SOPHOMORE OPEN HOUSE
Please check back later for information about this annual spring-term event.
How do I know if Anthropology is a good fit?
Take any Anthropology course that interests you. Courses taken before major declaration may be counted towards departmental courses.
- Browse the Anthropology website, especially the Undergraduate pages.
- Talk to a current major.
- Attend office hours with a faculty member or graduate student preceptor. Ask what it's like to "do" anthropology.
- Attend the Sophomore Open House around major declaration each spring.
- Ask the undergraduate administrator. You are welcome to send an email or drop in 116 Aaron Burr Hall.
- Schedule a meeting with the departmental representative (see contact information on this page).
Ready to declare Anthropology (or would like help deciding)?
Throughout the academic year,
you may make an appointment in WASE to meet individually with the "Dep Rep" (departmental representative) to explore how your interests might fit with what anthropology has to offer and to plan a course of study. See Dep Rep contact information on this page.
During sophomore concentration declaration in the spring term, choose one of the following procedures:
- If you have already decided to declare ANT, welcome to the Anthropology Department! First declare ANT on the Registrar's site and complete your Departmental Academic Planning Form (DAPF). If you are ready, go ahead and enter your planned courses for junior year fall term into your course planner in TigerHub. The final step is to meet with the Dep Rep to discuss and approve your course selection. See Dep Rep contact information on this page. Note: It is important for you to bring to your meeting two printed copies of a course enrollment worksheet that you have filled out as completely as possible, listing the courses that you think you would like to take in the fall term of your junior year, even if you have already entered one or more courses in your course planner in TigerHub.
- If you need help deciding whether to choose ANT, meet with the Dep Rep first. It is important for you to bring to your meeting a printed copy of your unofficial transcript and two printed copies of a course enrollment worksheet that you have filled out as completely as possible, listing the courses that you think you would like to take in the fall term of your junior year. If you then decide to declare Anthropology as your major, follow the instructions in #1 above, but instead of meeting again with the Dep Rep, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let the department know that you have declared and completed your DAPF and entered a course plan online. Follow-up communication with and course approval by the Dep Rep will then be completed by email.
- If you are studying abroad, use the procedures explained above to guide you in your communication with the Dep Rep by email.
Please note that your course plan in TigerHub is available to the Dep Rep for review and approval only after the department is able to access your academic record in the Registrar's system. Because there is a 24 business hour delay in departments' having electronic access to students' academic records after the students have declared their intended concentrations online, please declare your concentration on the Registrar's site as early as possible.
Back to Majoring in Anthropology to see requirements for concentrators.