The Master of Arts in anthropology program offers students an opportunity to develop a strong theoretical foundation in the field of anthropology, and to participate in the vibrant intellectual life of the Department of Anthropology through workshops, talks, and other programs.
Anthropology is an interconnected discipline and majors are urged to acquire a broad background especially in the natural and social sciences and the humanities. Recommended areas of study are biology, economics, English, geography, geology, history, communication studies, linguistics, Native American studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, and sociology.
Art history explores the world and its cultures through artistic productions. It provides insight into the values and concerns of various peoples, the ways in which they interpreted and interacted with their environment, and helps to determine the impacts and outcomes of such outlooks on our future. Through such critical engagement with the past and present, the art history student becomes uniquely situated to help determine his or her community’s and culture’s identities and its decisions.