General Description / Special Programs
American Indian Studies, 21 credits (minor), Linguistics 26 credits (minor), Latino Studies 21 credits (minor)
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Tuition Info
See www.isu.edu/finserv/costinfo.shtml
Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology MS, MA, BA, AA; Shoshoni AA
Highest Degree Offered MA/MS
AA/AS Field Areas
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
BA/BS Requirements
37 units including lower division courses in four sub-fields and upper division courses allowing specialty
MA/MS Field Areas
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
Experience Offered
Internship
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements 30 units of course work, 1 language, thesis/publishable paper, MS same substituting research methods for language
MA/MS Specializations Archaeology, Biological, Cultural, Linguistics, American Indian Studies, Medical, Forensic Science
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info <p>Career Path Internships for both undergraduate and graduate students available (see www.isu.edu/career/CPI.shtml). Other university/professional/internships are available.</p>
Grants Or Funding Teri Hall Memorial Scholarship (annual), some research funding (through ISU Anthropology Student Association and the Office of Research), Earl Swanson Memorial Scholarship, and Hollie K. Gilbert Scholarship.
Support Opportunities <p>2-4 departmental Teaching Assistantships (dependent on internal funding). Research Assistants dependent on faculty grants (usually 2+).</p>
Program Details
Research Facilities <p>The Center for Archaeology, Materials and Applied Spectroscopy (CAMAS) is a multidisciplinary research center offering pXRF, stable isotope (IRMS) analysis, scanning electron microscopy, and laser ablation ICP-MS and other materials analysis/testing. The Idaho Virtualization Laboratory creates 3D visualization and models and houses the Virtual Zooarchaeology of the Arctic. The Idaho Museum of Natural History is on the ISU campus and is the regional repository for the archaeology of Southeastern Idaho; students can request access to collections for study and research. The Department houses and manages the Visual Research Laboratory, Biomolecular Archaeology Laboratory, and Donald Crabtree Laboratory for lithic analysis. Departmental projects include the Northern Shoshone Language Program, Hispanic Health Projects, Aleutian Ethnographic Projects, Experimental Archaeology.</p>
Collections Extensive zooarchaeology (through IMNH), lithic (through Crabtree Lab), osteological and forensic comparative collections.
Library Resources Idaho State University Library located on campus. The Teri Hall Memorial Library is located within the Anthropology Department.
Certs Offered 0
Contacts
Affiliations
The Department of Anthropology is closely affiliated with several academic units on the Pocatello campus, including the Idaho Museum of Natural History, Informatics Research Institute, GIS Training and Research Center, Molecular Research Core Facility, and Center for Archaeology, Materials, and Applied Spectroscopy.
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info: <p>Anthropology of Global Health, Sociocultural Research Methods, General Anthropology, Neandertals, Medical Anthropology Diverse Cultures, Health and Illness in Latin America, among available topics offered through eISU.</p>
Application Deadlines
Fall Semester: March 31, International Applicants June 1; Spring Semester: October 1, International Applicants October 1; Summer Semester: variable
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: ISU Student Anthropology Society is an active part of the department community, sponsoring on and off-campus academic and social activities, supporting students travel, and fundraising events throughout the year.
Anthropology Club Advisor: Lewis Thomas, Lecturer
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0