Anthropology was the science that explored the origins (evolution), physical development, cultural development (language, politics), biological characteristics, sociology, and beliefs (religion and philosophy) of a culture. By the 23rd century the field expanded to include the field of astral anthropology. (TOS: "The Galileo Seven")

One who studied the subject was generally known as an anthropologist. During the 23rd century, Starfleet vessels included an A&A officer, who specialized in archeology, anthropology, and ancient civilizations. (TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?")

A three people anthropology team, including the Doctors Palmer, Barron, and Mary Warren observed and studied the proto-Vulcan humanoid society on Mintaka III in 2366. (TNG: "Who Watches The Watchers")

Anthropology was a general course taught at Starfleet Academy. (TNG: "The Game")

In the illusion for the USS Voyager crew created by the telepathic pitcher plant, in 2375, Chakotay was offered a part-time professorship of anthropology at Starfleet Academy. (VOY: "Bliss")

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Many personnel cards in the Star Trek Customizable Card Game have anthropology listed as a skill and many missions require it.

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