Disciplinary Minor - www.uwgb.edu/anthro
OVERVIEW OF ANTHROPOLOGY:
Anthropology is the holistic study of humans. It includes both the biology of human populations and the study of human culture and society, both in the present and the past.
The aims are to understand social and biological groups as wholes, the institutions found within them as systems, and the meanings people in society give to things, activities, and experiences. Developing this broad kind of understanding is beneficial for almost anything a person might choose to do in the future.
TIPS FROM THE PROFS:
(from Dr. Lynn Walter, Professor of Anthropology)
Think about how the Anthropology minor will articulate with your chosen major. Does it compliment it well? Does it fit with your career aspirations? These are important things to keep in mind before choosing this minor.
A word of caution to students in this minor: there is one course which is only offered EVERY OTHER year. This course is Political, Economic and Environmental Anthropology (Anth 303).
WHO SHOULD BE AN ANTHROPOLOGY MINOR:
A major in an interdisciplinary program combined with a minor in Anthropology provides a rich educational experience that can lead to one of several interesting intellectual and vocational directions. Appropriate majors include (but are not limited to) Human Biology, Social Change & Development, Humanistic Studies, Human Development, and even Business (international). For more information on these combinations, please visit this page developed by the Anthropology dept. @ http://www.uwgb.edu/anthro/combos.htm
Anyone who is interested in learning about the rest of the world will enjoy this minor. Also, if you are looking for opportunities to travel abroad for educational experiences, then this minor is great for you!
WHAT'S UNIQUE ABOUT THIS MINOR AT UWGB:
- INFINITE. This program perhaps provides the greatest facility for crossing cultural boundaries here at UW-Green Bay . Students are exposed to a wonderfully rich global perspective of societies, people, and cultures. .
- BREADTH. Both cultural and physical aspects of Anthropology are explored as they relate to the interdisciplinary majors.
SKILLS & ABILITIES GAINED WITH THIS MINOR:
- FAR-REACHING. One of the most important skills that students learn is the ability to think across cultural boundaries and to include all walks of life in their worldview, instead of excluding. Students do this by opening themselves to different cultures and ways of life in other societies.
- APPLICATION. Students have unique opportunities to observe Anthropological issues existing in the real world, allowing for the application of what is learned from within the classroom.
- WELL-ROUNDED. Included in the focus of traditional Anthropology topics, students will also be exposed to emphases on archaeology, linguistics, and biology. The end result is an inclusive and broad understanding of Anthropology.
- ESSENTIALS. Students learn to think critically and analytically, which are skills that employers value in their employees.
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A MINOR IN ANTHROPOLOGY:
NOTE: The Academic Adviser and Faculty Advisor can offer suggestions about career-oriented programs to combine with Anthropology. Also, students seeking teacher preparation should be sure to consult advisers both in anthropology and education early to make sure they meet all requirements.
The following list represents a few of the kinds of career titles for Anthropology.
In Health & Human Services: Advocate, Health Science Administrator, Physician, Social Worker , Family Service Counselor, Job Counselor, Public Health, Educator, Transplant Registry, Database Manager, Genetic Counselor, Medical Anthropologist, Social Service Agency, Planner
Research & Education: Academic Advisor/Counselor, Collections Manager, Foundation Program Manager, Museum Curator/Technician, Anthropologist, College Professor, Genealogist, Museum Education Director, Archaeologist, Computer Simulation Model Designer, Librarian, Paleontologist, Archivist, Contract Archaeologist, Linguist, Scientific Linguist, Art Conservator, Ethnologist, Marketing Researcher, Social Science Analyst, Behavioral Science Advisor, Field Archaeologist, Teacher, Elementary/Secondary, Bilingual/Bicultural Program Specialist, Forensic Anthropologist, Multicultural Education Specialist/Director, Teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL)
In Government & Public Service: Bureau of Indian Affairs Researcher, Cultural Artifact Specialist, Immigration Inspector, Peace Corps Volunteer, Community Development Officer, Cultural Resource Manager, International Agency Representative, Probation Officer, Community Planner, Foreign Affairs Officer, National/State Park Interpreter, Rural Development Officer, Congressional Committee Staff Director, Caseworker, Peace Corps Area Director, Urban Planner
In Business: Actuary, Environmental Impact, Assessment Researcher, Staff Training Specialist, Human Resources Manager, Management Consultant, Technical Writer, Biographer, Industrial Psychologist, Journalist, Union Legal Counsel
The following list represents a few of the kinds of businesses/institutions/fields that employ Anthropology graduates:
International business, universities and schools, government work, human development, Peace Corps, social service and health-related professions, museum and field work, environmental impact analysis, cultural resource management, economic development, social studies teaching, and advanced graduate study
Want to know more about the nature of the work, working conditions, earnings, training, and job outlook? Check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook @ http://stats.bls.gov/ocohome.htm
For more information about careers in Anthropology, contact:
The American Anthropological Association 4350 N. Fairfax Dr. Suite 640 Arlington , VA 22203 . 703/528-1902; fax 703/528-3546 Homepage @ http://wwwaaanet.org
For more information about careers in Archaeology, contact:
- Society for American Archaeology 900 2nd St. NE.Suite 12Washington, DC 20002. Homepage @ http://www.saa.org/
- Archaeological Institute of America 656 Beacon St. Boston , MA 02215 . Homepage @ http://www.archaeological.org/
LINKS TO GRAD PROGRAMS FOR ANTHROPOLOGY:
- Graduate School Guide. The comprehensive on-line guide to doctoral, masters, and professional programs. http://www.schoolguides.com
- Gradschools.com. The most comprehensive online source of Graduate School Information. http://www.gradschools.com/
- Peterson’s.com. The most comprehensive and heavily traveled education resource on the web. http://www.petersons.com/
- Or you can try any of the following search engine sites for information on the graduate school program of your choice! http://www.google.com http://www.yahoo.com, or http://www.snap.com
LINKS TO WEB SITES FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- American Anthropological Association. The world's largest organization of individuals interested in anthropology. Homepage @ http://www.aaanet.org/
- Anthropology Resources on the Internet. A comprehensive list of Internet Resources which are directly and primarily of anthropological relevance http://www.aaanet.org/resources
- NativeWeb. A page with lots of resources for indigenous cultures from around the world. Homepage @ http://www.nativeweb.org/
- Anthropology Virtual Library. This library serves as a starting point for research projects, networking opportunities, and general information pertaining to the broad discipline of Anthropology. http://www.anthropologie.net/
- Anthropology in the News. Contains links to recent articles from various sources about topics of interest to anthropologists and archaeologists. Homepage @ http://anthropology.tamu.edu/
- Anthropology Exhibits on the WWW. Lots of links to excellent internet exhibits. Homepage @ http://lucy.ukc.ac.uk/exhibits.html
- ArchNet. A great catalogue of all available WWW resources produced by archaeologists. Homepage @ http://archnet.asu.edu/
LINKS FOR MORE HELP:
- For course listings and descriptions for Accounting and other disciplines, check out UW-Green Bay’s Programs of Study page @ http://www.uwgb.edu/catalog/undrgrad/programs.htm
- More help is available on-campus at the Career Services Office at SS 1600, 465-2163. Homepage @ http://www.uwgb.edu/careers
- Contact Academic Advising at SS 1600, 465-2362. Homepage @ http://www.uwgb.edu/advising
- Another service for UW System students on the Web is UW HELP On-Line. This service provides in-depth information on the programs of the UW System. You can find them at @ http://www.uwhelp.wisconsin.edu