Joshua Nowicki, alumnus, braved blizzard conditions to take striking images of frozen sand formations on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Emily Powell, graduate student in anthropology, honors her father by volunteering.

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Study anthropology

We provide students anthropological knowledge and critical thinking skills through teaching, mentoring, and conducting both scholarly and applied research. Anthropology is a means to enhance our understanding of the human condition by integrating historical, cultural and biological perspectives. Our faculty and students are committed to the practice of anthropology as a critical social science that appreciates human diversity and challenges global inequities.

The four field and integrative approach to the study of the human condition includes classes in: