• Anthropology South America
  • Anthropology South America City
  • Anthropology Social Cultural
  • Anthropology Social Cultural
  • Archeology

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Anthropological Knowledge
Students learn anthropology by acquiring the skills of reading professional writings, historical and contemporary, for their location in the scholarly literature and for how the works develop arguments using concepts and data, and provide knowledge of a range of social situations and locations.

2. Critical Thinking and Professional Writing 
Students will learn to produce their own arguments and studies on society, culture, and history by mobilizing professional literature and data, both gathered by others and by themselves, demonstrating a critical understanding of how data can be constituted.

3. Methodological Knowledge
Students will learn to grasp the nuances, strengths, and weaknesses of both qualitative and quantitative methodology in anthropology of those as well as classical anthropological participant observation.



Anthropology studies human diversity and complexity. It has four main branches:

  1. Social Cultural
  2. Biological
  3. Archaeology
  4. Linguistics

Anthropologists increasingly focus on practical concerns. 

Faculty expertise focuses on the peoples and cultures of the Andes and western Amazon, Mexico, Latter-day Saints, Popular Catholicism, shamanism, religion health, digital anthropology, food, peoples of the Great Basin, Fremont, indigenous Southwest and public archaeology.  Training at UVU is interdisciplinary and provides a strong grounding in anthropological history and social theory, as well as in methods. We emphasize the classic four fields and encourage students to develop and carry out their own research projects as part of becoming anthropologists. 

UVU Anthropology faculty Dr. David Yoder and his students were featured in a story on Fox 13 News Utah because of their Summer 2015 field school work at the Hinckley Mounds in Provo, you can see news story here.


View degree and Anthropology emphasis requirements

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American Anthropological Association

Anthropology Career Information


Meet with an Academic Advisor

Anthropology Advisor - Lori Duke
Office: CB 506G
To schedule an appointment, please call 801.863.5717 or 801.863.6377