The emphasis is on the following three subfields of anthropology:
- Cultural / Social Anthropology: study of human cultures in the present or recent past
- Physical / Biological Anthropology: study of humans from a biological and evolutionary perspective
- Archaeology: study of the ancient and recent human past through material remains
An anthropological perspective -- including an examination of the similarities and differences between human groups, cultures and societies both locally and worldwide -- emphasizes the concepts of cultural relativism, multi-cultural perspectives, and globalization processes that are vital to many areas of study at Saint Louis University.
By participating in anthropology courses in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, students will be further prepared to successfully function in, and partake of, an interconnected world. The major and minor degrees in Anthropology are designed to complement any major at the University.