The department offers graduate training in the major subdisciplines of anthropology: archaeology, biological anthropology and cultural anthropology. Faculty have expertise in applied anthropology, medical anthropology, anthropological and molecular genetics, evolutionary studies, human nutrition, and demography; linguistics, 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., Africa, Asia, 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 throu
Departmental Graduate Teaching Assistantships (average annual stipend $17,000) 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.
University of Kansas Publications in Anthropology. email@example.com
We periodically offer on-line semester courses and some undergraduate courses on-line through the Center for Online and Distance Learning.