To graduate with honors in Anthropology, the student must meet the following requirements:
Obtain a BA in Anthropology,
Complete a minimum of 12 hours in Anthropology at Brockport by the end of the junior year Maintain a GPA in Anthropology of 3.4 or better at Brockport, and 3.25 or better overall Complete ANT496 Senior Thesis (see II), earning a minimum grade of A-
Requirements for ANT496 Senior Thesis
1) Faculty Mentor: At the beginning of the semester before taking ANT496, the student should enlist a faculty mentor who will oversee the thesis project.
2) Application for ANT 496: The student must complete the required application process for ANT496 (the application form is available here and in the department office) prior to work on a thesis. The proposal must be submitted by the appropriate deadline and pass the required departmental review. Students wanting to do a thesis in cultural anthropology should be enrolled in (at the time of application) or have completed ANT 394, Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology.
3) Evidence of Preparation: In addition, the student should show formal evidence of substantial preparation for the project. This preparation may include the following:
4) Meeting the Preparation Requirement: The student may do any of the following to meet the preparation requirement for the thesis, subject to departmental approval:
5) Successful completion of ANT 496 requires producing a piece of original anthropological research and analysis presented in a format following that of a peer-reviewed article in an appropriate anthropological journal; and giving an oral presentation of this work to the faculty and students at Scholars Day or another colloquium or setting approved by the department.
2013 - Honors Thesis:
Shauna Strnad - " The Story of How the World Began: An Anthropological Analysis of Creation" - Advisor - Ramsay
Stefanie D'Erasmo - "Who Built Angkor Wat Anyway?: The Role of Kuy Peoples in Cambodian History" - Advisor - Keating
Amanda Foley - "Seeds of Roman Galilee: A Preliminary Archaeobotanical Analysis of Huqoq, Israel" - Advisor - Ramsay
Lynnsey Sorrentino - "Buddhism and Human Rights in Cambodia" - Advisor - Keating
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