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2018-19 College of Liberal Arts 
2018-19 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, among other fields.

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

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

Anthropology majors must 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
  • ANT 410 Seminar: Theory in Practice  
  • Satisfactory performance on a mock job interview with anthropology department faculty members

Students seeking recommendations for graduate school in anthropology must complete a course in statistics (chosen in consultation with a departmental advisor), and should participate in a field experience abroad or a community engagement experience.

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