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, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology, but these are now expanding to include applied anthropology, visual anthropology, and other exciting multi and interdisciplinary programs.

Learn more about the anthropology major

Program Learning Outcomes

Events & Announcements

Anthropology Day 2024 at Stanislaus State

Stan State alumna credits cultural anthropology BA with helping her in her career

Dr. Ryan I. Logan publishes book on his research with community health workers!

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

Stanislaus State Anthropologist Earns Fulbright Award 

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

Dr. Steve Arounsack gives a talk about Raya & the Last Dragon
Dr. Steve Arounsack gives a talk on Anthropology Day 2024 about his work on the Disney film Raya & the Last Dragon

Anthropology Club

This is a group for Stanislaus State Anthropology Club members and those interested in anthropology to share, discuss, and ask questions. Please keep posts and comments club and anthropologically related as well as courteous and respectful.

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Updated: March 06, 2024