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
Next Class (Jan 28) meets in Marriott 1110
Syllabus for spring 2015
Career Slideshows from fall 2014
Homework Assignments Click on each assignment and read instructions carefully
- Finding sources due Feb 11
- Talk to a Prof due Feb 25
- Film review assignment--Anthropology
careers due April 1
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.