Dig in to Anthropology

Franklin and Marshall is distinguished among private liberal arts colleges in having a free-standing and comprehensive Department of Anthropology that teaches cultural anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology. The curriculum is designed to ensure that all majors encounter anthropological theory and also get to participate in anthropological research.

Our students are among the colleges most avid participants in study abroad and we facilitate group and independent anthropological exploration at a virtually inexhaustible list of remote locations. Among other places, F&M Anthropology students have recently studied in Ireland, Russia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, China, Japan, Morocco, Senegal, and Ethiopia. Studying abroad has become an integral part of the Anthropology major for the majority of our students.

Beyond the classroom, The Anthropology Club sponsors films, speakers, and special events, and publishes The Kituhwan, a student journal. The department also maintains a close relationship with the North Museum, a natural historical collection located on the F&M campus. The Shadek-Fackenthal Library and the Martin Library of the Sciences also have excellent collections on anthropological subjects.

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The Pulse

Story 11/17/2016

What It Means to be White in Racially Divided Society

White people in white-dominated American society live a superior life, compared to people of color, but they ascribe an erroneous concept to the term, "racism," Robin DiAngelo told the Franklin &...

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Story 11/10/2016

Speaker Discusses Native American Health and Environmental...

Darren Ranco, professor of anthropology and chair of Native American studies at the University of Maine as well as a member of the Penobscot Indian Tribe, talked about tribal health and enviromental...

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Story 11/2/2016

Native American Health is Focus of Exhibition at F&M

A traveling exhibition that examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people opens at the Franklin & Marshall College Library Nov...

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