HES 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:

  • 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

Notes

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

Timeline

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)

Summer

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

Fall:

  • 3 course credits for dissertation proposal writing
  • 6 empty credits for TA
  • 3 research credits

Spring:

  • 6 empty credits for TA
  • 3 course credits for dissertation proposal writing or 3 credits independent study (optional)
  • Defend research proposal

Summer

  • 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
credits.

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.

Contacts

Departmental Chair
Ryne Palombit
Email - Ryne Palombit
Fall 2021 Office Hrs.
Monday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Virtual
(https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/94324769557?pwd=UFZ4TU9wVVdvMjhpSkRweGtReVA5Zz09)
Wednesday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Virtual
(https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/99576637287?pwd=c0F6VGVGOW4xek5ueTNLbksxSDd0QT09)

Graduate Director -
on leave July 1, 2021 to January 1, 2022
Erin Vogel
Email - Erin Vogel

Acting Graduate Director -
from July 1, 2021 to January 1, 2022
Zeynep Gürsel
Email - Zeynep Gursel
Fall 2021 Office Hrs. Wed. 2-4 pm RAB 304

Graduate Assistant
Lobna Elberri
Email - Lobna Elberri