Peter G. Stromberg
H. Thomas Foster, II
Robert B. Pickering
Peter G. Stromberg
For more information about degree offerings by the faculty of anthropology, visit the Department of Anthropology webpage.
The program in anthropology, offering Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees, is designed to provide students with a strong general background in anthropology preparatory to graduate studies or employment in fields such as qualitative and applied research, archaeology, foreign relations, international business, international law, and social work. The curriculum requires all students, under the supervision of an anthropology faculty member, to complete a research project in some area of the student’s interest. Individual counseling is provided for all students.
Lower division work in anthropology emphasizes the four major divisions of the discipline: physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics. Upper division courses emphasize archaeology and cultural anthropology, with supporting courses in physical anthropology and linguistics offered at the junior level.
Students who complete the bachelor’s degree will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the theories and methods of the four fields of anthropology - archaeology, social/cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology - and be able to analyze their interrelationships.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the challenges of social change and civic engagement that will permit them to work effectively with others.
- Obtain employment or apply to graduate school.
- Demonstrate a greater appreciation of the diversity of human cultures.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the variety of human cultures, past and present, including their connections, similarities, and contrasts - a truly global view.