The Department of Anthropology was founded in 1935 as part of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska. The first undergraduate degrees in Anthropology were given in 1959, the first MA degrees in 1968 and the first PhD degrees in 1988. We are the only anthropology program in the United States that maintains a holistic approach to circumpolar studies, providing instruction and research in all aspects of anthropology.
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Anthropology Colloquium - Professor Knud Michelsen, Tuesday, September 5, 1-2 pm (click for more information)

Dissertation Prospectus Defense - Ellen Carrlee, "The Meaning and Materiality of Gutskin in Yup'ik Relationships"
Tuesday, October 3, 9:00 am
Bunnell 302


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