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Experiential Learning

The Anthropology department offers students numerous opportunities to participate in experiential learning.

In the classroom…

Examine human and non-human skeletal remains, and lithic and ceramic artifacts in our many lab-based courses.

In the lab…

Learn scientific methods in archaeology by processing bone samples for chemical analysis, or processing animal carcasses for study.

In the field…

Learn how to excavate archaeological sites and collect mortuary data from cemeteries.


Popular Courses

Some of our most popular courses include:

  • The Archaeology of Natural Disasters
  • Plagues and People
  • Virtual Worlds
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Primate Behaviour

Career Paths

Anthropology graduates may pursue careers in academia, business, government, or non-profit and community-based organizations.  Possibilities include:

Education/Outreach            Administration/Management
Archaeology                Ethnography/Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Resource Management (CRM)    Evaluation/Assessment
Historic Preservation            Health (international/public health)
Museum/Curation/Project Design    Environment and Natural Resources
Community Development        Business
Advocacy (human rights/social justice)    Tourism/Heritage
Human/Social Services            Healthcare Management/Services/Deliver
Computers/Software Development/    Management Consulting/Organizational
Information Technology            Development/Training    
Design (products and/or services)    Social Impact Assessment
International Development/Affairs    Market Research
Forensics                Law/Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Mass Communication            Humanitarian Efforts

(taken from the American Anthropological Association website)  

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