Students work with faculty advisors to devise self-designed majors. Coursework in the major builds upon students’ experiences in the general education curriculum while providing students with pathways to deepen their knowledge or further develop their passion in a particular area of study.
Studying Public Anthropology at Antioch College
Public Anthropology, also called Applied Anthropology, is the study of human culture through engaged, intersectional methodologies that are applied to social justice projects across a range of areas. Specifically, this area of study engages with ethnography, linguistic anthropology, queer archaeology, and social movement studies.
Public anthropologists are particularly focused on the ways in which communities are formed, culture is constructed, and power is dispersed and disrupted. This area of study is politically engaged, praxis-based, and directly connected to social movements. In Public Anthropology, you can expect to learn about how systems of power are crafted, and how those ideological structures are upheld by individuals and communities. This subset of anthropology is a poignant way to apply academic study to a social justice agenda.
Students who have studied public anthropology have gone on to careers in:
Cultural Resource Management
Environment and Natural Resources
Social Impact Assessment
Courses that support this area of interest
|ANTH 110||Culture Conflict||4|
|ANTH 230||Anthropology of Human Rights||4|
|ANTH 240||Environmental Anthropology||4|
|ANTH 270||Anthropology of Social Movements||4|
|ANTH 345||Anthropology of Incarceration||4|
|ANTH 370||Activist Ethnography||4|
|For additional courses in Anthropology, please see the curriculum catalog.|
|PSYC 110||Social Psychology||4|
|PSYC 330||Cross-Cultural Psychology||4|
|PSYC 395||Special Topics in Psychology: The Psychology of Empathy||4|
|For additional courses in Psychology, please see the curriculum catalog.|
|MATH 205||Intermediate Statistics||4|
|Capstones and Electives|
|CAP 394||CAP 394 in the Social Sciences||4|
|CAP 495||CAP 495 in the Social Sciences||4|
|CAP 450||CAP 450 in the Social Sciences||4 to 8|
Jennifer Grubbs, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Téofilo Espada-Brignoni, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
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