May 20, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Department of Anthropology

Peter G. Stromberg

Garrick Bailey
Duane H. King
Lamont Lindstrom
Robert B. Pickering
Peter G. Stromberg
Steadman Upham
Michael E. Whalen

Associate Professor
H. Thomas Foster, II

Assistant Professors
Miriam Belmaker
Briggs Buchanan
Danielle Macdonald

For more information about degree offerings by the faculty of anthropology, visit the Department of Anthopology webpage.

The program in anthropology, offering a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)  degree, 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.

Learning Objectives

There are three learning objectives for anthropology students. The first is career and academic preparation, enabling students successfully to pursue higher degrees in their chosen specialties. The second learning objective is intensive exposure to human diversity, past and present, physical and cultural. This directly supports the third objective, which is to prepare all students to understand and function in an increasingly interconnected world.