Dr. Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi does research in Gujarat, India


Dr. Daniel Goldstein in Belgium


Recently graduated anthropology major continues her work and studies


Dr. Dorothy Hodgson and Maasai activist Ndini Kimesera Sikar at the U.N. in NYC


Student discusses honors poster on “Undocumented Mexican Women in New Brunswick”


Dr. David Hughes at Fukushima Workshop, Tokyo


Graduate student meets orangutan as a T.A. in Borneo with Rutgers Study Abroad "Primates, Ecology and Conservation in Indonesia"


Student discusses Honors work at historic site in Trappe, PA with Chair, Dr. Craig Feibel

EA Anthropology Grad Curriculum

EA Anthropology Grad Curriculum for Class Entering Fall 2015

• Total credits to degree: 72 (45 course credits, 27 research credits)

First and Second Year Papers & Research Proposal:
- "First Year Field Statement" due in the Spring semester of the first year
- "Second Year Field Statement" due in the Spring semester of the second year
- Dissertation Research Proposal due no later than the Spring semester of the third year
A total of 6 credits are allocated for the above items as per the plan below

Core courses are:
Evolution and Human Behavior (561 Human Behavioral Ecology)
Hominin Evolution (558 Evolution of the Hominidae)
Primate Behavioral Ecology (568 Primate Ecology and Social Behavior)
Evolutionary Theory (508 Evolutionary Theory and Processes)
Archeology (426 South African Archaeology OR 585 Problems in Archaeology)
Proseminar (502 Proseminar in Anthropology II)
Core courses will be offered in a regular cycle

• Students are allowed to take no more than three independent study courses

• Graduate Students already in the program can choose between this curriculum and the previous curriculum

Below is a typical plan of progression through the program:

Year One (typically Fellowship) – 18 course credits
Fall (9 credits)
          9 course credits
Spring (9 credits)
          9 course credits
          First Year Field Statement completed (no course credit)

Year Two (typically TA) – 21 course credits (3 of which are for 2nd Year Field Statement) + up to a maximum of 6 research credits in summer (max. 24)
Fall (9 course credits)
          9 course credits
Spring (12 course credits)
          9 course credits
          3 credits for Second Year Field Statement completed (16:070:600)
          6 research credits – pre-dissertation research (field, lab, museum), language training, grant proposal writing, independent study, etc.

Year Three (typically TA) – 6 course credits + up to 9 research credits
         3 course credits for dissertation proposal writing
         6 empty credits for TA
         3 research credits
         6 empty credits for TA
         3 course credits for dissertation proposal writing or 3 credits independent study (optional)
         Defend research proposal
         6 research credits – fieldwork

By end of Year 3 (including the summer following the third academic year), each student will
have accumulated 45 course credits plus 15 research credits and will need only 12 more research

Year Four (Fellowship, TAship or External) – 2 research credits
Field research

Year Five (Fellowship, TAship, Other Internal, or External) – 6-10 research credits
Dissertation write up

Year Six, if necessary (Fellowship, TAship, Other Internal or External) – 6 research credits
Defend dissertation; publish articles; apply for jobs; etc.

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