Learning Goals & Awards

Upon graduation an Anthropology Major should have:

  • a basic familiarity with the four sub-fields of anthropology and their method
  • a thorough understanding of the concept of culture and how it unites the four sub-fields, including an awareness of both biological and social determinants of culture and an appreciation of the effects of ethnocentrism
  • a basic familiarity and understanding of anthropological theory and its relevance to broader social and scientific issues
  • specific and advanced knowledge of at least one sub-field and geographic/cultural area covered by our course offerings
  • had a field experience and research opportunity in their anthropological area of interest

 

Awards to recognize the achievement of our students:

 


Anita Volland Anthropology Award

Presented to the graduating senior Anthropology major who most exemplifies in his or her work the vision of anthropology practiced by founding department member Anita Volland, emphasizing the importance of the four fields, the centrality of the culture concept, and great intellectual curiosity.
Ida, Jennifer '12
Anderson, Ford '11
Corthell, Hailey '11
Bernardini, Jillian N. '10
Jones, Amy L. '09
Walminski, Alison '08
Ruvolo, Jennifer '07

Lambda Alpha, Pi chapter: the National Collegiate Honor Society for Anthropology

Capric, Violeta '12
Fournier, Veronick '12
Ida, Jennifer '12
Jaeger, Jessica A. '12
Kendrick, Mary '12
Madden, Colleen '12
Passantino, John B. '12
Tobiassen, Rose '12
Anderson, Ford '11
Corthell, Hailey '11
Gill, Gabrielle '11
Rosewarne, Julianne '11
Vivona, Christin '11
Bernardini, Jillian N. '10
Visnovsky, Emily '10
Jones, Amy L. '09

Gordon McEwan Endowed Award for Archaeology

This award was endowed by the Wright Family Foundation, under the direction of Kenneth R. and Ruth M. Wright. The selection criteria are:
*Wagner College student(s) in good academic standing
*Participant(s) in a Wagner College study abroad program
*Eligible program must have an experiential learning component in the field of Archaeology
In the event that there is no applicable study abroad program, an achievement award may be made to a deserving student in the Department of Anthropology for independent study.

Award Recipient:

Taylor Stabler '14

Departmental Honors

Ida, Jennifer '12
Jaeger, Jessica A. '12
Tobiassen, Rose '12
Rosewarne, Julianne '11

Honors Program

Capric, Violeta '12
Ida, Jennifer '12
Tobiassen, Rose '12
Vivona, Christin '11