Anthropology Courses

Anthropology is the study of human development, culture, and change in the full range of the world’s socio-cultural systems. Emphasizing cultural variation, anthropology clarifies the dynamics of inter-cultural interaction, communication, transformation, and our biological heritage. Spanning human evolution, the development and heterogeneity of language and culture, human history, and the diversity of cultures past and present, the field has broad scope, utilizes a variety of methods, addresses basic issues about human origins and human life, and maintains a commitment to understanding social life while using this understanding to improve society. Studying anthropology prepares students for a wide range of professional careers, e.g., law, medicine, journalism, Foreign Service, social services, and business.


Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department

199 Chambers Street, Room N-651
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1210

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m