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Anthropology: Getting Started

Anthropology is the scientific study of humans and human behavior and societies in the past and present.

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Department of Anthropology

For information about the courses, please visit the Department of Anthropology website.

Off-campus Access

You can access all of the Library's electronic resources from off-campus through the Library's website and online catalog. Any link to a database or journal on these websites will redirect patrons to log in using your My Whittier username and password.


Whittier College's Anthropology Department states that "Anthropology brings students and scholars together to understand human experience in all of its fullness." Use the tabs to navigate this guide, and be sure to scroll down to see the content on each page.  

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