Cultural Anthropology is the study of the human behaviors, values, and practices that are learned in social contexts and given particular meanings by different groups. Cultural anthropologists study-specific societies' practices (ethnography) as well as comparing practices across cultures (ethnology). Our faculty are particularly interested in globalization as an engine of culture change.
The cultures of groups around the world are documented in writing, film, video, and audio recordings. Currently, at CSU, faculty have expertise in a wide number of geographical areas: West & East Africa, including Ethiopia, Mesoamerica, and South America.
For courses and course information please visit the undergraduate catalog.