Anthropology At Kenai Peninsula College
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The Anthropology Program at UAA's Kenai Peninsula College offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
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Introduction

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The anthropology program at UAA’s Kenai Peninsula College offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) at the University of Alaska Anchorage. It is possible to do the majority, or in some cases all, of the required coursework at Kenai Peninsula College, including possible transfer credits. Many students complete a portion of their B.A./B.S. degree at KPC and transfer to UAA for the last year or semester of their coursework. Although we strive to offer the breadth of courses needed to satisfy an undergraduate major during any given four-year period, we encourage a year or semester at UAA and/or online courses as a way to complete requirements and broaden horizons in the college experience.

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Anthropology Faculty

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Alan Boraas, Professor of Anthropology, Ph.D. Oregon State University, M.A. University of Toronto, B.A. University of Minnesota.  Pictured here on a field trip with students to a historic Dena'ina site. 

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Occupations for Anthroplogy Majors

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Click on the title of this section to see examples of organizations that hire anthropology majors.  Many occupations are available for someone with a Bachelors degree in anthropology.

Most involve varying degrees of on-the-job training.  Examples include:

•              Program Officer in International Development Organizations

•              Federal occupations involving land or people management: U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service

•              State occupations involving land or people management in, for example: Alaska State Parks, Alaska Fish and Game, Dept. of Labor, Health and Social Services, etc.

Business Executive or Manaer

Management Analyst

Personnel Manager

Public Administrator/Public Relations

Editor or Journalist

 

B.A./B.S. in Anthropology with additional training or professional school.

Educational or Hospital Administrator

Attorney or Doctor

Social Worker, Counselor or Psychologist

Primary or Secondary School Teacher

State Trooper/City Police

Librarian or Research Assistant

 

Graduate Degree in Anthropology:

International Non-Governmental Organizations

US Agency for International Development

World Health Organization

Food and Agriculture Organization

U.S. Foreign Service

Corporate Cultural Advising

International Consulting

Medical Anthropologist

Anthropology Professor

Research Archaeologist or Anthropologist

Cultural Resource Manager

College Administrator

Archivist or Museum Curator

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Anthropology as a Minor

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Eighteen anthropology credits are required for a minor; 6 must be upper division credits.

Complete 6 credits from the following:

Anth A202, Cultural Anthropology, 3 cr.

Anth A205, Biological Anthropology, 3 cr.

Anth A210, Anthropological Linguistics, 3 cr.

Anth A211, Fund. of Archaeology, 3 cr.

Complete at least one 3 credit course from either the ethnographic area or the topical/theoretical area specified for anthropology majors (see above).Complete 9 credits of anthropology electives.

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For More Information Contact

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

 

Dr. Alan Boraas, Professor of Anthropology

Room 212, Kenai River Campus

156 College Road

Soldotna, Alaska

ifasb@kpc.alaska.edu

907-262-0360

 

Dr. Catherine H. Knott, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, 116 Bayview Building

Kachemak Bay Campus

533 E. Pioneer Ave.

Homer, Alaska 99603

ifchk@kpc.alaska.edu

907-235-1612

 

To Contact the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alaska Anchorage call:

907-786-6840

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Why Major in Anthropology

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Anthropologists work in such fields as international consulting, college and university teaching and research, cultural resource management, state and federal government service, museum work, or contract social science research.

A B.A. or B.S. in anthropology also enables you to pursue a broad range of occupations requiring a Liberal Arts background with a social science orientation. Anthropology majors find meaningful employment in such fields as education, human and governmental services, law, business, media, and medicine. A degree in anthropology prepares you especially well for work situations emphasizing cross-cultural awareness, international contacts, and management of cultural resources.

UAA/KPC anthropology majors are also prepared to enter a graduate program at UAA, UAF, or an accredited school outside Alaska.

Anthropology can help you succeed in an increasingly interconnected and complex world where many of the occupations of the coming decades do not even exist today. Though the specific tasks cannot be predicted, many of the emerging occupations will require the skills learned in anthropology. These include:

critical thinking skills of analysis and synthesisunderstanding and analysis of social systemseffective written and oral communicationcritical evaluation of quantitative and qualitative methodological techniquesanalysis of group processes particularly in a cross-cultural or international setting.understanding of the powerful role tradition and history play in shaping cultural behavior.

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Anthropology Faculty

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Catherine H. Knott, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Ph.D. Cornell University, B.A. Yale University. Pictured here with a student in the nearby village of Nikolaevsk.

Additional adjunct faculty teach classes each semester and include adjuncts with a wide range of specialties, including fisheries.

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Courses Offered at Kenai Peninsula College

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COURSES OFFERED AT KENAI PENINSULA COLLEGE

Courses taught every year

Anth A200, Natives of Alaska

Anth A202, Cultural Anthropology

Anth A250, Rise of Civilization

Anth A354, Cultural Ecology

Courses taught every 2 or 3 years

Anth A205, Biological Anthropology

Anth A210 Anthropological Linguistics

Anth A211, Fundamentals of Archaeology

Anth A324, Culture and Personality

Anth A325 Cook Inlet Anthropology

Anth A335, Natives of North America

Anth A371, Selected Topics in Anthropology

Anth A400, Anthropology of Religion

Anth A410, History of Anthropology

Anth A435, Northwest Coast Cultures

Courses taught as needed

Anth A431, Field Methods in Archaeology

Anth A430, Research Methods Cultural Anth.

Anth A290, Dena'ina Language and Culture

Anth A455, Medical Anthropology

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B.A./B.S. Degree Program

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In addition to the university-wide General Education Requirements (G.E.R.) and College of Arts and Sciences (C.A.S.) requirements, anthropology majors must complete courses in the areas listed below. Those listed are only those regularly offered at Kenai Peninsula College. See UAA course catalog for a complete description of the anthropology degree including the B.S. requirements. Students are encouraged to take a portion of their coursework at the UAA campus in Anchorage to add to their experience.

 

General Anthropology

 

Complete 12 credits of these four courses:

Anth A202, Cultural Anthropology, 3 cr.

Anth A205, Biological Anthropology 3 cr.

Anth A210, Anthropological Linguistics, 3 cr.

Anth A211, Fund. of Archaeology, 3 cr.

 

History of Anthropology

 

Complete this required course:

Anth A410, History of Anthropology, 3 cr.

 

Ethnographic Area Courses

 

Complete 9 credits of ethnographic area courses.

Anth A200, Natives of Alaska, 3 cr.

Anth A325, Cook Inlet Anthropology, 3 cr.

Anth A335, Natives of North America, 3 cr.

 

Topical/Theoretical Courses

 

Complete 6 credits of the following topical/theoretical courses.

Anth A324, Culture and Personality

Anth A354, Culture and Ecology

Anth A400, Anthropology of Religion

Anth A455, Medical Anthropology

 

Electives

 

Complete 6 credits of anthropology electives (Anth 250 may not be used)

Statistics

Complete 3 credits of statistics.

AS A252, Elementary Statistics

Upper Division Credits

18 of the 36 credits listed above must be upper division anthropology creditsOf the 120 total credits needed for graduation, 42 must be upper division courses

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