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Students digging in an archeology project.Through teaching, research and example the Department of Anthropology at Western Michigan University aims to:

  • Broaden our appreciation of human diversity, past and present.
  • Explore issues of cultural and biological change.
  • Gain awareness of and affect the conditions that give rise to social differences and inequalities.

Students and faculty are provided with:

  • An academic environment for liberal thinking that will encourage the appreciation and exploration of human diversity.
  • Respect for the diversity of ideas in teaching, research and its practical applications.
  • The application of modern technologies to document and solve social problems.

We create a distinctive environment for learning, thanks to the collective talents of our world-class faculty. We want you to meet them and learn from them.