Dig in to Anthropology

Franklin and Marshall is distinguished among private liberal arts colleges in having a free-standing and comprehensive Department of Anthropology that teaches cultural anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology. The curriculum is designed to ensure that all majors encounter anthropological theory and also get to participate in anthropological research.

Our students are among the colleges most avid participants in study abroad and we facilitate group and independent anthropological exploration at a virtually inexhaustible list of remote locations. Among other places, F&M Anthropology students have recently studied in Ireland, Russia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, China, Japan, Morocco, Senegal, and Ethiopia. Studying abroad has become an integral part of the Anthropology major for the majority of our students.

Beyond the classroom, The Anthropology Club sponsors films, speakers, and special events, and publishes The Kituhwan, a student journal. The department also maintains a close relationship with the North Museum, a natural historical collection located on the F&M campus. The Shadek-Fackenthal Library and the Martin Library of the Sciences also have excellent collections on anthropological subjects.

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The Pulse

Story 12/4/2015

Off-Campus Study: Ariana Solodar-Wincele '16

Anthropology and Spanish major studies on the IFSA-Butler Mendoza Universities program in Argentina. 

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Story 11/4/2015

Studying Media Representations of Gender

Senior Joanna Radov, winner of an Alice Drum Summer Research Award for Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, is studying representations of gender in sports broadcasting and fashion design.  

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Story 10/27/2015

Off-Campus Study: Shrima Pandey '16

Anthropology major studies on the SIT IHP Cities in the 21st Century program in India, Argentina, and Senegal.

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