What is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of humans, both past and present. Our field is inherently interdisciplinary and seeks to better understand the human experience through the study of culture, human materials, language, evolution, and more.

What is Anthropology at CC?

Our department offers an expansive outlook on human cultures, providing multiple opportunities for hands-on anthropological fieldwork, including field-based courses and lengthy field trips. The block system promotes creative teaching and rigorous expectations for reading, writing, and critical qualitative and quantitative analysis in anthropology. All four sub-fields of American anthropology are represented in our department: archaeology, which focuses on the material cultures and peoples of the past; biological anthropology, which concentrates on the relationships between culture and biology in the lives of humans and our evolutionary relatives; linguistic anthropology, which addresses both the formal complexity of linguistic systems and the role they play in regulating and negotiating social life; and sociocultural anthropology, which concentrates on contemporary peoples and their values, practices and organization.

Contact the Department

Mailing Address

The Colorado College
Department of Anthropology
14 East Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Physical Address

Anthropology Department Office
1040 North Nevada Ave.
Barnes Science Center
Room 302

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Telephone: (719) 389-6358
Fax: (719) 389-6258
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