Dec 08, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Jacqueline Eng
Sarah Hill
Jon Holtzman
Vincent Lyon-Callo
Ann Miles
Michael Nassaney
Laura Spielvogel
Bilinda Straight
Kristina Wirtz
Allen Zagarell

The anthropology program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the human condition in its plurality through the integration of historical, cultural, linguistic, and biological perspectives. Through course offerings, students will broaden their familiarity with diverse ways of life past and present; gain knowledge of human adaptation and variation from our earliest ancestors to modern peoples; and be exposed to perspectives and methods that challenge multiple forms of social inequality. The anthropology faculty places an emphasis on anthropology as a critical social science. Students will also have opportunities to participate in various field programs here and abroad and will receive preparation for graduate study in anthropology.

All major and minor programs must be approved by one of the department’s undergraduate advisors. Students are expected to meet with their undergraduate advisor at least once every semester, preferably prior to selecting courses for the following semester. Students applying to graduate school in anthropology are encouraged to meet with their advisor two semesters before they plan to graduate for assistance in selecting appropriate programs.

Enrollment in 5000-level courses require Junior standing and 12 hours of course work in anthropology, including any specified prerequisites for each class.

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