UNCW Department of Anthropology
Anthropology is the study of humans.
Anthropology is a broad and unique field, that examines humankind both scientifically and humanistically. Anthropology looks at the human experience from a holistic, cross-cultural perspective, and encompasses several different approaches. These approaches comprise the four subfields of the discipline of Anthropology in the United States: cultural anthropology, physical/biological anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics.
At UNCW, we offer an undergraduate degree in Anthropology, with three possible concentrations: cultural anthropology, physical/biological anthropology, and archaeology. Our faculty is comprised of accomplished professionals in this field, from archaeologists to forensic anthropologists.
We offer a wide range of courses at all levels, varying from Primatology (the study of primates) to Forensic Osteology, and include such courses as Culture & Gender, Human Societies, Medical Anthropology, Human Origins, Human Biological Variations, and Environmental Archaeology. Experiential learning opportunities include Archaeological Field Schools, lab courses in archaeology and osteology, and a practical internship immersion program. Advanced students can assist faculty members in original research. Our department also hosts an Anthropology Club and a chapter in Lambda Alpha Honors Society. We encourage individual research, critical thinking, and creative and analytical thought processes.
For more information, please see our Department News and 2016-17 Lecture series