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Anthropology

Established in 1934, the Department of Anthropology (ANTH) is committed to the study of human social, cultural and biological diversity. Specializations include applied archaeology, and ecological and medical anthropology, with a focus on Asia and the Pacific. The department’s programs encourage the development of essential skills such as critical thinking, communication, self-direction, expression, creativity, global awareness and team dynamics.

Major Academic Areas

  • Archaeology
  • Applied Archaeology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Applied Cultural Anthropology
  • Indigenous Anthropology
  • Ecological Anthropology
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Asia
  • Pacific Islands

Specialties

  • Applied Archaeology trains the next generation of professional non-academic archaeologists to be effective advocates for the study and preservation of historic sites.
  • Applied Cultural Anthropology trains students in the theories, methods, and analysis of cultural anthropology that can be utilized in careers requiring community-based fieldwork approaches to research.
  • Ecological Anthropology focuses on human-environment inter-actions using approaches across the subfields of anthropology.
  • Medical Anthropology studies the sociocultural dimensions of health and illness.

Department of Anthropology

Department of Anthropology

Office: Saunders Hall 346
Email: anthprog@hawaii.edu
Telephone: (808) 956-8415
Website: anthropology.manoa.hawaii.edu