Department of Anthropology
Courses offering independence in anthropological study
Anthropology students at UVM are provided with opportunities to work with different faculty and others beyond UVM to gain "hands-on" experience in the field. Often referred to at UVM as the APLE program, the Academic Programs for Learning and Engagement, these opportunities are briefly explored below under two categories:
The research conducted by UVM anthropology faculty is rather diverse and various students have been involved with faculty research in the recent past. Recent anthropology research involving students has included:
- the study of prehistoric archaeological collections from the Caribbean islands of Anguilla and Montserrat
- study of archaeological collections from Maine and Vermont
- osteological analysis of human remains from both Bolivia and Vermont
These and other research opportunities are ongoing for anthropology students. Generally, research opportunities are available to advanced students in the different subdisciplines of anthropology.
How do you get involved? Students should contact individual faculty members with whom they are interested in doing research and/or contact the department chair.
Internship opportunities for UVM anthropology students are potentially even more diverse than faculty research collaboration opportunities, including:
- internships through UVM, for example, work with the UVM Consulting Archaeology Program doing a gamut of field and/or laboratory activities
- internships external to UVM such as one student's recent work with the Vermont State Archaeologist, Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, in Montpelier
There are many other potential opportunities for internships, depending on the student's background and interest in anthropology, although these too are generally done by advanced students.
No anthropology experience would be complete without the opportunity to pursue hands-on work, or the opportunity to make your own mark on the field. Many prestigious national awards seek to recognize students in anthropology who have been inspired by their coursework and want to use it as a launching pad to make a positive difference in the world.
Students who are excelling in their studies should strongly consider applying for the following awards. These opportunities range from undergraduate merit scholarships to postgraduate research opportunities to graduate school fellowships. To find the awards that best fit your intellectual track and personal aspirations, contact Director of Fellowships Advising Brit Chase or visit the Office of Fellowships Advising website.
The department considers study abroad to be an integral aspect of a high quality undergraduate experience. Learn about planning and prerequisites in our advising section.
Last modified September 09 2013 01:28 PM