Program Type: Undergraduate
Degree Awarded: B.A. in Anthropology Select the degree to view its requirements and four-year plan.
Department: Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy
We prepare students both for career opportunities and graduate work in anthropology. Anthropology is the study of human beings, both biologically and culturally, in the past and present, mostly in the non-Western world, mostly through the method of fieldwork and/or labwork. Our anthropology program is home to exceptionally dedicated faculty with a variety of distinct academic specializations, including the subfields of cultural anthropology (study of the great variety of societies and cultures in the world today); archaeology (study of past societies and cultures); biological anthropology (study of the evolution and biological nature of humans and our primate relatives); anthropological linguistics (study of language and its relationship to culture); and applied anthropology (the use of anthropological knowledge to help solve practically oriented problems). We offer students opportunities to go on archaeology digs, develop museum exhibits, conduct observations and research at the Cincinnati Zoo, do research with various peoples throughout the state and nation, serve as research assistants to faculty, and travel to places such as Belize, Thailand, Ireland, Kenya, and Fiji.
Graduating Year: 2020
Education: Anthroplogy Major
Career: Graduate Student
Allison is a Graduate Student at Goucher College, with a focus on cultural sustainability. She previously worked at the Ojibwe cultural museum on the Mille Lacs Reservation. Her position allowed her to attend community ceremonies and learn historical Native American skills. She has also worked at the George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond (in Texas) as the site supervisor of two historical homes at this living history museum. She has also worked in museums in many different departments in Ohio and Minnesota. Her anthropology degree helped her to develop skills and experiences in program design, visitor/membership services, historic interpretation, historic home preservation and management.
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