In order to receive anthropology credit for summer field work or summer school classes at other institutions, the university requires that you have your field program or classes pre-approved by the Curriculum Coordinator, Dr. David Browman.
Bring a copy of the description of the field work or courses, your statement of academic purpose, and a copy of your student record printout from WebSTAC.
Summer School Field Work Projects
For both U.S. and foreign field work projects, Arts and Sciences requires that you secure pre-approval in order to receive credit. Summer field work projects abroad are different from regular course work abroad in terms of approval procedure. Field work is a discipline requirement and falls under different academic rules. While, on one hand, you will not need to await for approval from the Overseas Office once Dr. Browman has pre-approved your proposal for summer field work abroad, on the other hand, in order to receive credit, you must file the following three forms with the Overseas Office: 1) their Data Sheet; 2) their Assumption of Risk form; and 3) their Parental Consent form.
After the field project, you must submit a portfolio of your work to the department by the end of the second week of the fall or spring semester after you return from your field project. The portfolio will be defined before you leave, but it may include a daily log or journal, samples of your field notes, or a report you completed for your field sponsor. Review of this portfolio is the final step before credit is recommended.
Summer School Coursework
If you elect to take summer school class work at any other institution and expect to apply coursework from that institution to your anthropology major, that course must be pre-approved by Professor Browman. If the institution is outside the U.S. you must also obtain approval from the Overseas Office.
In order to receive transfer credit, you must have filled out all the appropriate forms and received the necessary permission for the option you elect before you leave campus.
The faculty in the Anthropology Department are active in research and bring a diversity of experiences to their teaching. In recent years, they have conducted research in Afghanistan, Bolivia, Brazil, Central Asia, China, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Europe, Guatemala, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mexico, Namibia, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Georgia, South Africa, South Asia, Tibet, and Uganda, along with many sites in the United States.