Undergraduate Mission Statement
The UAF Anthropology Department is committed to scholarship and research in anthropology with a general geographic focus on the circumpolar regions of the north, as well as research and instruction covering a variety of other world areas and topical subjects. The teaching and research activities in the department cover the four sub-fields of the discipline: archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic and social/cultural anthropology. The undergraduate program aims to give students a solid introduction to the discipline, with the opportunity to concentrate study in one or more of the four sub-fields, and to gain research experience and training in the field and in the laboratory. We highly encourage students to participate in the University Honor's Program. We strongly advise eligible students to engage in a Capstone Research Project, which encourages intellectual independence and creativity and, as appropriate, to introduce the student to proper research methods in preparation for graduate and/or professional work.
Society of the Raven
Society of the Raven is a social group that meets weekly (Tuesdays at 1 in 304 Eielson) for undergraduate majors and anyone interested in anthropology!
For more information on undergraduate studies in anthropology at UAF, please contact the Undergraduate Studies Director, Dr. Patrick Plattet (pplattet @ alaska.edu). Current and prospective anthropology majors can also directly contact a member of the faculty in an area of particular interest to a student for advising.