Understand both the universality and diversity of human existence
MALARNEY, Shaun K.
Study the possibilities of humankind
Anthropology is an academic discipline that examines the diversity and shared aspects of human existence. As human beings, we belong to the category, Homo sapiens, yet our species exhibits an astonishing variety of cultural differences. The aim of Anthropology is to appreciate our inherent diversity as well as the commonalities that all humans share. Anthropology encourages students to be both inquisitive and respectful of others while honing a critical understanding about cultural differences. Students are encouraged to bring such a perspective to bear on improving the conditions of our increasingly global community.