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About the Department
The UCCS Department of Anthropology serves students and the community by promoting and advancing a nuanced understanding of human origins, history, and diversity that is the basis for collaborative, community-based research. Integrating creative and robust research with outreach to students and the community through teaching and service, we provide our students with rich opportunities to learn and collaborate both in and out of the classroom.
We focus on opportunities such as team teaching, interdisciplinary coursework, and integration into applied and hands-on research projects to give our students a well-rounded look at the human experience.
Center for Cognitive Archaeology
The world-renowned UCCS Center for Cognitive Archaeology (CCA) provides both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to study the evolutionary development of cognition in humans and other primates. The CCA offers 12 different online courses taught by professors from UCCS and by experts from all over the world.
Upon successful completion of any four courses, UCCS will award an official Certificate of Cognitive Archaeology at the undergraduate or graduate level.