— Luciana Linares '24
Strive to answer the basic questions of how we came to be the way we are as human beings and how we live together on this earth.
In the anthropology program at Pacific University, students study current societies throughout the world, paying particular attention to the concept of culture in a curriculum that stresses overseas study and fieldwork experiences. Students learn the basic scientific methods of the discipline, both quantitative and qualitative and gain real-world experience with fieldwork and study abroad opportunities
The central concept in anthropology courses is culture, which refers to primarily symbolic systems as well as material culture. Comparative religions, world music, culinary practices, myth and ritual are among the many subjects offered, along with opportunities to combine service learning, fieldwork and independent study.
Careers for Anthropology Majors
Students with degrees in anthropology work in business and corporate sectors, as well as in education, research and nonprofit organizations, such as the Peace Corps. Others attend graduate school throughout the world, in fields such as medical or applied anthropology.
The Anthropology-Sociology Club works to build social and cultural awareness about hunger and homelessness in our local area by sponsoring speakers, movie nights, travel experiences and to work with children at local elementary schools to emphasize global awareness and cultural diversity. The club is open to all members of the Pacific community. Learn more by contacting any faculty member in the Sociology and Anthropology Department.
Sebastian Bannister Lawler '12, MBA '18 started a new job as an account manager at Actalent.
The Cawein Gallery of Art presents an exciting exhibition of vibrant weaving by the Bautistas. Meet the artists at an opening reception at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15. The Bautista exhibition is showing through Thursday, Dec. 9.
Seema Khatcherian ’21 has received awards from Pacific University for outstanding contributions to student life and for significant contributions to the Center for Gender Equity.