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Welcome to the Department of Anthropology



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Here you will find information on our programs, courses, faculty, summer field schools, and what's new in anthropology.  Enjoy your visit. 

What is anthropology?  It is the scientific study of humanity from a comprehensive, holistic approach--the study of our physical characteristics as animals (primates) and our unique non-biological characteristics we call culture.  It covers humankind from the earliest times to the present, and includes the four subfields:archaeology, biological anthropology,  cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology.  

Where do anthropologists work?  Everywhere!  We can be found in American neighborhoods and faraway places, international corporations, hospitals, health agencies, museums, criminology labs, research labs, tourism, resource management, historic and prehistoric preservation, Amnesty International, the Peace Corps, the political arena, etc.  As globalization increases, so does the need for anthropologists.

Contact information:

Department of Anthropology
Engleman Hall C027
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515

Phone:  (203) 392-7003
FAX:      (203) 392-6839

Department Chair:

Dr. Kenneth McGill
(203) 392-8919

Department Secretary:

Kathryn Willette
(203) 392-7003