Anthropology studies ourselves, the human beings and our learned behavior, what we call “culture.”  Its sub-fields include social/cultural anthropology, the study of living societies; physical anthropology, the study of human biological evolution and the biology of ourselves and our cousins, the primates; archaeology, the study of our ancient past through the material remains left behind; and linguistics, the study of human languages.  Anthropology relies on the comparative perspective and is largely holistic, studying cultures as complete behavioral systems.

Both introductory and special topic classes are offered on a regular basis.  The introductory courses include:

  • ANTH 201G – Introduction to Anthropology
  • ANTH 125G – Introduction to World Cultures
  • ANTH 120G – Human Ancestors

Specialized courses taught on a regular basis include:

  • ANTH 115 – Native Peoples of North America
  • ANTH 118 – Introduction to Historic Preservation (taught in the virtual world of Second Life)
  • ANTH 297 / HIST 275 – History and Philosophy of Science

Special Topics courses include:

  • Native Americans in the Movies
  • Native American Literature

Classes Offered

  • See the Class Schedule to find out which classes are currently being offered. The abbreviation for Anthropology is “ANTH”.
  • See the Course Descriptions for a listing of all Anthropology classes that may be offered at NMSU-A in any given semester.

Degrees & Certificates

  • NMSU-A does not offer any degrees or certificates in Anthropology.
  • See all available Degrees & Certificates.