Anthropology

Anthropology is a broad field spanning four sub-fields:

  • Physical Anthropology (the evolution of our species, modern physical variation)
  • Archaeology (the study of ancient peoples though their material remains)
  • Linguistic Anthropology (the study of language)
  • Cultural Anthropology (the description and analysis of past and present societies)

The Undergraduate Anthropology Program at Brandon University encompasses three of the discipline’s four traditional major sub-fields: Socio-Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology and Physical Anthropology. It is possible to take introductory courses in the fourth sub-field, Linguistics, from the Department of Classical and Modern Languages.

Students in the Anthropology program are required to take some courses in each area, to introduce the student to the whole field of anthropology. This emphasizes the holistic theory behind these ways of studying human development and culture.