School of Humanities and Sciences
Anthropology is devoted to the study of human beings and human societies as they exist across time and space.
What You'll Study
Anthropology is devoted to the study of human beings and human societies as they exist across time and space. It is distinct from other social sciences in that it gives central attention to the full time span of human history, and to the full range of human societies and cultures, including those located in historically marginalized parts of the world. It is therefore especially attuned to questions of social, cultural, and biological diversity, to issues of power, identity, and inequality, and to understanding the dynamic processes of social, historical, ecological, and biological change over time. Education in Anthropology provides excellent preparation for living in a multicultural and globally-interconnected world, and helps to equip students for careers in fields including law, medicine, business, public service, research, ecological sustainability, and resource management. Students may pursue degrees in Anthropology at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels.
- Department of Anthropology - Official Webpage
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- Learn more about Anthropology in the Stanford Bulletin
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Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology (ANTHRO 201)
Technology and Inequality (CSRE 132C)
Introduction to Archaeology (ARCHLGY 1)
Medical Anthropology (ANTHRO 282, HUMBIO 176A)
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