Welcome to the Anthropology Department

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Welcome to the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, one of the top-ranked departments in the nation.

We pride ourselves on providing a first-rate education to undergraduate students, with an array of degrees from BAs in Anthropology and Cultural Anthropology to a BS in Evolutionary Anthropology and minors in Anthropology and Cultural Anthropology that promise to transform them into active, engaged global citizens.

Graduate students, in turn, receive state-of-the-art training in theory and research, working with leading scholars in evolutionary and cultural anthropology, who carry out field research in such areas as Latin America, Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean, North America and China.

We invite you to browse our website and learn more about the many opportunities provided by our department and the terrific accomplishments of our faculty and students.


Ryne Palombit, Chair

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ALL SUMMER 2020 courses are online - click for Web Registration

Session 3 - July 6 to August 12, 2020  NEW

Great news!  For this summer (2020) - Additional section of 01:070:105 Introduction to Anthropology, section H2, Summer Session 3 (7/6 to 8/12/20)


 *070:105:H2 Intro to Archaeology – Keri Sansevere - We will not have a set online meeting time this semester. This online learning style affords flexibility to students 105 h2Summer20to complete their work and learn at a pace that works for them (so long as assignments are turned-in by deadlines). This course will run primarily asynchronously with only occasional, optional synchronous meetups, if needed. In most cases, weekly work is due Thursdays by 5 PM. Therefore, students should make necessary arrangements in their weekly schedule to meet work deadlines by that time. Students should expect to read assigned material and view posted lecture content.

Students should have access to a computer, laptop, or tablet and Internet. Microphone access is encouraged to facilitate private online meetings with students when necessary, though meetings can also be arranged via private text chat on Canvas if necessary.

I will assign labs that will be able to be completed from home. Some examples might include working with digital museum collections, an at-home taphonomic study, an archaeological film analysis (film can be streamed for free online), practice writing archaeology narratives, and practice working with historic documents.
Platform - Canvas
Syllabus is the same as for session 2 except for platform and dates:
  pdf Syllabus (370 KB)

Message from Professor Keri Sansevere:

I have seats open for section H2 of INTRO TO ARCHAEOLOGY at Rutgers University this summer that runs 7/6-8/12 (Summer III).  This is a fully ONLINE COURSE and a great way to earn *4 college credits* (Yes, 4, not 3!). All work (including labs!) can be completed from home.

KeriSanseverePhotoOver the last few weeks, I have worked to revamp the course a bit and am super stoked about the labs I created for students this summer. We'll examine how things decay, try our-hand at some experimental archaeology, analyze objects of comfort used during the COVID-19 pandemic, look at protest signs and graffiti as rapid response collecting, and more! 
Flexible learning schedule. No set meeting times.

My first session (Summer II/E2) is already full. This is an in-demand course! Don't miss out on this unique learning opportunity.

Meets intro requirement for anthropology and evolutionary anthropology majors/minors and Core Curriculum Requirement: HST

Dr. Sansevere

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Session 3 - July 6 to August 12

*070:225 Gender in Global Perspective - Fulya Pinar -
(July 6 - August 12, Mon-Wed: 1-4.40 pm)

This course is mainly asynchronous with optional synchronous meetings.

Students are encouraged to get an appointment for private, 5-15 minutes video chats from the instructor especially in the first four weeks of the course to know each other better and to understand mutual expectations.Students are also encouraged to participate in a shared video-chat as a class from 3.30 pm to 4.40 pm on Wednesdays.

What do the students need?
A computer or a phone, preferably with a high-speed internet to view the class materials and attend the group video chats.
A microphone or phone and a webcam or phone for the private video calls.

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pdf Syllabus (274 KB)


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