Anthropology studies and uses cultural knowledge to understand different lifeways and help solve human problems. The Anthropology major is for students who desire to bridge differences in this increasingly multi-cultural world. Students learn to use the cultural perspective as a problem-solving tool while receiving excellent training that will prepare them for interactive professions or further graduate work. In these times of narrow specialties, Cultural Anthropology is refreshingly broad. Knowing and using cultural knowledge has multiple applications in teaching, research, business, evangelism, missions, and in solving national or world issues.
Topics studied cover international, geographic, and local issues, from politics in developing countries to health care, to understanding cultural change as a consequence of evangelization. The study of Cultural Anthropology challenges the students’ worldview and provides a framework for understanding diversity among people, an essential skill for effective work or ministry today.
Anthropology also has a joint interdisciplinary major track with: International Business, which combines a minor in Anthropology with a strong business major for those wishing to do marketing, management, or work within multinational companies.