Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 

Featured Courses

Featured Courses in the Department of Anthropology

ANT 127: Urban Anthropology

This course is an introduction to modern and contemporary cities, urban cultures and politics from an anthropological perspective.

ANT 174: European Prehistory

This course is open to all students interested in the archaeology of Europe. We will take a chronological approach to explore major trends in the migrations, innovations, and adaptations, moving from the first peopling to the origins of complexity.

ANT 191: Infectious Disease- Humans/Primates

Coronavirus, Ebola, Yellow Fever, SARS, Avian Flu, HIV... Every few months we hear about a new infectious disease outbreak affecting human populations or our primate relatives. Where do infectious disease come from? How do they circulate among individuals, families, villages, countries, species? How can we control the spread of infectious diseases?