The homepage for The University of California San Diego's Anthropology Department states that “Anthropology stands at the nexus between the social sciences, biological sciences, and humanities. It is dedicated to understanding the worldwide diversity of social institutions and cultural traditions, past and present, as well as to studying our nearest nonhuman relatives.”
Schools and Departments of Anthropology across the United States and the world have different areas of specialization and foci, and UCSD's include: Archaeology, Biological, Psychological & Medical, Linguistics, and Sociocultural Anthropology. The Anthropology Faculty at UCSD therefore identify with and belong to these clusters of subjects.
Consequently, UCSD’s Anthropology Department offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate courses in archaeology, as well as in biological, social, cultural, psychological, political, and linguistic anthropology. Courses include offerings that focus on specific societies or regions of the world—especially Latin America, Asia, and Oceania—as well as more theoretically oriented topics. Students may enroll in archaeological field school and study-abroad programs in the Middle East, Latin America, and Mediterranean. Students will also have opportunities to gain hands on experiences in our research laboratories and special facilities.
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Click on the tab "Beginning Your Research in Anthropology" to identify key, specialized Anthropology resources which provide excellent starting points for Anthropology research. Please also email me if you have additional research questions, would like to set up a research consultation, or have other suggested resources to include in this guide.