Lingusitic Anthropology (Minor)
Binghamton University, State University of New York
USD 7,070 *
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* for new York state residents | for out-of-state residents and international residents - $26,160
The Linguistic Anthropology minor introduces students to a broad range of theories and questions in the study of language and culture and how they influence each other. Such training is relevant to students in a variety of fields including area studies (Asian and Asian-American studies, Africana studies, Latin American and Caribbean Area studies, Judaic studies), linguistics, economics, geography, history, art history, political science, psychology, sociology, women's studies and romance languages.
Internships, Research Opportunities, and More
The department offers courses on field- and lab-based research methods that give students hands-on experience in how to conduct anthropological research. In particular, the department has just developed a Freshman Research Immersion (FRI) stream in molecular and biomedical anthropology, a research program for high-achieving freshmen that provides hands-on research experience in a laboratory setting. The department also offers a six-week archaeology field school in upstate New York each summer and additional fieldwork opportunities are available in North and South America and Europe. Students are also encouraged to participate in study-abroad programs, as well as workshops on research skills, and internships can be arranged for anthropology credit. The Undergraduate Anthropology Organization is a student group on campus that sponsors field trips to museums, arranges career seminars, and organizes social events and academic forums to examine issues in anthropology.
You may also be interested in our accelerated/4+1 degree programs which allow students to complete their bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just 5 years!
Scholarships and Funding
Students of exceptional achievement may be selected upon admission to Binghamton for one of three types of significant four-year scholarship commitments: President’s Scholarship, Provost’s Scholarship, and Dean’s Scholarship. There is no application process; awards are competitive and vary in amount. Full-time enrollment and minimum grade-point averages are required to maintain eligibility.
- Two foundations' courses in linguistic anthropology (8 credits): "Language, Culture, and Communication in the U.S." (ANTH 114) and "Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology" (ANTH 170).
- One 200-level course in Linguistic Anthropology (4 credits) to choose among: ANTH 210-219 or 280 topics courses (with a linguistic anthropology focus).
- Two 300/400 level courses in Linguistic Anthropology (8 credits) to choose among: ANTH 310-329, 410, 440-449, or 380/480 topics courses (with a linguistic anthropology focus).
- One elective course (4 credits) taken at any level and in any sub-field of Anthropology or the other social sciences, to be chosen in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
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After You Graduate
A student who earns a degree in anthropology gains a wide range of practical skills that are applicable in many career areas. While many anthropology students go on to pursue graduate study in anthropology or other fields, others move directly into the workforce. Anthropology students develop an understanding of global social and cultural change, and, in the process, develop important analytical, observational, and critical-thinking skills that provide an excellent foundation for careers in such fields as government and law, education, library science, environmental fields, cultural resource management, computer science, publishing and advertising.
The Anthropology Department has several resources to help undergraduates gain a sense of life after graduation, including a Career Resource Library that is maintained in the department office. The department also offers periodic workshops and seminars on career opportunities.