Anthropology is a broad and diverse field that studies human culture and the human condition throughout time and the world. Anthropology is unique for its holistic approach to understanding the human experience from all angles through its four major subfields: archaeological, cultural, physical, and linguistic anthropology. Anthropologists learn about people by living with them and experiencing what they experience, by unearthing clues about their past, by studying their bodies, and by learning their languages. Anthropology observes, preserves, and tells the human story.
The Anthropology Minor at Georgia College is designed to provide students with a proficient skill set to communicate effectively, apply methodological skills to the resolution of contemporary issues, and to think analytically about how to overcome problems in fieldwork. Using a four-field approach, the Anthropology program provides students with a quality liberal arts education that develops student understandings of the human condition in the past, present, and future.
James Daria, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Department of Government and Sociology
Kristin Higginbotham uses a total station to survey a potential archaeological site in south Georgia. Total stations are used to survey topography, land features, and ongoing excavations.
Justin Hendrix, MPH and Amanda Reinke, PhD work with
post-conflict northern Ugandan communities to survey land during a land demarcation dispute.