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Anthropology

Anthropology, an undergraduate program within the College of Liberal Arts, with 17 faculty and more that 150 undergraduate majors, combines the natural sciences, social sciences, and human studies to study who we are and how we came to be. Through the curriculum, students learn to think critically and develop sophisticated understandings of human similarities and differences.

Anthropology’s first-edition Writing Plan, approved by the Campus Writing Board in Summer 2017, identifies three action items over the next year: (1) Developing a more formal and structured process to facilitate the writing process and writing instruction for students on their senior research projects; (2) identifying student writing issues and samples from 3000-level courses and developing five-minute workshop materials to address them; (3) hosting several workshops for faculty, graduate instructors, and Teaching Assistants that provide opportunities for feedback, discussion, and strategizing. To spearhead the WEC efforts over the next year, Anthropology has appointed two graduate Research Assistants.