• Anthropology Program

    Anthropology, the study of human beings and human behavior across widespread cultures, draws on the insights of the humanities, arts, and natural and social sciences.

    • The major is divided into four subfields that focus more precisely on specific sets of human questions: sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology.
    • Class sizes are small, allowing for personal attention from professors and immediate access to laboratories and equipment.
    • Hamline’s state-of-the-art anthropology labs facilitate student research on archaeological artifacts and skeletal materials.
    • Opportunities for collaborative research allow students to conduct independent research and collaborate on professional research with faculty members.
    • Students frequently present their research at national conferences where they also network with professionals in the field.
    • Hamline students have wide-ranging opportunities to participate in field schools, study abroad courses, collaborative research opportunities, internships, and teaching apprenticeships.
    • Students also have access to unique opportunities and internships due to Hamline’s key location in the Twin Cities, which are home to numerous museums and cultural institutions.
    • Anthropology majors enjoy placement in a wide variety of positions with a broad range of companies and organizations, including: graduate school, educational institutions, museums, government agencies, research corporations, and community service organizations. Read more about life after Hamline.

    ANTH 3230: Made in China: The Cultures of Economic Transformation
    Students will examine the function of the global production system and the links that bind and transform communities, cultures, nations, and individuals across the global geography. This course focuses on the case of China and its relationship to the U.S. It will examine how the forces that bring goods “made in China” to the shelves of American stores have themselves transformed the lives of the people living in China.

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    At Hamline you can participate in an archaeological dig right on campus? As part of the class “Excavating Hamline History,” students have examined the historical remains of the old Hall of Science and University Hall.

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    Serri Graslie graduated in 2010 and went on to work for National Public Radio.