The anthropology program at Transylvania provides students with a broad base for understanding and interpreting human action in a variety of pre-historical, historical, and contemporary contexts. The major has great appeal to students who are interested in how other people live, have a curiosity about where humans came from, and would like to learn more about the past than is found in history books.
As the comparative, cross-cultural study of human experience and behavior, anthropology is typically divided into four subfields: cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology, and linguistics. Transylvania's program emphasizes cultural anthropology and archaeology and features course subjects that range from human origins and evolution to religion, gender studies, development, and Latin American archaeology, among others.
Anthropology students at Transylvania have opportunities for many out-of-class learning experiences, including the chance to do research with professors in the program. Barbara LoMonaco has taken students to Italy and South America, while Chris Begley involves students in his ongoing research in Honduras. Closer to home, students can apply their classroom knowledge to hands-on experiences at archaeological digs in Kentucky.
We highly recommend learning another language and acquiring international experience through one of Transylvania's many study abroad programs.