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Anthropology

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.

Fall 2017 Newsletter

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Growin' Green Since 2018

Across the street from campus at the corner of Park Street and 6th Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa, sits a 30–by-80-foot plot that’s been tilled and cared for. In the milder months, you’ll see it filled with crops like peppers and radishes, and you’ll see Grinnellians working there.
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Gates Lecturer: Michael Puett, Harvard University

Gates Lecturer: Michael Puett, Harvard University Michael Puett will present two lectures (1) "Ritual, Sincerity, and Human Flourishing: What Chinese Philosophers can Teach Us About the Good Life" in JRC 101, at 7:30 p.m. on Wed, Jan. 29, 2020. (2) “Creating Worlds: Imagination and Interpretation in Classical China” in JRC 101, at 11:00 am – 12:00 p.m on Thu, Jan. 30, 2020.
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The College Moves Salisbury House Library Collection to Campus

The College has moved Salisbury House’s collection of nearly 5,000 rare books and historic documents to Burling Library’s climate-controlled Special Collections and Archives.
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United States

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