Anthropology is unique among the social sciences in that it celebrates humans as biological organisms and as innovative, creative, culture bearing beings.
Through coursework, field schools, study abroad, independent studies and internships, students learn about cultural, linguistic and biological diversity, human biological characteristics, and the human past as revealed by archaeology.
The anthropology program provides globally-orientated courses that stress critical thinking, method and theory, gathering and interpreting data, intensive reading and writing, hands-on learning, and the research methods and techniques used by anthropologists to understand contemporary human problems.
Katie Cross: 2010 Best Student Paper Award Winner. Katie won the "Best Student Paper" award at this year's Annual Meeting of the Archeological Society of Virginia.
2010 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Check out what went on featuring a list of student presenters and awards.
Lauren Rotsted: 2010 Write On! Competition Finalist. Lauren has been accepted as a finalist for JMU's Write On! essay competition.
Fall 2010 Newsletter
Our second edition of the department newsletter is here and features a look into field programs of the past and future, student and faculty awards and accomplishments, and new faces in the department.