Faculty within the anthropology program place heavy emphasis on participatory monitoring as a method of devising hypotheses about groups or cultures. They are committed to offering students an education that provides an understanding of human cultures, past and present, and knowledge of their social, political economic and environmental systems.
Through your course of study you will learn how to think independently and critically, communicate effectively, and function in a multicultural world. An anthropological approach to studying humankind is invaluable in helping students examine contemporary issues in their lives and the world.
While this degree offers flexibility, it still requires a commitment of time and attention. It is recommended that you plan to spend nine to twelve hours per week on a three-credit course, though the time required will vary depending on your learning style. You should expect to be challenged by the analytical and communication requirements of this program, so you gain the skills that make this degree so valuable to your current and future employers. Your participation and work will consist of things like:
- Readings, research, and case studies
- Online threaded discussions
- Final exams
- Group projects
- Labs, including ANTH 121
This program strives to be interactive and requires you to be an active participant in class. The format and extent of your interactions with faculty and fellow students depend on the course, but each course generally has online or telephone office hours, email contact, discussions, and weekly assignments. With an average class size of just 25 students, you receive personalized attention from experienced university faculty.