Field and Methods Courses

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.

2018-2019 courses with an experiential learning component:


ANTH 2249F  Discourse Analysis

ANTH 2283F  Refugees and the Displaced

ANTH 3237A  Field Techniques in Linguistics

ANTH 3307A  Field Methods in Archaeology

ANTH 3338F  Skeletal Biology


ANTH 3313B  Artifact Analysis

ANTH 4408G  Paleopathology and Paleodiet

International Field Courses

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, 2017), and Archaeological Summer Field School in Peru (2007, 2009, 2011).

Read the Madagascar field course’s Facebook page at:

View videos of the Madagascar and Peru field schools at:

View two videos prepared by students who participated in the 2016 Argentina field course:

Read the 2016 Argentina field course’s Facebook page at: