Department of Anthropology


Anthropology is the study of humankind across the world today and throughout history.

Anthropologists analyze gender, race, ethnicity, sociology, and human progression in order to comprehend humanity’s historical and societal integration and solve contemporary practical problems.

The St. Mary’s Anthropology Department’s focus on the Atlantic World combines wide-ranging faculty expertise with the college’s historic location, research throughout the broader Chesapeake and in West Africa in order to provide students with a varied and unique educational experience.

A St. Mary’s anthropology student can expect a rigorous and enriching interdisciplinary curriculum mentored by distinguished faculty active in this field.

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