The Anthropology Club is comprised of a group of students interested in anthropology who meet on a regular basis for a variety of activities. Some of the possible events are informal talks with faculty members and graduate students, movies, and field trips. It is organized by the members, with aid from the Undergraduate Advisor and the Undergraduate Program Coordinator. Please check the News and Events section of the website for exact dates and times. Please come even if you can't stay for the entire meeting. The Anthro Club is a great place to meet new people, get new ideas, learn about career opportunities, graduate schools and lots of other things. It is always fun to meet others with like interests! You don't need to be a major to come. Free refreshments provided.
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Anthropology Undergraduate-Graduate Mentoring Program (AUGMENT)
The Anthropology Undergraduate-Graduate Mentoring Program (AUGMENT) was founded in 2020 by Anthropology graduate students at UMich to help meet that need. AUGMENT is designed to empower underrepresented undergraduates who are interested in Anthropology, both majors and non-majors. AUGMENT matches undergraduates with a graduate student mentor with similar interests, similar experiences, or a similar background -- giving them someone to turn to for help navigating Anthropology and university as a whole.
Mentors help their mentees to navigate the ins-and-outs of the field (like how to find research opportunities or a graduate program, or how to write better papers, or explore their interests in the field and future pathways in and out of academics), in regular meetings. Additionally, AUGMENT holds monthly workshops with topics that target hidden curriculum (e.g., “How to Craft a CV”, “How to Read an Academic Paper”, etc.). In short, these meetings -- which are designed by grad students from many diverse backgrounds, and often included invited outside experts – equip our students with valuable tools.
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Undergraduate Journal of Anthropology
The Undergaduate Journal of Anthropology (UMUJA) is dedicated to publishing the most promising pieces of undergraduate work related to the discipline of anthropology. UMUJA is edited by motivated undergraduate editors at the University of Michigan from all subfields of the discipline. The journal aims to publish two volumes per year with one arriving in the Spring and the other in the Winter.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
UROP promotes the academic success of diverse first and second-year undergraduate students by allowing them to participate in faculty research.
U-M Training Program in Archaeology
The U-M Training Program in Archaeology (ANTHRARC 487) provides students with a unique opportunity to participate in original field research. Students receive training in basic methods of archaeological survey, excavation, artifact recording and analysis, while participating in ongoing research in the area chosen by the course director. Field training is integrated with lectures on archaeological method and theory, and the prehistory and ethnography of the area under study. Laboratory sessions introduce students to the analysis of archaeological artifacts, including stone tools, ceramics, animal bones, and plant remains. In addition to learning the basic technical skills of field archaeology, each students works together with the program director and staff to develop a small but original research problem, based on the archaeological data recovered and analyzed during excavations. The results of this research are presented as a written paper at the end of the field session.
Anthropology students can benefit a great deal from experiential programs such as study abroad, field school and internship opportunities. CGIS, the LSA Opportunity Hub, the Career Center, and anthropology faculty and undergraduate advisors can help you locate study abroad, field school, or internship opportunities.