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2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology & Museum Studies

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Ellensburg Campus
Farrell 309

Fax: 509-963-3215 (See web site for how this major could be used for educational and career purposes.)

Faculty and Staff
Kathleen Barlow

John A. Alsoszatai-Petheo, Ph.D., biological anthropology
Tracy J. Andrews, Ph.D., sociocultural anthropology, ethnicity, medical and ecological anthropology, gender; Native North America
Anne S. Denman (emeritus), Ph.D., American culture, intercultural issues
Steve Hackenberger, Ph.D., archaeology, cultural resource management, North America and Caribbean
William C. Smith (emeritus), Ph.D., archaeology, museum studies, comparative world prehistory

Associate Professors
Kathleen Barlow, Ph.D., learning and culture, psychological anthropology, museum anthropology, art and aesthetics, regional ethnography
Loran E. Cutsinger, Ph.D., cultural anthropology, informal economy, gender, globalization, transnationalism; British Caribbean
Patrick Lubinski, Ph.D., archaeology, zooarchaeology, cultural resource management, North America
Patrick McCutcheon, Ph.D., archaeology, evolutionary and environmental archaeology, cultural resource management
Lori K. Sheeran, Ph.D., biological anthropology, primate ecology, Black Gibbons; China
Penglin Wang, Ph.D., linguistic and cultural anthropology; East and Central/Inner Asia, China

Assistant Professors
Lene Pedersen, Ph.D., sociocultural anthropology, visual and environmental anthropology, postcolonialism; SE Asia (Indonesia), E. Africa, circumpolar North

Non-tenure Annual Contract
Ian C. Buvit, lecturer

Penelope Anderson, secretary

Department Information

Anthropology presents an integrated perspective on the cultural and biological nature of humans. Anthropologists study present and past human diversity through classroom, laboratory and field studies in cultural and biological anthropology, including archaeology, linguistics, ethnology and applied anthropology.

Students interested in major and minor programs should contact the department office as soon as possible for further information, application forms and assignment of an advisor. Anthropology majors are expected to meet with their advisors at least once a quarter.

-Students need a GPA of 2.5 or higher to be admitted to the department.

Special Programs

Reflecting the broad nature of anthropological study, the department directly sponsors or is affiliated with a wide range of on- and off-campus options to broaden classroom experiences. Further information about the following programs is available through the anthropology department office:

  • Museum Studies Program, offering coursework, field experiences and projects with local and regional museums 
  • Central Washington Archaeological Survey (CWAS), a service, research and public information facility with special emphasis in the Northwest 
  • Bachelor of Science in primate behavior and ecology, an interdisciplinary program providing undergraduate training in method and theory of primatology as basis for research, laboratory and field experience
  • Master of Science in resource management, offering an integrated program in natural and cultural resource management, including anthropology classes in cultural resource management and historic preservation 
  • Macintosh and PC computer labs housed in Farrell Hall 
  • Center for Spatial Information, providing a range of Geographic Information System (GIS) tools for analysis of social and natural science data
  • Summer workshops and field schools, including survey archaeology in Eastern Washington, primate and biodiversity studies in China, and workshops in forensic anthropology
  • Study abroad opportunities coordinated through the CWU Office of International Study and Programs
  • Departmental honors program encourages individualized research and study in a sub-area of anthropology. It is open to junior and senior students with an anthropology major GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Anthropology Student Association, an active student group which sponsors academic and social events related to the discipline.


Anthropology 45 Credit Major, BA
Anthropology Major, BA
Anthropology Major, BS
Anthropology Minor
Museum Studies Minor
Museum Studies Specialization
Primate Behavior and Ecology Major, BS

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