Anthropology is a holistic study of humankind that encompasses archaeology, socio-cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and biological anthropology. It is highly interdisciplinary, drawing on the sciences, humanities, and social studies. Students have opportunities to conduct fieldwork in any of the subfields. For majors, this can comprise a senior thesis. Grinnell’s anthropology major prepares students for graduate school as well as careers domestically and internationally in such fields as museology, regional planning, journalism, business, social services, and more.
Toby Austin ’14's Crow Canyon internship—analyzing artifacts, instructing lab participants, and helping PBS's Time Team America.
Caulkins & anthro majors watch UK City of Culture celebrations in Derry-Londonderry during multiyear study of regeneration.