Apr 02, 2023  
Catalogue 2022-2023 
Catalogue 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology Department

Chair: April Beisaw;

Professors: Colleen Ballerino Cohenb, Martha Kaplan, Thomas Porcello (and Dean of Studies), David Tavárezb;

Associate Professors: April M. Beisaw, Candice M. Lowe Swift;

Assistant Professor:  Zachary Cofran;

Lecturer:  Louis Römer;

Visiting Associate Professor: Kaushik Ghosh;

Adjunct Instructor: Ryan Rybka

On leave 2022/23, first semester

On leave 2023/24, second semester

The field of anthropology seeks to promote a holistic understanding of social life by offering complex accounts of human histories, societies and cultures. Anthropologists undertake ethnographic, archival, and archaeological research on the varied aspects of individual and collective experience in all time periods and parts of the world. The Department of Anthropology offers a wide range of options for majors and for nonmajors in recognition of the broad interdisciplinary nature of the field. 

NRO: One introductory course taken NRO may count towards the major if a letter grade is received. If a student receives a PA for an introductory course taken under the NRO option, that student must complete 12.5 courses for an anthropology major. No other required courses for the major may be taken NRO.

Recommendations: The field experience is essential to the discipline of anthropology. Therefore, majors are urged to take at least one Community-Engaged Learning course, to engage in field research during the summer, and/or to undertake independent fieldwork under a study away program.

Anthropological Research Experience: The department also offers students the opportunity for independent fieldwork/research projects through several of its courses and in conjunction with on-going faculty research projects. Opportunities for laboratory research, which is also critical to anthropological inquiry, are available in our Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Language, Culture and History labs.

Advisers: The Department.



Correlate Sequences in Anthropology


Anthropology: I. Introductory

Anthropology: II. Intermediate

Anthropology: III. Advanced