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University of California, Santa Cruz
Anthropology B.A.

Anthropology studies what it means to be human, and how humans make meaning. Anthropologists look at people from all angles: how they come to be, what they create, and how they give significance to their lives. At the center of the discipline are questions of physical evolution and adaptability, material evidence for past life ways, similarities and differences among past and present peoples, and the political and ethical dilemmas of studying cultures. Anthropology is a rich and integrative discipline that prepares studnts to live and work effectively in a diverse and increasingly interconnected world. The Anthropology undergraduate program incorporates three subfields of anthropology: anthropological archaeology, cultural anthropology, and physical anthropology. Students take courses in all three subfields in order to develop a multifaceted perspective on being human.

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