Welcome to the Department of Anthropology
The Anthropology Department at CUA offers undergraduate majors and minors, and an M.A. program. We have small classes and individualize programs for students, both as part of a liberal arts education and as preparation for further degrees, professional and research careers.
Attention majors! Become "Anthropology Ambassadors" in our expanding peer-mentoring program. Help current students in courses you have taken with your been-there-done-that experience. Gain practical experience that puts your training to work. If interested, contact the Department Chair.
Concentrate in archaeology or socio-cultural anthropology, coordinate an Anthropology major with interdisciplinary programs in Latin American & Latino Studies and Islamic World Studies as well as Pre-law and Pre-medicine, or tailor a program to individual interests such as culture and technology, refugee and migrant issues, environmental change, ancient civilizations or contemporary globalization at home and abroad. Anthropology provides a perspective on the world that is preparation for many professions.
Our MA program is for students seeking to upgrade skills and credentials, to supplement training in health, library science, education, social work, international development and other professional fields, or to explore their capacity for advanced research training in social-cultural anthropology or in archaeology. All students receive training in current theoretical perspectives, research methods and conduct, regional studies and in one of the topical specialties of current faculty.
Anthropology grads have gone on to graduate schools in the US and abroad, into media and advertising, IT market research, health care, Teach For America, the Peace Corps and Jesuit Volunteer Corps, community organizing (like Barack Obama, whose mother was an anthropologist), government, taught English in Japan, geography in Brazil, and Anthropology throughout the US and in other countries. Here, you can check out...
Summer field schools, study-abroad programs, local internships, research opportunities and announcements from Anthropology and other graduate programs are regularly posted on the bulletin board in the Department commons room. Check them out, and these links to...
In the Spotlight:
- Recent Graduates
- Regina F. Herzfeld Symposium
- Faculty & Students win Awards
- Books by Anthropology Alums
- Jim Miller's blog is now part of Huffington Post. If you have one, too, let us know! Read about Jim's experience here.
- Jess Cashin's blog on her Junior year in Granada, Spain
- Forensic Anthro Students become Crime Scene Investigators for a Day!
- Anthropological Adventures:
I've eaten that!
I've been there!
Returning Favorites in Fall 2013
ANTH 214 – Anthropology of Food
With almost 6 billion people to feed and unprecedented levels of human impact on the environment, many cultural, social, and environmental questions surround the supply of food - Ethical and non-ethical ways to produce food, how food production relates to a healthy environment, moves from the farmer to the dinner plate, becomes an expression of our social selves, and related questions.
Open to students in all majors