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 project.


I have made several changes to the course calendar to better meet the class's needs: (a) Adding a lecture by a visiting anthro prof (Shane Macfarlane), (b) subtracting a lesson in the library, and (c) changing the date of the first assignment.

Please download the Revised Syllabus to see all the changes.

Submitting assignments to

As explained on the syllabus, set up an account with if you haven't done so previously, and use the enrollment password "career" and the class ID 13164027. Let me know if you have any problems.

When you upload an assignment, be sure to click submit, and make sure you get a digital receipt. If you have a problem, let me know. After the grade posting date, log on to check your grade and read the comments.

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Click on each assignment and read instructions carefully
  1. Finding sources due Sept. 26
  2. Talk to a Prof due Oct. 3
  3. Film review due Oct. 31

Career Reports

General Resources

Career Resources

Career Advice from Anthropology Associations

Field Schools and International Opportunities

Here are some links to field schools and related opportunities. There are many other organizations that sponsor field research expeditions, not all of them reputable. Do your own due diligence.

News Articles about Anthropologists in the Workplace