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The Anthropology Department at Queens College aims to give students a knowledge of human origins and development, the varieties of human cultures, and cultural and social complexities of our species. A major in Anthropology provides the necessary preparation for graduate work in the field, as well as valuable background for careers in education, international studies, medicine and allied professions, sociology, and social work, as well as for participation in community organizations. Students wishing to major in anthropology may choose between two tracks: general anthropology and pre-professional anthropology. Students must declare their intention to major in anthropology by requesting a department adviser and by completing their concentration form in consultation with the adviser. Pre-professional majors are especially encouraged to work closely with a faculty adviser. Although course requirements are designed to prevent premature undergraduate overspecialization, there is sufficient flexibility to permit a student toemphasize cultural, biological, or archaeological anthropology. The selection of elective courses in the field of interest (both from within and outside the department) should be done in consultation with a faculty adviser from the respective sub-discipline.



Summer and Fall 2018 Course Schedules are now available. Click here for more details.

QC Anthropology has a Facebook page! Like and follow our FB page, @QCAnthro, and get regular updates on new courses and upcoming events.

Thomas Plummer received a Research Enhancement Grant that will cover equipment costs for his ongoing research in Kenya.

Congratulations to Markos Papadatos, a former QC Anthropology student, who was recently awarded "Journalist of the Year" by the Hellenic News of America. To learn more about our alumni, click here.

Professor Jim Moore has been selected as this year's recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award for full-time faculty at Queens College. He also received the Mellon Mentor Award which recognizes outstanding mentorship to junior faculty.

Murphy Halliburton's book entitled "India and the Patent Wars: Pharmaceuticals in the New Intellectual Property Regime" has recently been published by Cornell University Press. This book contributes to an international debate over medicine costs and restrictions on access under stringent patent laws. For more information, click here.

Larissa Swedell was recently interviewed for "A Story of Us," a podcast developed by the Ohio State University Anthropology Department. To listen to the full interview, click here: Social Behavior and Social Conflict in Hamadryas Baboons