Specializations | Anthropology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

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Anthropologists study humanity in many different dimensions, across time and space. The field is divided into four main areas of inquiry: modern human societies (Socio-cultural Anthropology), past human societies (Archaeology), human communication (Linguistic Anthropology), and human and primate biology (Biological Anthropology). At Southern Illinois University, we strive to offer students an integrated, “four-field” approach to the study of humans, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, along with opportunities to work with active researchers in all areas.