Anthropological Pathways to Careers

To guide individual student curricular advising and planning, the following Pathways are recommended by the Anthropology faculty to students who wish to develop professional skills in one or another of Anthropology’s distinct focal areas. Use these recommendations–together with consistent contact with your anthropology advisor–to assemble courses and educational experiences that best meet your interests as well as prepare you for a particular career path.

In Fall 2017, we expect that students following a given Pathway will also be able to simultaneously complete one of three corresponding Areas of Emphasis within the ANT major.  Stay tuned for details and talk to your advisor.

PATH I:  Students interested in Cultural Anthropology should consider focusing on the following:

  • The introductory course (ANT 201) for Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 362 – Health, Culture & Society
  • ANT 460 – Crime and Custom
  • ANT 466 – Culture and Environment
  • ANT 472 – Language, Gender & Body
  • An ethnographic methods course such as ANT 361
  • An ethnological theory course such as ANT 491
  • A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course such as ANT 402
  • An internship or study abroad experience
  • The Senior Seminar or Honors Thesis sequence (if eligible) for your capstone experience

PATH II:  Students interested in Archaeology should consider focusing on the following:

  • The introductory course (ANT 322) for Archaeological Anthropology
  • ANT 325 – World Prehistory
  • ANT 326  – Classical Archaeology
  • A culture area course, such as ANT 442
  • An archaeological methods course such as ANT 324
  • An archaeological theory course such as ANT 428
  • A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course such as ANT 402
  • A field school experience such as ANT 323 is essential
  • The Senior Seminar or Honors Thesis sequence (if eligible) for your capstone experience

PATH III:  Students interested in the Anthropology of Environmental and Community Health should consider focusing on the following:

  • The introductory course (ANT 362) for Medical Anthropology
  • ANT 464 – Design, Planning & Health
  • ANT 465 – Disaster, Culture & Health
  • ANT 466 – Culture and Environment
  • An ethnographic methods course such as ANT 361
  • A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course such as ANT 402
  • A social statistics course such as ANT 301
  • An internship or study abroad experience in a health-related agency or educational program
  • The Senior Seminar or Honors Thesis sequence for your capstone experience