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.
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.
Every 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.
Field schools in physical anthropology and cultural anthropology are available through other universities. Please ask the undergraduate advisor for more information.
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
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!
A new program called CU in D.C. can be found at http://cuindc.colorado.edu. 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 http://cuindc.colorado.edu.