Department of Anthropology

Anthropology is the scientific study of humankind.

The anthropological exploration of what it means to be human ranges from the study
of culture and society to human biology and evolution, languages and artistic expression,
and the ways that humans interact with their environments.

The discipline has traditionally approached its topic from within four distinct, but interrelated sub-disciplines: cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical/biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology, but these are now expanding to include applied anthropology, visual anthropology,
and other exciting multi and interdisciplinary programs.

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Events & Announcements

Faculty Stars of Service highlights the work of Dr. Wallace and his students with the We Care Program in Stanislaus County!

Check out this handout for our listing of Fall 2020 courses!

Anthropology Club meetings will resume in the Fall semester

Stanislaus State Anthropologist Earns Fulbright Award 

Stanislaus State Receives $250K Grant to Fund Creation of the Keck Visual Anthropology Lab