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Anthropology Education

Anthropology Education major teaching class

TEACH WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN

Anthropologists study how and why people and their cultures are both similar and different over time and around the world. They study people and primates face-to-face as well as past peoples by exploring fossils and digging archaeological sites. They examine the origins of humans as cultural beings, the processes that create particular cultures and how cultures change as people, things, and ideas move and encounter others.

The secondary social studies education program comprises seven different majors: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. We produce middle and high school teachers who are dedicated to transforming the lives of future generations through teaching social studies. Our graduates are committed to helping adolescents become informed, engaged and caring citizens, knowing that these same students will be the history makers of tomorrow. Our goal is to inspire our future educators to teach passionately and knowledgeably so that all students are included in the mosaic of the past, present and future. This commitment, combined with rigorous program standards, enable our graduates to secure teaching jobs throughout the Eastern Seaboard, the nation and abroad.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Globalization
  • Technology
  • Human Nature
  • Culture
  • Gender and Race
  • Heritage and Tourism
  • Evolution and Human Health
  • Teaching and Motivating Adolescents in a Diverse Society
  • Educational Technology for Teaching Social Studies
  • Disciplinary Literacy in the Social Sciences
  • Teaching Methods

CAREER OPTIONS

  • High School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • School Administration
  • Museum Education and Research
  • School Counseling
  • Human Resources
  • Historical Interpretation
  • Nonprofit Organizations

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Social Sciences & Humanities
  • Educational Leadership
  • Law
  • Special Education
  • School Counseling
  • Public Policy
  • Museum Studies

What's special about this program?

Effective social studies teaching requires extensive content knowledge in different areas of social studies as well as teaching skills. Our strong emphasis on pedagogy and content knowledge prepares our teacher candidates to teach the content of their major as well as the other social science disciplines, including history, civics, economics, psychology, sociology and geography. Even before they begin student teaching our candidates complete over 75 hours of classroom experience tutoring, mentoring and teaching adolescents in local secondary schools. In their senior year candidates participate in a year-long placement in the middle or high school where they will complete their student teaching. 

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Sample curriculum 

ANTH101

 

Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
ANTH202

Genes, Bones, and Human Evolution

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

FLLL105

 

Language course

FLLL106

 

Language course
PSYC100

General Psychology

 

UNIV101

 

First Year Experience

 

 

 

MATH (according to placement)
 

University Breadth Courses

 

ANTH200

Introduction to History of Anthropological Theory

 

ANTH375

 

Modern Latin America

FLLL107

 

Language course

 

 

ECON Elective Course
 

POSC Elective Course

 

 

SOCI Elective Course

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

ANTH316

Islam and Gender

 

ANTH329

Archaeology of Agriculture

 

ANTH342

Issues in American Culture

 

EDUC413

 

Adolescent Development and Educational Psychology

EDUC414

 

Teaching Exceptional Adolescents

EDUC419

 

Diversity in Secondary Education
 

ANTH Elective Course

 

 

Univeristy Breadth Courses

 

ANTH401

Idea of Race

 

ANTH466

Independent Anthropology Research

 

EDUC420

Reading in the Content Area

 

HIS491

Planning a Course of Instruction

 

 

ANTH48X Tutorial

 

EDUC400 Spring Semester - Student Teaching

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