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Culture Matters. Dig Deeper!
Anthropologists study the range of human diversity over the globe and across time by examining culture, archaeology, biology, and language. At Parkside, Anthropology is a concentration in Sociology. That means that an Anthropology concentration gives you a broad exposure to ideas and information.
If you've always wanted to participate in a dig, figure out why people speak different languages, learn why people don't look the same or what DNA really means, or just learn about all diverse peoples of the world, then Anthropology is for you!
Parkside is unique because of the range of practical experiences, including hands-on fieldwork in archaeology or cultural anthropology. Practice develops critical skills applicable to a wide array of careers and complements your classroom experience. Anthropology has an active student club that takes trips together and will give you support with studying.
For additional information about the Anthropology concentration, check out the catalog.
The world is full of different people – Come explore with us!
Students have gone on to graduate and work in anthropology, archaeology, geography, library sciences, and museum studies, as well as other social sciences. Some have become Vista volunteers. Others have jobs in cultural resource management, social work, K-12 education, arts and history museums, as well as a range of jobs in management in various business and state agencies because of their strong research, analysis, and writing skills.
Students have worked on digs that discovered the site of a major fur trading post, Kenosha's first tavern, and the first Anglo settlement in Petrifying Springs State Park. Students have also studied West-African art, the "mysterious" disappearance of Pike Creek through oral histories, and developed social monitoring for environmental outreach to clean our rivers.