The program of study in anthropology provides opportunities to study culture, in all of its complexity and forms of expression, in societies ranging from small-scale and technologically simple to those which are complex, urban, and technologically advanced. Such study allows students to develop a perception and appreciation of the common ground shared by all peoples and cultures.
Career possibilities for students with an anthropology background:
- city planning
- community development
- international affairs and business management
- health care and medicine
- preservation of cultural resources
Courses in anthropology are general elective courses, which fulfill general degree requirements of the College and requirements of specific programs. For a listing of course descriptions and degree requirements, please see the
Mintzi Martinez-Rivera, Ph.D.
Location: Howley Hall 118
Dr. Martinez-Rivera teaches introduction to cultural anthropology and Latin American anthropology. Her areas of specialization are Latin/o American anthropology, P’urhepecha culture, indigenous youth culture, indigenous popular culture, expressive cultural practices, critical indigenous and anti-oppressive research methods, and cultural transformations.
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