The mission of the Anthropology Program at SCSU is to educate students on the principles of anthropological knowledge through critical thinking, reading and writing skills. The Anthropology Minor allows students to participate in the Anthropology program while also concentrating on their major or interdisciplinary focus. Students will acquire the skills needed to achieve success in a diverse and increasingly complex cultural environment through a better understanding of human diversity, contemporary as well as ancient, an advanced knowledge of human evolution, a comprehensive understanding of the challenges facing humanity today, and a broader appreciation for the complexity of culture as it shapes human communities and societies. The program creates a space for students to explore the human condition as they develop a more sophisticated understanding and appreciation of human variation across the globe and through time. Students in this program will be well prepared for advanced education in related disciplines or well positioned to integrate anthropological knowledge into their future professional endeavors.