The University of the Philippines Department of Anthropology, founded in 1917, is one of the earliest academic anthropology programs in Asia. The Department is now part of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, UP Diliman. It offers undergraduate and graduate courses in the four fields of anthropology: cultural/social anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. The courses are designed to help students understand human biological and cultural diversity, and the forces that shape cultural evolution and social change. The Department promotes global perspective and comparative approach in anthropology that is contextualized by doing ethnographic fieldwork, producing cultural knowledge that is engaged, critical and reflexive.