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2015-2016 University Catalog 
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Department of Anthropology

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About Anthropology

Anthropology is unique among the social sciences in considering humankind from a holistic perspective that aims for an understanding of how culture, biology, history and language intersect. We have a rigorous and well-balanced four-field (biological, archaeological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology) undergraduate program. Our faculty ably cover a range of substantive, methodological and theoretical areas in courses that provide students with a solid grounding in anthropological perspectives.

Our four-field program at the undergraduate level includes coursework in biological, archaeological, sociocultural, and linguistic anthropology. Undergraduates have an opportunity for hands-on experience and training in archaeological and bioanthropological methods.

Our honors program provides a capstone experience for students. The year-long program enables students to focus on a particular empirical issue in an anthropological subdiscipline and to write an honors thesis based on that research.

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Contact Information

The Department of Anthropology’s main office is located in Stone Hall, Suite #219 on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Mailing Address:
700 W. State Street, Suite 219
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2059
Phone: (765) 496-7400 Fax: (765) 496-7411

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Graduate Information

For Graduate Information please see Anthropology Graduate Program Information .





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