Familiarizes majors with the sub-fields of anthropology and provides an overview via practical exercises of foundational skills necessary for success in the anthropology major, CSU, and beyond. Topics include critical thinking and writing, conducting research, scholarly communication, and professional career development, with attention to how these apply to anthropology in particular.
Please have all textbooks in-hand at the beginning of the course.
Textbooks and Materials
Please check the CSU Bookstore for textbook information. Textbook listings are available at the CSU Bookstore about 3 weeks prior to the start of the term.
Keri earned both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in anthropology from California State University, Fullerton, and has completed all coursework for a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Nevada, Reno. Before joining Colorado State University in 2013, she taught anthropology for six years at the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV, as well as in Colorado at both Front Range Community College and Red Rocks Community College.
Keri is primarily a medical anthropologist whose research has focused on human sexual and reproductive health behavior among adults in the United States; she also studies how patients make decisions about certain reproductive medical procedures. She has previously been published as a columnist and book reviewer in anthropology journals, and her M.A. thesis was published as a book in 2008; her second book, Exploring Cultural Anthropology, was published by Kendall Hunt in 2014 (and updated in 2017). Keri is currently at work on a new course on the anthropology of beer and brewing.
Outside of work, Keri enjoys reading, writing, and spending time outdoors with her family, friends, and dogs. She has also developed a penchant for international travel and has visited (so far!) twelve different countries.