Anthro 3001: Anthropology as a Major and a Career
The course has two main aims: (1) to provide you with the information
and skills needed to be a successful student in the Department of
Anthropology, and (2) to prepare you to use your degree productively
after you graduate. You will learn about departmental programs and
University resources through guest speakers and library workshops, and
you will explore career options through an individual and group
Changes to the course calendar are on the new
- archaeology and medical reports: Dec 3
- cultural and biological reports: Dec 10
The films for the career assignment
are available for streaming. To access the links, go to the Film
Review assignment on Turnitin and look for the Special Instructions.
You will probably have to cut and paste the link into your browser.
Let me know if you have problems. Due Nov 12.
The Syllabus contains the course
calendar and related information about the course. For detailed
information about homework assignments and career reports, see the
links on this webpage under "Homework Assignments" and "Career Reports."
Submit all assignments to turnitin.com.
Be sure to check that your assignment was submitted successfully
(check for the digital receipt). Turnitin very occasionally fails to
record things accurately.
- Click "submit" after you upload your paper. You will
receive a digital receipt.
- The preview button only shows the plain text version, but the formatted
version is submitted.
- Click the blue view button to see comments. You need to
click on the comment bubble to read it.
Homework Assignments Click on each assignment and read instructions carefully
- Finding sources due Sept 24
- Talk to a Prof due Oct 8
- Film review assignment--Anthropology
careers due date postponed to Nov 12
1. Career Advice from Anthropology Associations
2. News Articles about Anthropologists in the Workplace
- 28% employment growth projected for anthropologists and archaeologists from the
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010-11. The report indicates that for anthropologists and archaeologists, opportunities will be best with management, scientific, and technical consulting services companies.
- What to do with a degree in Anthropology
(from The Guardian, August 2010: Anthropology graduates enter a
variety of professions and their employability will no doubt increase
as the world becomes ever more globalised).
- Fewer engineers, more anthropologists (from Navi Radjou's blog on the Harvard Business Review).
- Anthropologists go native in the corporate village (FastCompany.com, Dec. 2007)
- Corporate anthropology:
Dirt-free research(cnn.com, 2008)
- Mirror, mirror: The Anthropology of dressing rooms (New York Times, May, 1999)
- The Science of Desire (marketing and consumer research article, Business Week, June, 2006)
- How Moore's Law drove Intel into the arms of anthropologists (arstechnica.com, 2010. Ethnography better than focus groups at learning what consumers will want.)
Hiring window is open at the foreign service (New York Times, Dec. 2008).
Video interviews with five anthropologists at the Smithsonian Museum
(N. Amer. archaeology, osteology, Arctic studies, linguistics, film archivist).
3. Field Schools and International Opportunities Here are some links to field schools. There are many organizations that sponsor field research expeditions, not all of them reputable. Do your own due diligence.