Explore other cultures — and your own

Africa, Asia, Latin America and Native North America are among the areas you can study through our department.

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At Willamette, we specialize in cultural anthropology, attracting dynamic, globally minded and highly engaged student-scholars. 

While students examine the great diversity of cultures in the world, they learn reflexively about themselves, and about what most take for granted or assume to be “right” or “correct” ways of being and living.

Anthropology faculty teach courses on and conduct research in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Native North America. They specialize in cross-cultural, comparative analysis of health and healing, migration, music and performance, peace and war, language and communication, and art and material culture.