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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Dr. Keating publishes an article in the Dec. 2013 issue of Asia Pacific Viewpoint, an international journal.
Dr. Ramsay publishes an article in the Dec. 2013 issue of Journal of Arid Environments, an international journal.
Dr. Keating presents a paper at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting in Chicago, Ill. on Nov. 21.
Dr. Ramsay presents with former student, Amanda Foley (graduate student at Ohio State) at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Balitmore, MD. on Nov 21.
Dr. Keating was recently interviewed by the Democrat and Chronicle about the art exhibit opening Oct. 24 that he is curating. The show is titled, "“Mush Hole Remembered: R.G. Miller”.
Join the Anthropology Club! Lots of exciting activities planned for the club this year!