Kenneth Kelly, Chair
Jennifer Reynolds, Graduate Director
The Department of Anthropology offers the M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology in a program of study that provides students with a thorough grounding in the theories and research methods of the discipline. The department provides training in anthropology across all four subfields (archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and biological/physical anthropology), stressing interconnections between subfields and interdisciplinary activity. Students will also develop an expertise within a specific subfield or a crosscutting specialty such as bioarchaeology, ethnohistory, or medical anthropology. Department faculty have geographical specialization in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, North America, and Asia and pursue broad themes of inequality, globalization, cultural interaction, and human diasporas. The department also offers a certificate program in historical archaeology and cultural resource management. Special opportunities are also available for students interested in developing their skills and knowledge in museology and folklore. A more complete description of the graduate program, including the specialty areas of each faculty member, is provided at www.cas.sc.edu/anth.
Programs and Courses