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Anthropology is the study of humans. Of course, scholars working in other disciplines also study humans: sociologists study human societies; medical researchers study human bodies; philosophers study human thought. Anthropologists draw on ideas and knowledge from all of these fields and then add their own particular perspective. Anthropologists, no matter what their research focus, always remember that they are seeing only one possible way out of many that humans think about and act in the world. Anthropologists, in short, examine how human cultures differ from each other and they try to understand what makes humans different from other animals.At StFX, we introduce students to all four fields of anthropological studyпПСphysical anthropology, archaeology, social anthropology and linguistic anthropologyпПСin Introduction to Physical Anthropology/Archaeology (ANTH 111) and Introduction to Socio-cultural Anthropology (ANTH 112). The Department of Anthropology offers a General Anthropology stream which allows students to put together the courses they feel will best suit their interests and future plans. We also offer three suggested streams to provide guidance to students interested in the following specific areas: Archaeology, the Anthropology of Development, and Indigenous Studies.
Field of study: Anthropology