Anthropology is a broad field spanning four sub-fields:

  • Biological Anthropology (the evolution of our species, modern physical variation)
  • Archaeology (the study of ancient peoples though their material remains)
  • Sociocultural Anthropology (the study, description, and analysis of culture, society, and humanity)
  • Linguistic Anthropology (the study of language)

The Undergraduate Anthropology Program at Brandon University encompasses three of the discipline’s four traditional major sub-fields: Socio-Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology,and Biological Anthropology.

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.