About Anthropology

Cave carvings with the word Anthropology across it

Anthropology is the comparative study of cultures, societies and human diversity across space and time.

Uniquely in academia, anthropology integrates approaches across the social and natural sciences and humanities to understand the human condition. Anthropologists emphasize human variation and the situated and subjective ways humans create meaning, value and engage in society within wider technological, economic and political forces.

When you choose to study Anthropology at the University of Windsor, you'll be welcomed into a tight-knit academic community. You will benefit from faculty expertise on:

  • gender
  • social change and social justice
  • migration and diaspora
  • human-animal relations
  • critical development studies
  • forensic anthropology
  • human skeletal biology
  • politics and policy
  • food security
  • changing world of work

You will learn valuable skills for analyzing diverse cultures, and understanding human development, multiculturalism, and the social environment, locally, nationally, and around the globe. You will have valuable opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills.

A background in Anthropology is excellent preparation for careers in public service, non-government organizations, international agencies, the education sector, and museums, in Canada – one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world – and beyond. Anthropology prepares you for the world.

At the University of Windsor, you can add Anthropology as a minor (link to Undergraduate Calendar) to your major program of study.