It seeks the answers to that question by integrating varied sources of knowledge: How is being human affected by the dynamics between culture, the environment, and biology? What can we learn about the total repertoire of being human by looking at societies very different from middle-class American society? How are we to understand the evolution of our uniquely biocultural species? What do archaeological sites reveal about human societies in the past? How can the reflexive nature of anthropology better prepare us for living in today's diverse and globalized world?
Students can major in Anthropology or enhance another major like Environmental Studies, Global and Cultural Studies, or the Whittier Scholars Program with Anthropology courses.