University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Anthropology

Undergraduate Program in Anthropology

The department offers a broad range of courses reflecting the breadth of the discipline as well as the diversity of our faculty's experiences and research interests.

Our program begins with four basic courses designed to introduce anthropology's four major subfields:

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Prehistoric Archaeology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Linguistic Anthropology

Students can gain practical field experience in courses such as:

  • Field Work in Archaeology
  • Methods of Ethnographic Field Work
  • Human Osteology and Archaeology
  • Laboratory Archaeology

Course offerings emphasize cultures of different areas of the world with particular strengths in:

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • North America
  • China
  • Eastern Europe
  • Africa
  • South Asia

Faculty also regularly teach topical classes related to their ongoing research. Recent offerings include:

  • Food and Culture
  • Anthropology of Media
  • Culture, Health and Healing
  • Primates and Anthropology
  • Street Children
  • Bioarchaeology of Identities
  • Language, Gender and Sexuality
  • Archaeology of the American Southwest
  • Language and Mind
  • Landscape Anthropology and Spatial Analysis

In addition to the major, we offer a minor in anthropology. The minor emphasizes developing an understanding of at least two of the four subfields. We also feel a strong obligation to provide students who are not concentrating in anthropology with a sense of the discipline and especially some idea of the diversity of human kind.

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