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Anthropology is an extraordinarily broad discipline that embraces biological, historical, and cross-cultural studies. These areas of focus within the discipline of anthropology work together in pursuit of understanding humans, past and present. Anthropology courses introduce students to themes of diversity and help us see various ways of being human. They also can help us understand and appreciate what we have in common despite our differences. The anthropology program at Antioch College focuses primarily on the subfield of cultural anthropology. Cultural anthropology examines a broad spectrum of cultural dimensions, such as language, religion, politics, ethnicity, gender and media, that inform human existence. The study of cultural anthropology allows students to reflect on their own cultural practices, while also enhancing their awareness and understanding of cross-cultural diversity.