is the study of all aspects of the human species, spanning the time
from the earliest human ancestors to contemporary societies. In
seeking to understand human diversity, anthropologists take an
extremely broad approach, emphasizing both biological and cultural
aspects of humanity. Anthropology is traditionally organized into
four subfields: cultural anthropology, physical anthropology,
archaeology, and linguistic anthropology.
in anthropology is a valuable component of a liberal arts education.
Students of anthropology learn to develop a broad perspective on
humanity, apply scientific research methods, and work effectively in
a multicultural environment. These competencies can help students
succeed in a global society.
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