The department offers training in the major subdisciplines of anthropology: archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. Faculty have expertise in applied anthropology, medical anthropology, anthropological and molecular genetics, evolutionary studies, human nutrition, and demography; endangered languages, and discourse analysis; geoarchaeology, Great Plains archaeology, Mesoamerican archaeology, and Old World archaeology; political anthropology, symbol systems, gender, economic anthropology, environmental anthropology, and indigenous studies. Area strengths include Latin America, U.S., the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Arctic. The department has ties to other disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. For example, joint degrees in Anthropology/Genetics are available through an integrated program with the Division of Biological Sciences. The department provides training in geoarchaeology in collaboration with the Kansas Geological Survey. And the department offers courses in the university's interdisciplinary Museum Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, East European and Central Asian Studies, East Asian, and Indigenous Studies Programs.
Departmental Graduate Teaching Assistantships (average annual stipend $17,500) and grant-funded Graduate Research Assistantships; Graduate School Summer Fellowships; and opportunities for doctoral students to teach their own courses. KU Financial Aid website: affordability.ku.edu/
Ethnographic collections (material culture) from around the world; major archaeological collections from North American Great Plains, Central America, and Europe; extensive genetic data in three molecular genetics laboratories, one for the study of ancient DNA and two for modern DNA; a new digital media laboratory; a shared teaching lab for qualitative and quantitative methods; and an extensive collection of fossil primate and human casts.For more information on the KU Laboratory of Biological Anthropology (LBA): http://lba.ku.edu/
University of Kansas Publications in Anthropology, list of KU publications: http://anthropology.ku.edu/publications-anthropology To purchase a book, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We periodically offer on-line semester courses and some undergraduate courses on-line through the Center for Online and Distance Learning.