Hazel Guardado: 'Anthropology has made me even more curious about the world'
A profile of graduating senior and Anthropology major, Hazel Guardado.
- AUG 26Anthropology Colloquium: Ralph Laurence Laurence Ralph is John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences in the Departments of... See More
- OCT 14Anthropology Colloquium: Jason Yaeger Jason Yaeger is an anthropological archaeologist who studies Mesoamerican and Andean... See More
- OCT 28Anthropology Colloquium: Lesley Sharp Lesley Sharp is also a Senior Research Scientist in Sociomedical Sciences in the Mailman School... See More
Pick a Destination
Anthropology provides the global perspective and critical thinking skills that will open doors to a wide range of career paths. The major will also prepare you for graduate study in anthropology.
Here are some of the courses we offer:
- Medicine, Culture and Society
- The Rise and Fall of “Civilization”
- Cultural Diversity and Contemporary Issues
- Myth, Ritual and Symbol
I became an anthropologist because I wanted to study real people, long and hard, critically and empirically, without pretending that I'm not one of them, and anthropology allows me to do that.
By the Numbers
The Anthropology Collections include approximately 20,000 items representing human activity around the world from the Lower Paleolithic to the present. Archaeological and ethnographic materials are about equally represented.
Located in 150 McGraw Hall, the Collections are teaching collections available for on campus instruction and learning opportunities for community organizations. Individuals or classes of up to 20 students can make appointments to visit the Collections to work with particular materials. Students can also do guided independent research using the Collections on a wide range of projects, from studying Hopi kachina dolls or Mississippian pottery.
Even when not open, we offer an exhibit gallery in the first-floor hallway of McGraw Hall that showcases selections from the Collections. A larger exhibit space is located in the department seminar room, 215 McGraw, where classes and department colloquia are held. The curator of the Anthropology Collections is Frederic W. Gleach.