Why Study Anthropology?

Study anthropology if...

  • ...you want to understand what it means to be human through time, from our earliest ancestors and across the many cultures of the world.
  • ...you want a different view of the world.
  • ...you want to hear the voices of other peoples who share this world with us, but whose lives are often far different from our own.
  • ...you want a global perspective.

Anthropologists get to ask and answer the big questions about humanity. Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? If these questions - and many other questions about humanity - interest you, study anthropology!

Carved stone monument from Peidra Labrada, Mexico
Work Efficiency Study, CU Boulder
Stone monkey
Tukanoan women sieving cassava
Carved stone monument from Peidra Labrada, Mexico (Photo/ Art Joyce) Work Efficiency Study, CU Boulder (Photo/ Isa Rodriguez-Soto) Stone monkey (Photo/ Michelle Sauther) Tukanoan women sieving cassava (Photo/ Paul N. Patmore)