The Department of Anthropology desires to offer students the broadest possible array of courses to make a student's educational experience here as exciting and rewarding as possible. Some constraints limit our ability to offer students all the courses as often as we might wish. Please see "Suggestions for effective planning of your anthropology major." It contains a table listing the semester rotation of anthropology courses to help students plan their passage through the major or minor as efficiently as possible.
Current Course Offerings
Internships & Field Schools
- American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
- Andean Action Research
- National Association of Practicing Anthropology (NAPA-OT)
- National Council of Jewish Women
Scholarships & Funding
Student & Alumni Projects
Here are a few interesting things current and former Anthropology students from Montclair State University are working on or have been involved in:
- Revolution on the Road
- The Anthropology Song: By Daionisio, October 3, 2009
Internships & Field Schools - Details
The Anthropology Internship Program at the AMNH offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in anthropology, museums, or related fields. Anthropology interns work on various projects relating to the collections or to the ongoing research interests of the staff. Acceptance to the internship program is competitive. The number of interns accepted in any given session varies and is based on staff projects. For more information, see:
The Center for Social Well Being hosts 3 week training program in ethnographic field methods, as well as Spanish and Quechua language classes, in the Peruvian Andes. The combined undergraduate and graduate level seminar is held at the center's rural base, an adobe lodge on an ecological ranch in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, 7 hours northeast of Lima. Coursework provides in-depth orientation to theory and practice in anthropological investigation that emphasizes methods in Participatory Action Research and Andean Ethnography centered on themes of Climate Change with respect to Ecology, Health, Education, Community Organization and related topics. Students have the opportunity to actively engage in ongoing investigations in local agricultural communities to develop effective field research techniques, and to acquire language skills. In addition, the program provides excursions to museums, archaeological sites, glacial lakes, and optional outdoor recreational activities. The total cost is $3,200 US dollars, which includes all in-country travel, food and accommodations at the center, and course materials. The program is under the direction of Applied Medical Anthropologist, Patricia J. Hammer, Ph.D., and Ecologist, Flor de María Barreto Tosi.
Program dates: December 26th 2010 through January 14th 2011
This field school also runs programs in the summer.
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