Timeline of Major Programmatic Events
The famous anthropologist Ashley Montagu taught the first formal courses in anthropology at Rutgers College.
Professor Robin Fox comes from the London School of Economics to start a Department of Anthropology at the new Livingston College in response to student demand: a survey put anthropology first on the list of new subjects desired.
Undergraduate and graduate programs receive first students.
First PhDs granted: Joseph Shepher on spontaneous incest avoidance in the Kibbutz, and Jay Miller on the archaeology of Keresan Indian identity.
Joint NIMH program with Biology and Psychiatry (Medical School) founded, with five primate research centers.
First undergraduate degrees awarded.
Undergraduate Department of Anthropology founded at Rutgers College.
Undergraduate Department of Human Ecology created at Cook College, whose anthropologists continue to retain strong ties to the Department of Anthropology into the present.
Individual anthropology programs at different Rutgers colleges are consolidated within new Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The newly created Department of Anthropology moves to Douglass College.
Center for Human Evolutionary Studies (CHES) is established.
Koobi Fora Field School in Paleoanthropology located in Northern Kenya developed.
Bachelor of Science in Evolutionary Anthropology approved.
New Cultural Anthropology Program in Critical Interventions in Theory and Ethnography (CITE), focusing on the impact of global processes on inequality, justice, and rights, is created.
BA track in Cultural Anthropology, and minors in Anthropology and Cultural Anthropology, are established.
Department approves two Kenyan summer programs: Swahili Studies and Coastal Peoples of Kenya Field School and Wildlife Ecology, Conservation, and Primatology Field School
Minor in Evolutionary Anthropology is established.