General Description / Special Programs
The Anthropology major incorporates theoretical and applied courses in archaeology, cultural, physical, and linguistic anthropology. The capstone of the major is the nationally recognized three-semester independent study thesis. Working closely with one faculty advisor, students take an anthropological research project from start to finish. Recent I.S. topics have included museum exhibits, green architecture, urban poverty and gentrification, the politics of organ donation, and the effects of tourism on rural communities.
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Degrees Offered BA Anthropology
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
BA/BS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
Majors: Twelve courses including two introductory courses, ethnographic methods, social statistics, a geographic area course, anthropological theory, three electives, and a senior independent study thesis
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Grants Or Funding A limited number of small grants are available for students each year through the endowed Guldin Fund to help them complete their research projects or present their findings at a national or regional conference.
Support Opportunities <p>The College-wide Sophomore Research Program provides funding for student participation in ongoing faculty research. Anthropology faculty regularly participate in this program. Limited support is also provided to a small number of department assistants and tutors.</p>
Program Details
Research Facilities <p>Archaeology lab, computer labs</p>
Library Resources Access to all anthropological databases through SUMMONS, CONSORT, and OHIOLINK, as well as an extensive print collection of anthropological sources; all seniors receive a carrel in the library for their senior IS project.
Misc Information Anthropology faculty hold joint appointments in Archaeology and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and contribute to other interdisciplinary programs across campus, such as Africana Studies, East Asian Studies, and Latin American Studies.
Certs Offered 0
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Seniors with a 3.5 GPA or higher are nominated for membership in Lambda Alpha, the National Anthropology Honor Society. The student run Sociology and Anthropology club (Culture Club) provides opportunities for student to socialize with one another, bring in guest speakers, and organize career symposia.
Anthropology Club Advisor: David McConnell
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1