Anthropology Program

An exciting anthropology curriculum awaits you at NWC

Anthropology is the study of humankind in the broadest possible sense. In our courses, you will learn about the cultures of Mesoamerica such as the Maya and Aztecs, discover the complex behavior of primates like chimpanzees, study the archaeology of Wyoming and the American Southwest, examine the worldwide cultural diversity of living people, and explore the fossils and artifacts of our earliest human ancestors.

Our curriculum includes courses on and off campus. The on-campus curriculum contains all the courses typical of an anthropology curriculum in its first two years. Our off-campus courses offer students unique anthropological adventures. Some courses are international and have taken students to places like Stonehenge in England or Inka sites in Peru while others are more local and have allowed students the opportunity to conduct archaeological excavations here in Wyoming.


NWC anthropology students visiting the Inka site of Saksaywaman, Peru.

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Greg Smith
Associate Professor of Anthropology