The Anthropology Program offers several experiential courses:
- ANTH 4480, Internship in Anthropology;
- ANTH 4482, Teaching Internship in Anthropology;
- ANTH 4140, Field Primatology;
- ANTH 4453, Field Project in Archaeology.
Field Project in Archaeology is offered in the summer session and provides an opportunity to participate in archaeological excavation and research at a local site. Recent excavations have focused on historic period sites in the region. More information will be available in the middle of each spring semester.
Students who enroll in Internship in Anthropology participate in hands-on research and/or work experience at a non-profit agency or organization outside of the university. Internships typically take place at local museums or social service agencies, although other options may be developed. This is excellent preparation for the work world.
Guidelines and Forms for Internships: Please be sure you understand the requirements outlined in the Guidelines. You will need to complete the forms before the beginning of your internship (except for the Evaluation form which should be given to your supervisor at the organization/agency). You should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Students in the Teaching Internship in Anthropology gain practical experience as a teaching assistant to a faculty member in the department. Teaching interns assist with exams, review sessions, and lectures for an introductory anthropology course. This is excellent preparation for students interested in graduate school.
Guidelines and Forms for Teaching Internship: Please be sure you understand the requirements outlined in the Guidelines. You will need to complete the application form during the semester before you wish to participate in Teaching Internship. You should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Field Primatology provides students with hands-on experience observing and analyzing behavior of primates. The course is offered in the spring session of even years (2018, 2020, 2022, etc.) and includes a week-long field school at the Lemur Conservation Foundation Myakka Reserve in Florida. More information will be available in the fall semester prior to a spring when this course is offered. Interested students should contact Dr. Lydia Light