What is Anthropology at WVU like?
Anthropology allows you to reach out and touch history. Through exploration of ruins and the analysis of artifacts, the past comes to life. You will examine the origins and evolution, biological characteristics, material culture, social dimensions and dynamics of humankind. Learn the origins of societies and understand how humans have interacted with themselves and nature for centuries, shaping how we live today.
Delve deeply into the study of humans both past and present as an anthropology major. Anthropology, a field of inquiry considered the most humanistic of the social sciences and the most scientific of the humanities, is a deeply comparative and participatory discipline that prepares you for meaningful life and work in our diverse and interconnected world.
The curriculum fosters an awareness of the structure and diversity of human societies, past and present, and offers a broad range of perspectives on the experiences and meanings of being human. You will be exposed to the methods of inquiry and to the special knowledge and insights of anthropology.
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