Additional Anthropology Programs

 

Interdisciplinary Minors:

 

Social Science and Medicine

Kathleen N. Skoczen
COORDINATOR

PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY
Engleman C027 C
SkoczenK1@SouthernCT.edu
(203) 392-5679

Completion of this minor enhances the undergraduate education of students who pursue professional careers in the medical field (e.g., doctor, nurses), field of social work and public health, research careers related to medicine (e.g., sociology, history of medical, medical anthropology, environmental health) or business administration within health services. The minor will require a total of 18 credits but no more than 9 credits from any one discipline. 

LATIN AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN STUDIES

Kathleen N. Skoczen
COORDINATOR

PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY
Engleman C027 C
SkoczenK1@SouthernCT.edu
(203) 392-5679

And 

Patricia Olney
COORDINATOR
PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Engleman C 234C

OlneyP1@SouthernCT.edu
(203) 392-6749

 18 Credits Required

Southern Connecticut State University’s area minor in Latin American & Caribbean Studies is designed to foster awareness and understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean from a rich, inter-disciplinary perspective. The minor is designed to explore cultural, political, social, historical and institutional realities of this region of the world.

Individuals who wish to complement their major area of study can take intellectually stimulating courses that prepare them for working in or with people from this region of the world. Enriching expertise and knowledge of Latin America & the Caribbean serves to better prepare our students for careers and further study in the 21st Century. Students choose 18 from anthropology, geography, history, political science, Spanish, literature, and public health.

The Latin American & Caribbean Studies Minor is an Area Studies at SCSU. The University offers four area studies minors, each of which brings to bear on an important region of the world the expertise of faculty members from different departments. The purpose is to present a broad, integrated view of the region and its issues, past and present. Students who do not wish to take the entire minor may elect any courses for which they are qualified.

Forensic Science 

Valerie Andrushko

COORDINATOR

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY

AndrushkoV1@SouthernCT.edu

Department Secretary: (203) 392-7003

18 Credits Required

This interdisciplinary minor provides an introduction to the field of forensic science and is meant to present a broad, integrated view of its various sub-disciplines. The forensic science minor addresses topics such as crime scene documentation and reconstruction, criminalistics, and DNA analysis. The minor is composed of courses in anthropology, biology, chemistry, psychology, and sociology, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of forensic science. Students benefit from this interdisciplinary approach and draw connections among the diverse course offerings to gain a comprehensive introduction to the forensic sciences.

This interdisciplinary minor helps students prepare themselves for careers in criminal justice, law, government, and academia, among other areas. Students considering the forensic science minor should consult with the minor coordinator and complete a declaration form. The minor is jointly sponsored by the Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, and Sociology Departments.

FIELD EXPERIENCES

The Anthropology Department offers field experiences in all sub-disciplines in anthropology (archaeology, biological, cultural, & linguistics).  Students may choose to work in the U.S. (locally or nationally) or, internationally in the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Peru and Western Europe.