Anthropology Club Upcoming Events

The CU Anthropology Club meets Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:00 PM in Hale 450.  Please feel free to attend meetings. All majors welcome!

Anthropology club plays host to guest speakers, arranges special events and field trips, as well as providing a cohesive community for students passionate about Anthropology. Upcoming events are posted on the main departmental bulletin board, near Hale 350.

For Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Rachael Wedemeyer is the Anthropology Club President.

Mission Statement

The Anthropology Club serves to inform students about career, educational, and life opportunities in the field of Anthropology and beyond. The Anthropology Club is a resource for any student who is interested in Anthropology and its many facets. As an academic club we will both benefit from and add to the experiences of the University and students that participate in our activities.

Anthro club Zoo Trip

Professor Covert and The Anthropology Club visit the Denver Zoo to learn about their conservation program for primates and other animals.
October 2017

Professor at archaeological siteEvery summer the CU Department of Anthropology conducts an archaeological field school for interested undergraduate and graduate students. From 2002 to 2004, the field school was in the Southwest (Utah and New Mexico). From 2005-2015, students set up camp on the Great Plains. Starting in 2016, students have the opportunity to live in and do archaeology with contemporary American Indian communities in the Southwest with Scott Ortman.

Summer Archaeological Field School 2018: The 2018 University of Colorado Boulder Anthropology Department archaeological field school focuses on ancestral Pueblo villages in the Pojoaque Pueblo area of northern New Mexico. The field school is being held in collaboration with the Pueblo of Pojoaque and provides training in test excavation, site survey and recording, laboratory analysis, and collaborative archaeology with Native American experts. Students will live in Pojoaque, will work with Pueblo elders and youth, and attend traditional ceremonies. The field school also involves weekend camp trips to important archaeological sites around the US Southwest. Enrollees typically pay an additional fee for room and board in addition to tuition, amount TBD.

ANTH 4350: Archaeological Field and Laboratory Research.

Students participate in archaeological field research or conduct laboratory analysis of archaeological materials and data. Students work with faculty on archaeological research projects with a field or lab focus, depending on the project undertaken. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., instructor consent. Same as ANTH 5350.

Archaeology program connects the past and present

For Patrick Cruz, studying archaeological sites in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico this summer was a way to hone his skills. But the trip also allowed Cruz, a CU Boulder archaeology graduate student, to retrace the journey his Tewa ancestors made centuries ago.

To read the full story, visit the Office for Outreach and Engagement website.

More Info on the 2018 Field School

2018 Field School Application

Field schools in physical anthropology and cultural anthropology are available through other universities. Please ask the undergraduate advisor for more information.

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) offers students a chance to work alongside a faculty sponsor on original research, and learn to write proposals, conduct research, pursue creative work, analyze data, and present results. For information call UROP at 303-492-2596.

Independent Study Application

exploring culture and media in southeast asia

Culture and Media in Southeast Asia - Dealine Extended to March 13 2017

  • Spend three weeks in Padang, West Sumatra; the Mentawai Islands; and Bali

  • Learn the ethnographic method and documentary filmmaking through immersion in the cultural politics of Indonesia

  • Participate in multi-day site visits, day trips, guided tours, and various cultural activities

  • Develop a capstone media project for your resume or portfolio

  • Engage directly with locals, professors, and other students in a multifaceted, traveling Global Seminar
  • Applicants are eligible for a $500-$2,000 CAS Southeast Asia Study Abroad Scholarship!
  • Missed the interest meeting? Check out the presentation here!

The experience of going abroad is invaluable for anthropology majors because first-hand experience abroad provides insights into the culture, history, and human diversity of another country or world region. Students immerse themselves in another culture and learn about it from the perspective of host country instructors. The university offers more than 300 programs throughout the world, all of which qualify for general degree credit. Many programs also offer Anthropology major requirements. Prior language study or other prerequisites are necessary for some programs, so early planning for study abroad is essential. Further information about study abroad is available from Education Abroad. To get started, complete Education Abroad 101, offered online and in-person, and then connect with a study abroad advisor to discuss your options & start an application!

Internships furnish students with an academic as well as work experience and add an important experiential component to their education. Internship study in Anthropology is restricted to majors in their junior and senior years with an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher. Before applying for an internship (ANTH 4930: Anthropology Internship), students need to obtain a faculty sponsor, complete the Department of Anthropology’s application form as well as the College of Arts and Sciences’ Learning Objectives Contract. Complete information is available from the departmental office in Hale 350 or by calling (303) 492-2547 or emailing


A new program called CU in D.C. can be found at The program involves sending CU undergraduate students to Washington D.C. for a semester to do an internship and to take CU courses. Students have the opportunity to intern at government agencies/departments, nonprofit organizations, arts & cultural institutions, and businesses in the nation’s capital. Many of the internship opportunities relate to Anthropology for example interning at the Smithsonian Institute. For a list of internship possibilites, please check out their new program website at

Internship Guidelines

Internship Application

The Anthropology Department encourages eligible majors (GPA of 3.3 overall and in the major) to graduate with Honors in Anthropology by taking the senior honors seminars (ANTH 4710 and 4720), completing an independent research project and writing an honors thesis. This honors program offers students the opportunity to work closely with a faculty advisor and complete a major research project. If you are interested in exploring this option of graduating with honors, please see the undergraduate advisor.

Students interested in teaching can often make arrangements to assist a faculty member in teaching a class. Course credit is available by making arrangements with a professor to get credit for ANTH 4910: Teaching Anthropology.

Casey’s Archaeology Lab (Photo/Jeff Ferguson)Larry’s Physical Anthropology Lab (Photo/Jeff Ferguson)

Teaching Assistant Application