As a student pursuing an Anthropology AOC at New College, you will be immersed in classroom and field research in the United States and/or abroad, have access to top faculty and facilities, and develop an in-depth critical knowledge of the theory and methods of anthropology. Our students have participated in projects ranging from archaeological digs in Central and South America to active planning for the homeless in Sarasota, from critiques of sexism in human evolutionary models to studies of the creolization process in Black English Vernacular. Theory and practice go hand-in-hand as students develop their understanding of the world and share this with fieldworkers, academics and planners outside the New College community.
Since anthropology is a quintessentially interdisciplinary field of study, you will also be encouraged to expand your knowledge and expertise by taking complementary courses in other disciplines within the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. Intermediate level work in a foreign language is required as well.
In addition to classes and field research, students in our Anthropology AOC also regularly engage in internships in the local community and beyond. Some of the organizations with which our students have recently worked as interns include the Sarasota Film Festival, SCOPE (Sarasota Openly Plans for Excellence) and the Center for American Indian Languages at the University of Utah.
Thanks to the extensive hands-on emphasis of our program and the quality of our faculty as teachers, researchers and mentors, many of our graduates in Anthropology have gone on to earn master's degrees and Ph.D.s from some of the country's leading graduate programs. They now teach at the college and K-12 levels. Others have pursued careers in publishing, museum curatorship and law, as well as a host of other fields.
As part of the State University System of Florida, New College of Florida is one of the few public liberal arts and sciences honors colleges in the United States. We’re known for our record number of Fulbright Scholars (more per capita than Harvard, Stanford or Yale) and for the high rate of our students going on to graduate school. We offer an individualized, thought-provoking and challenging academic experience. What does that mean? Hands-on research conducted side by side with your professors. Small, intimate classes. Detailed narrative evaluations from your professors. Independent study required to graduate. All in a stunning location right on the water in Sarasota, Florida.
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