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2017-18 College of Liberal Arts 
2017-18 College of Liberal Arts [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology Major

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Meet the Faculty

The anthropology major exposes students to many related sub-disciplines of the field. Undergraduates take courses in cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics.

The study of anthropology develops analytical and research skills necessary for understanding the complexities of the world’s cultures. It also prepares students for careers in business, law, government, and medicine.

Because anthropology emphasizes field research, the department provides opportunities to visit and study other modern cultures, as well as to analyze fossils and archaeological materials.

Anthropology encompasses many interests and approaches – from archaeology to primate behavior. Anthropology courses probe the biological basis of human society, cultural mores, social change, and the development of civilization.

Anthropology majors must declare their major early and choose an advisor in the department.

Major Requirements

Ten (10) courses are required, six (6) of which must originate within the Department of Anthropology at Rollins.

Additional Requirements

  • One (1) anthropology course at any level
  • Three (3) anthropology courses at the 300-400 level, one of which includes a fieldwork component
  • One (1) capstone seminar, seniors only
  • Satisfactory performance on a comprehensive examination

Students seeking recommendations for graduate school in anthropology must complete a course in statistics (chosen in consultation with a departmental advisor).

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