ANTHROPOLOGY AT QUEENS COLLEGE
Anthropology Department at Queens College aims to give students a
knowledge of human origins and development, the varieties of human
cultures, and cultural and social complexities of our species. A major
in Anthropology provides the necessary preparation for graduate work in
the field, as well as valuable background for careers in education,
international studies, medicine and allied professions, sociology, and
social work, as well as for participation in community organizations.
wishing to major in anthropology may choose between two tracks: general
anthropology and pre-professional anthropology. Students must declare
their intention to major in anthropology by requesting a department
adviser and by completing their concentration form in consultation with
the adviser. Pre-professional majors are especially encouraged to work
closely with a faculty adviser. Although course requirements are
designed to prevent premature undergraduate overspecialization, there
is sufficient flexibility to permit a student to emphasize cultural,
biological, or archaeological anthropology. The selection of elective
courses in the field of interest (both from within and outside the
department) should be done in consultation with a faculty adviser from
the respective sub-discipline.
|NEWS & UPDATES
|Dr. Timothy Pugh's ongoing
archaeological research on an ancient Mayan city in Nixtun-Ch'ich' in
Guatemala has been featured on Yahoo News (May 1, 2015). For more
details on Dr. Pugh and his team's findings, click here.
Dr. Sara Stinson, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, was the 2015 recipient of the Franz Boas Distinguished Achievement Award. This award honors members of the Human Biology Association who have made exemplary contributions to human biology in science and scholarship.
Dr. Erika Eichhorn Bourguignon, distinguished anthropologist and alumnus of Queens
College (class of ’45) died in Columbus, Ohio, on February 15, 2015. She was
professor emerita of anthropology at The Ohio State University, where she
taught for more than 40 years. She is best known for her contributions to
psychological anthropology, anthropology of religion and anthropology of
women. For more information on Dr. Bourguignon’s work and what contributions
may be made in her honor, click here.
Our Fall 2015 Course
schedule is available here.
Dr. Karine Tache's recent publication on
aquatic resources and their link to pottery usage in Northeastern North
America was covered in Science Daily (Feb. 3, 2015).