THE MARQUETTE anthropology major
Cultural Anthropology, Physical/Biological Anthropology, and Archaeology. As an anthropology major at Marquette, you can focus your studies by choosing elective courses that concentrate on one of these areas.
IT'S ALL CULTURAL. Cultural anthropologists carry out in-depth and long-term studies to piece together a holistic understanding of the social, historical, economic and technological forces that shape culture. Our professors study topics that range from forensic nursing clinics in Baltimore to dispute resolution and mediation in Africa. As an anthropology major, you'll find lots of options for service learning and community work.
The anthropology major encompasses:
- Living cultures and their social relationships (cultural anthropology)
- The comparative study of human variation and evolution (physical anthropology)
- The material remains of past cultures (archaeology)
- Human languages (linguistics)
FOCUS ON THE PHYSICAL. What can we learn from 2-million-year-old fossils? How do we understand the biological evolution of our species? Your classes in physical anthropology will examine human evolution, the effects of disease and malnutrition on humans, and introduce the field of forensic science. Laboratory classes and community internships are also available.
DIG IT. You’ll learn the scientific side of archaeology through lab exercises and hands-on learning. You will also see the economic and cultural impacts of archaeology in terms of cultural heritage and identity, resource management and tourism, and public education. Join your professors on archaeological digs in Jordan, Wisconsin, and beyond!
FOCUS ON ARCHAEOLOGY. The anthropology major can teach you the scientific theories and methods that will help you locate, analyze and classify everything from the fossils, tools, buildings and writings left by our earliest ancestors to the things we leave behind today.
You might like the anthropology major if you:
- Enjoy history and social sciences
- Want to get at the heart of why people act the way they do and how it affects social problems and world affairs
- Have an analytical mind
What can you do with a major in anthropology?
Marquette's anthropology major is excellent preparation for cultural relations for international businesses; anthropology research and teaching; medical, law and graduate school; and archeology. Learn more about what you can do with a major in anthropology.
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Suggested curriculum for an anthropology major
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- Introductory Anthropology
- Rhetoric and Composition I & II
- Growth of Western Civilization I or II
- Science and Nature Elective
- Introduction to Theology
- Foreign Language I & II
- History Elective
- Natural Science Elective
- Cultural Anthropology
- Archaeology and Prehistoric Cultures
- Mathematical Reasoning Elective
- Literature Elective
- Philosophy of Human Nature
- Math, Logic or Computer Science Elective
- Foreign Language III & IV
- Human Evolutionary Process
- Two Anthropology Electives
- Theory of Ethics
- Theology Electives
- Philosophy Elective
- Theory and Practice
- Three Anthropology Electives