Anthropology

Available on the Vincennes campus

Like many social scientists, the main activity of anthropologists is research. They study the way of life in people in all parts of the world and compare artifacts, languages, and physical characteristics. Most anthropologists specialize in cultural anthropology, studying the customs, cultures, and social lives of groups in a wide range of settings, from non-industrialized societies - such as the Amish - to modern urban cultures.

What You Will Study
Vincennes University offers the first two years of a four-year degree that is usually sufficient for paraprofessional jobs such as research assistant, administrative aide, or management trainee. You will study courses that range from the civilizations of Greece, Rome, and medieval Europe, through a linguistics course that covers the role of language in various cultures

The VU Advantage
Instruction at VU goes beyond the traditional lecture and discussion format. All classes are taught by qualified instructors who are committed to working with you on a one-on-one basis. In addition, the Social Science Learning Center is staffed by full-time professionals and provides learning aids such as:

  • Free tutorial assistance
  • Self-paced learning modules
  • Review materials for tests
  • Audio and video tapes
  • A computer lab

We Want You to Succeed
All this professional attention is designed with one goal in mind - your academic success when you transfer to a four-year school to complete your baccalaureate degree. To help ensure an easy transfer, field trips are scheduled to other universities so you can learn about various programs. Also, representatives of social science programs from four-year college visit VU to meet with prospective transfers.

Contact:
Kristal Shick
PMSC 216
812-888-5052
kshick@vinu.edu

Gretchen Keller
PMSC 316
812-888-4778
gkeller@vinu.edu

Kirk Abendroth
PMSC 218
812-888-4122
kabendroth@vinu.edu

Lakshmi Mahapatra
PMSC 317
812-888-4246
lmahapatra@vinu.edu

Learn more about the courses required for this major.