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Anthropology is the study of human biology, society and culture from a global, holistic and comparative perspective. Sacred Heart University offers a Minor in Anthropology. The field of study examines the similarities, differences and development of human culture, behavior and biology. 

The Anthropology program emphasizes the subfield of cultural anthropology and offers courses in introductory cultural anthropology, world cultures, cross cultural perspectives on health and illness, North American Indians, and urbanism and urbanization in global perspective.

 

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College of Arts & Sciences Hosts Inaugural Faculty Showcase

February 14, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—The University Commons area and adjacent classrooms at Sacred Heart University were a hive of activity Feb. 8 as SHU’s College of Arts & Sciences hosted its inaugural CASCon event. The conference showcased the work of 55 faculty members from multiple disciplines. They formed 15 panels to provide presentations that emphasized the interdisciplinary nature of faculty scholarship and reaffirmed the College’s commitment to faculty scholarship and undergraduate research.

Kilby to Speak on Ice Age Time Capsules

October 4, 2016

Fairfield, Conn. - Sacred Heart University's Human Journey Colloquia Series will host Dr. J. David Kilby, associate professor at Texas State University, on Friday, October 28, at 7 p.m. in the Schine Auditorium. His talk is entitled, "Ice Age Time Capsules: Clovis Caches and Pleistocene Adaptations in the Northern Hemisphere."

Kilby to Speak on Ice Age Archeology of North America

October 4, 2016

Fairfield, Conn. - Sacred Heart University's Human Journey Colloquia Series will host Dr. J. David Kilby, associate professor at Texas State University, on Thursday, October 27, at 4 p.m. in the Curtis Hall Theater. His talk is entitled, "Ice Age Archeology of North America: Historical and Current Perspectives on the First Americans."