Anthropology Club is an awesome way to meet new people, make connections with professors, grad students, and the department, as well as listen to awesome speakers that help prep and grow the anthropologist in you; with the occasional snacks, food, and field trips!  

Furthermore, feel free to email the club with any questions at .

For Fall 2020 - Spring 2021  Ella Stritzel 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

Upcoming Meetings

All meetings are via Zoom Tuesdays 5:15 - 6:15 PM

October 27th -   Laura Deluca will be discussing the global seminar in Tanzania that will take place in June 2021.
The seminar is open to all majors and gives 3 anthropology credits. We hope to see y'all there!

ANTH Club Laura DeLuca Speaker Flyer

October 13th -  Matthew Sponheimer talking about biological anthropology.

ANTH Club Matt Sopnheimer Speaker Flyer

October 20th - Alexander Watkins and Juliann Couture the Art History and Anthropology librarians.

ANTH Club Alex Waktins Speaker Flyer

November 3rd - Dr. Rauh from Pardue speaking about pirates, specifically focusing on Grecco-Roman

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. From 2016-2018, students had the opportunity to live in and do archaeology with contemporary American Indian communities in the Southwest with Scott Ortman.  In 2019 the field school returned to the Great Plains with Doug Bamforth.  The field school will be returning again to the Great Plains in 2020.

Summer Archaeological Field School 2020: The 2020 University of Colorado, Boulder, Anthropology Department archaeological field school focuses on the Plains Village Period (roughly AD 1250 through 1400) occupation of northeastern Nebraska.  The class will provide training in detailed archaeological site excavation, some soil/stratigraphic analysis and, depending on ongoing negotiations with local groups, site survey and recording.

Field school Ad 2020

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.

More Information on the 2020 Field School

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

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.

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

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!

Study Abroad - Global Seminar May 2020
Primates of Vietnam

Course Information:

Primates of Vietnam: Conservation in a Rapidly Developing Country is an immersive global seminar that will take place in southern and central Vietnam. We will travel to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) to begin an exploration into the conservation of primates in this amazing country. Vietnam is home to 25 primate species and an ever growing and expanding human population. This course will examine challenges, success, and failures in the conservation of these creatures within the context of development within the historical context of Vietnam.

The course will be divided into three segments, where we will travel to separate locations to address topics directly. In HCMC we will meet with government and non-governmental organizations (NGO) to discuss conservation and development and tour through this city to explore the historical and cultural changes that have made this a modern city. We will travel to Cat Tien National Park, one of the largest protected areas in Vietnam, where we will meet with science and technical officers, animal rescue center staff, and tourism coordinators to better understand changes and challenges in conservation on the front lines. We will also travel to Da Nang City to visit GreenViet, a recently formed conservation NGO and Son Tra Nature Reserve, where GreenViet is overseeing a number of activities. In addition, Son Tra NR is a location where conservation and tourism development are often in direct conflict.

Through all of these topics, students will keep a daily journal to submit through Canvas, detailing their views and concerns about these important issues.    

Learning Goals:

At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:

-Detail conservation concerns within Vietnam and the broader global context.

-Understand how field primatology research is conducted.

-Identify conservation organizations and how to be involved with the protection of biodiversity.

-Gain a deeper appreciation for cross-cultural study in an immersive setting.

Study Abroad Summer 2020

There are no pre-requisites and students at any stage of their undergraduate studies will be considered.
For more information see Education Abroad

Information Session October 29 5pm in UMC 425.  Applications due by December 1 2019.

Study Abroad - Global Seminar Summer 2020
Gender, Race & Tourism in Contemporary Cuba

Course Information:

Want to study Gender, Race, & Tourism through an anthropological lens in Cuba this summer? Earn six credits in five weeks on an exciting Global Seminar! You will visit museums and places of cultural and historical relevance, and there will be excursions to other parts of the country beyond the capital city of Havana. The program is open to all majors, and there is no Spanish language requirement.

Not sure if you can afford to study abroad? There are several financial assistance opportunities specific to this program, including significant scholarships, grants, airfare funding, and passport application assistance. Check out the program webpage and contact for more information.

Learn more at an info session with the Director, CU professor Dr. Kaifa Roland: Friday, January 31, at 11:30 am in Hale 450.

Interested in the program but can’t make it to the meeting? See a video of Dr. Roland talking about her program here!

cuba summer 2020

For more information see Education Abroad

Information Session January 31 11:30am in Hale 450.

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.

Anth honors meeting for April 30 2020

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