't miss out on these exciting courses for Spring 2019!

ANTH 2160 R10

Culture and the Environment
> Examine how humans and the environment can work together.

Ross Gordon Mon @ 10:00 - 12:50 
ANTH 2320 R10 Archaeology of the Old World
> Learn how humans have developed farming communities to large societies.
Ken Stark Tue @ 16:00 - 18"50
ANTH 3100 S10

Anthropological Theory
> Learn the theory needed to conduct research and interpret findings as a cultural anthropologist.

Jason Ramsey Thu @ 10:00 - 12:50
ANTH 3501 S10

Special Topic: Migration, Mobility, and Transnationalism
> Learn about the social, political and economic lives of migrants in their journeys.

Jenny Shaw Fri @ 10:00 - 12:50




The study of past cultures, primarily through their material remains.

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Biological and Forensic Anthropology

The biological study of human physical variation, including the study of human ancestors and closely related primates.

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Social and Cultural Anthropology

The study of the way of life of contemporary and historically recent human populations.

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