Anthropology Department

Hartwick Anthropology Courses - Pine Lake Archaeology Field School

Anthropology Department Overview

Anthropology is a vital field that connects human biology, society, language, and material culture. Working closely with anthropology professors, Hartwick Anthropology students do innovative research and internships in preparation for a wide range of careers. Anthropology at Hartwick helps students learn how to think, how to apply their knowledge, and how to make an impact on the world.

Please note: Hartwick College focuses on offering fall, January, and spring term undergraduate courses in person, however circumstances may require us to offer a small number of courses in this department through distance education. In times of emergency, following regulatory guidelines, all classes may temporarily need to be delivered through distance education, including online. We also offer a slate of courses online in the summer to help our students make progress towards their degrees. With support from an academic advisor, students needing particular courses may have other online options as well. If you have questions about the way courses are delivered in your program, please contact your Department or Program Chair.

Exciting Student Outcomes

Hartwick anthropology students complete research and internships and are well-prepared for employment or graduate school.

Research & Internships

Micro Aggression in South Africa
Noelani Browne ’17

Collections and Exhibitions Assistant, Yager Museum
Zsofia Polak ’18

Graduate School

Biomedical Anthropology at Binghamton University
Connor Dodge ’18

Masters in Hospital Management/Administration at Baruch College
Mekeda Braimbridge ’18


San Antonio Zoo
Harmony Jordan ’17

Anthropology Requirements

Ready to be an anthropology major or minor? Here’s what it takes.

Anthropology Major and Minor

Anthropology Courses

Hartwick Anthropology offers courses from each subfield of anthropology: archaeology, biological anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. With small class sizes, even for Introduction to Anthropology, you get to know and work with your professor from Day 1.

Current Course Offerings

Special Opportunities

Archaeological Field School at the Pine Lake Environmental Campus. Analyzing artifacts and bones in the Anthropology Lab. Working in the Yager Museum of Art and Culture. J Term Study Abroad. International Scholarships and Internships. Join the Anthropology Club.

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Anthropology Faculty

At Hartwick, undergraduates get full professor attention. Each anthropology professor has an active research and publishing program and continues anthropological fieldwork.

Meet the Anthropology Faculty