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Undergraduate Students

A group for students who are relatively new to Anthropology, discussing anything from studying issues to future aspirations within the field.

Location: Worldwide
Members: 51
Latest Activity: Mar 14, 2016

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Cultural Anthropology Concept Maps

I find concept/mind maps infinitely more efficient than linear notes, they even improve the capacity for brainstorming and systems-level thinking. The following are concept maps that I created while…Continue

Started by Brandon Meyer Feb 12, 2013.

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As a student anthropologist we begin to hear names repeatedly in lectures and seminars, what names they may be may depend on where we're studying and who we're studying under. For alot of us from…Continue

Started by Laura Naylor. Last reply by Toby Austin Locke Dec 12, 2010.

Anthropology Clubs?

Hi everyone,I don't know about you all, but our anthropology club at my school (College of William & Mary) goes through cycles between being really active, and having a lot of trouble drumming up…Continue

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Started by Allison Mickel Oct 31, 2010.

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Comment by Larry Stout on December 10, 2012 at 11:08pm

Hello, fellow students!

In April I'll be 70 years old; nevertheless, I hold no degree in anthropology, though I study things anthropological through reading of no end of books.  I wonder, therefore, if I might participate here to mutual good effect.  Do let me know!

Cheers,

Larry

Comment by Nicole Plastino on February 27, 2012 at 7:56am

Hmm...is this group long-dead?

Comment by Brian Campbell MacKErcher on December 24, 2011 at 6:02am

wuddup sukka! im a boss at anthro and im from VA. havent decided if i want to pursue grad school......seems like it might be for suckers!! I'm working on founding my own anthropological research fieldschool and I am looking for unpaid interns to aid me in doing serious anthropological research for the future.  

thank you

brian.

Comment by Cheshire Cat on June 7, 2010 at 11:52am
Cheers from Naples to all :) I'm a cultural anthropologist, i worked with one of my professors for traditions, culture and religion in south Italy, but i'm interested in all world and history
Comment by Valerie Feria Isacks on November 1, 2009 at 11:33am
Is anybody else here a member of NASA (National Association of Student Anthropologists) or a student member of the AAA (American Anthropological Association)?
Comment by Laura Naylor on October 28, 2009 at 11:13pm
I can say with complete honesty whilst I spent a chunk of my summer considering the possible places to go to do postgraduate study I am still none the wiser as to which I might go to. To be honest I was mostly considering them in terms of where they were and whether or not I'd like to live there. Nevermind what requirements they might ask of me, who teaches what there and whether I could even afford it.
I find one of the hardest parts of being a student that hopes to go on in the field and be successful is knowing where to start, I have a feeling I should be planning it all out but not a clue as to where to begin. I'd ask my professors but they are busy people and I'm not sure I can ask them to devote any extra time to me personally considering they teach hundreds of students.
Its all baffling to say the least
When you hear about the more 'iconic' anthropologists they all seem to have been taught by or with another great anthropologist so im wondering if I should even be taking fame of staff in as something to be concerned with.
Comment by Paul Wren on October 28, 2009 at 10:58pm
Laura, I've been struggling with the whole issue of choice. I've done research in social/cultural/biological issues, attended 3 archaeology field schools, and found the topics of human evolution absolutely fascinating. I find making a choice which excludes nearly all the facets of anthro I find interesting very difficult.

Even though I have excellent grades, great recommendations, and surprisingly good GRE scores, a selective department turned me down due to my lack of focus. Ouch!

What bothers me is that the undergrad program I'm in is a general one-- they hit you with all four fields and do not allow for any official specialization. But upon applying to graduate programs, we are expected to have focused in on one small aspect of one subject within one of the subfields.
Comment by Laura Naylor on October 28, 2009 at 10:39pm
I have to say I'm finding the number of options out there bewildering. I did better in my first year than I was expecting and that opened up more options for me, as my sociology tutor used to tell me sometimes choice is as hard to cope with as no choice.
I'm a social anthropologist as well, I did a module of Biological Anthropology but I'm afraid I'm going to stick to living people.
There are so many topics covered in anthropology, I mean an entire world of aspects of human existence, alot of which is interesting, is alot to pick from.
Comment by Paul Wren on October 28, 2009 at 10:31pm
Came across this great posting via Twitter:

Choosing the Right Grad School
Comment by Ainslee Hooper on October 24, 2009 at 3:11am
Hi Laura :) I'm also an undergrad student. I study at Deakin University in Australia and have 2 years left (doing it part time) although have finished my Anthropology major. At my university we seem to focus on cultural/social Anthropology.

Have to admit, Levi-Strauss was one guy I found it hard to get my head around. We focused on his study of Shaman rituals when I did Myth and Ritual.

I'm going to try and decide which subject was my favourite so I can try and work out a an Honours thesis. Although we didn't get to study my favourite topic. I'm interested in finding out about the influence of the Internet on culture.

Cheers, Ainslee
 

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