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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Museum Studies Minor

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The museum studies minor prepares students for entry-level, museum-related employment and/or for graduate work in museum studies. To be eligible for admission to this program, students should be enrolled in a related major (e.g., anthropology, art, biology, geology, geography, history, recreation and tourism, science education, etc.).

Approval by the anthropology department chair is also required.

Required Courses Credits: 18

Department-approved electives Credits: 7

Total Credits: 30

Anthropology and Museum Studies Department Information

College of the Sciences
Dean Hall, room 357
Mail Stop 7544
Fax: 509-963-3215
See website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff

Kathleen Barlow, PhD

John A. Alsoszatai-Petheo, PhD, (emeritus), biological anthropology
Tracy J. Andrews, PhD, (emeritus),sociocultural anthropology, ethnicity, medical and ecological anthropology, gender, Native North America
Kathleen Barlow, PhD, psychological anthropology, learning and culture, museum anthropology, art and aesthetics, resource management
Anne S. Denman, PhD, (emeritus),American culture, intercultural issues
Steven Hackenberger, PhD, archaeology, cultural resource management, North America and Caribbean
Patrick Lubinski, PhD, archaeology, zooarchaeology, cultural resource management, North America
Patrick McCutcheon, PhD, archaeology, evolutionary and environmental archaeology, cultural resource management (on sabbatical 2015-2016)
Lene Pedersen, PhD, sociocultural anthropology, visual and environmental anthropology, postcolonialism, SE Asia (Indonesia), E. Africa, circumpolar North
Lori K. Sheeran, PhD, biological anthropology, primate ecology, gibbons, China
William C. Smith, PhD, (emeritus),archaeology, museum studies, comparative world prehistory
Penglin Wang, PhD, linguistic and cultural anthropology, East and Central/Inner Asia, China

Associate Professors
Mark Auslander, PhD, director, museum of culture and environment, art, aesthetics, museums, religion, historical anthropology, race, development, slavery; Africa, US 
Loran E. Cutsinger, PhD, (emeritus), cultural anthropology, informal economy, gender, globalization, transnationalism, British Caribbean
Mary Lee Jensvold, PhD, primate behavior and ecology, communication
Joseph Lorenz, PhD, biological anthropology, anthropologist genetics, DNA, ancient DNA, genetics of American Indians, North America (on sabbatical 2015-2016)

Assistant Professors
J. Hope Amason, PhD, political economy and globalization, politics of representation, race, class, and gender, museums, memorials and heritage sites, tourism studies, Appalachia, US South
Raymond Hall, PhD, African folk lore, Africana and Black Studies Program

Penelope Anderson, secretary senior

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
  • Master of science in primate behavior, an interdisciplinary program in primatology, including courses in the history, field and lab methods, and current topics and issues in the discipline
  • 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 Core Requirements
ANTH 110 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology……..5
ANTH 110LAB - Biological Anthropology Laboratory……..1
ANTH 309LAB - Skeletal Analysis and Comparison
ANTH 120 - Introduction to Archaeology…………………….5
ANTH 130 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology………….5
ANTH 180 - Introduction to Linguistics………………………5
ANTH 301 - Anthropology: Principles and Assessment..2

Total Core Credits: 23

Bachelor of Arts
(NOTE: Students seeking a BA degree must complete one year college/university study or two years high school study of a single world language.)

Subfield identification key:
B=Biological Anthropology
C=Cultural Anthropology

College of the Sciences Information

Administration and Organization

Tim Englund, PhD (Dean Hall, room 130)

Associate Dean
Mike Harrod (Dean Hall, room 130)

Associate Dean
Martha Kurtz, PhD (Dean Hall, room 130)

Brad Weekly, development officer
Velma Henry, administrative assistant
Cindy Klein, fiscal specialist
Janis Orthmann, administrative assistant
Colleen Falconer, program coordinator
Dannica Price, event coordinator

Mail Stop 7519
Fax: 509-963-1977

The College of the Sciences (COTS) is comprised of 13 departments and 12 interdisciplinary programs representing disciplines in the behavioral, natural, and social sciences, and mathematics. The departments and programs of the college offer undergraduate baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees, minors that supplement other degree programs, and a comprehensive range of service coursework. As an essential part of its mission, the college offers an extensive general education curriculum. The departments play a major role in Central’s Teacher Certification Programs, offering bachelors and master’s degrees for students preparing to be secondary teachers and providing coursework in educational foundations and discipline-specific content and methods.

Departments within the college are committed to teaching excellence, active engagement by faculty in research, scholarship and professional service activities, student involvement in research, community service, and employing practical applications of academic specializations.

All departments offer baccalaureate degree programs and, in some cases, minors, educational specialist degrees and master’s degrees. In addition to consulting department/program headings in this catalog, students are encouraged to contact individual departments and program offices directly.

Anthropology and Museum Studies: Kathleen Barlow, PhD, Dean Hall, room 356, 509-963-3201
Biological Sciences: James Johnson, PhD, Science Building, room 338, 509-963-2731
Chemistry: Levente Fabry-Asztalos, PhD, Science Building, room 302, 509-963-2811
Computer Science: Aaron Montgomery, PhD, Hebeler Hall, room 219, 509-963-1495
Geography: John Bowen, PhD, Dean Hall, room 301, 509-963-1188
Geological Sciences: Carey Gazis, PhD, Lind Hall, room 108B, 509-963-2701
Law and Justice: James Huckabay, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 300, 509-963-3208
Mathematics: Stuart Boersma, PhD, Bouillon Hall, room 108, 509-963-2103
Physics: Bruce Palmquist, PhD, Lind Hall, room 201A, 509-963-2727
Political Science: Todd Schaefer, PhD, Psychology Building, room 415, 509-963-2408
Psychology: Stephanie Stein, PhD, Psychology Building, room 421, 509-963-2381
Science Education: Bruce Palmquist, PhD, Science Building, room 107, 509-963-2929
Sociology: Delores Cleary, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 409, 509-963-1305

Interdisciplinary Programs
These programs offer specialized coursework, interdisciplinary baccalaureate majors or minors, master’s degrees or research, and public service functions.

American Indian Studies: Toni Culjak, PhD, Language and Literature, room 408D, 509-963-1531
Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education: Martha Kurtz, PhD, Dean Hall, room 130, 509-963-2135
Environmental Studies: Carey Gazis, PhD, Lind Hall, room 108B, 509-963-2701
or Pam McMullin-Messier, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 441, 509-963-2222
Ethnic Studies: Nelson Pichardo, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 440, 509-963-1348
Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences: Steve Schepman, PhD, Psychology Building, room 429, 509-963-2389
Museum of Culture and Environment: Mark Auslander, PhD, Dean Hall, room 334, 509-963-3209
Primate Behavior and Ecology Program: Lori Sheeran, PhD, Dean Hall, room 335, 509-963-1434
Resource Management Program: Karl Lillquist, PhD, Dean Hall, room 319, 509-963-1184
or Steve Hackenberger, PhD, Dean Hall, room 349, 509-963-3224
Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP): Lucinda Carnell, PhD, Science, room 338G, 509-963-2821
Women’s and Gender Studies: Judith Hennessey, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 436, 509-963-1574

Affiliated Centers and Institutes
Center for Spatial Information and Research: Anthony Gabriel, PhD, Dean Hall, room 320, 509-963-1166
Center for the Environment: Anne Johnasen, PhD, Science, room 207D, 509-963-2164
Central Washington Archaeological Survey, Anthropology: Patrick McCutcheon, PhD, Dean Hall, room 340, 509-963-2075
or Steve Hackenberger, PhD, Dean Hall, room 349, 509-963-3224
Community Counseling and Psychological Assessment Center: Heath Marrs, PhD, Psychology Building, room 346, 509-963-2349
or Elizabeth Haviland, PhD, Psychology Building, room 118, 509-963-2371
Geodesy Laboratory and Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array (PANGA) Data Analysis Facility: Tim Melbourne, PhD, Hebeler Hall, room 110A, 509-963-2799
Health Career Resources: Keith Monosky, PhD, Dorothy Purser Hall, room 108, 509-963-1145

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