The Department of Anthropology offers many opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in hands-on or experiential learning. We offer both international and local field courses, and several dedicated methods courses each year. In addition, many of our other offerings include elements of experiential learning through lab, tutorial activities or community-engaged learning.
ANTH 2201F: Urban Anthropology
ANTH 2223F: Doing Fieldwork in Anthropology
ANTH 2283F: Refugees and the Displaced
ANTH 3307A: Field Methods in Archaeology
ANTH 3332F: Sociocultural Anthropological Perspectives on the Lifecourse
ANTH 3338F: Skeletal Biology
ANTH 2230G: Arctic Archaeology
We periodically offer intensive and immersive field research experiences, providing advanced undergraduate students with the opportunity to participate in original research. These 1.0 credit courses are offered over 4-5 weeks in May-June. Some additional fees apply. In the past we have offered: Field Course in Buenos Aires, Argentina on “The Politics of Food” (2016), Field Course in Environmental Anthropology in Madagascar (2008, 2010, 2012, 2015), and Archaeological Summer Field School in Peru (2007, 2009, 2011).
Spring 2017: Field Course in Environmental Anthropology in Madagascar
In our fifth offering of this course, in May-June of 2017 Dr. Andrew Walsh will lead a group of Western students undertaking collaborative research with students from l’Université d’Antsiranana.
Read the Madagascar field course’s Facebook page at:
View videos of the Madagascar and Peru field schools at:
Field Course in Argentina, Spring 2016
This course, led by Dr. Adriana Premat, invited students to reflect on food and politics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at a time of crisis, five months after the inauguration of Mauricio Macri’s government.
View two videos prepared by students who participated in the 2016 Argentina field course:
Read the 2016 Argentina field course’s Facebook page at: