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. 

Learning Outcomes

Students majoring in anthropology gain valuable competencies.
Upon graduation, students majoring in anthropology will be able to:
  • Describe how evolutionary and historical processes have shaped primates and human ancestors and lead to the biological, behavioral, and cultural diversity seen in the present.
  • Describe how cultural systems construct reality differently for various human groups.
  • Describe how varying types of data are collected, analyzed, synthesized and interpreted to achieve these first two goals.
  • Communicate anthropological knowledge effectively through written, oral and data presentation in varying formats for diverse audiences.
  • Discuss human diversity and how knowledge about human diversity should lead to a better understanding of and therefore respect for people whose culture differs from ours.