We educate people about cultural and biological diversity of humans in all places and at all times. We do this as a department by:
- developing a holistic understanding of human issues through the theories and methods of cultural, linguistic, archaeological and biological anthropology;
- fostering student learning in small-scale and individualized settings with respect for different points of view;
- providing opportunities for student-faculty interaction in research, fieldwork, and teaching assistant experience;
- building interdisciplinary relationships that express the multidisciplinary scope of anthropology;
- engaging in research and scholarly activities and sharing results with peers, students and the public;
- offering public services that link research and teaching with the needs and interests of local, state and regional communities.