Courses & Advising

Course Schedules for Upcoming Terms and Academic Years

Classes offered for 2020-21 Academic Year (subject to change)
Fall 2020 Course List
Fall 2020 Schedule
See the Bulletin for Anthropology Course Descriptions 

Academic Advising

The Anthropology major is part of the Language, Culture, and Meaning Pathway. Students in this pathway are assigned to an advisor based on the last two digits of their PSU ID number. Please make an on-line appointment to see an advisor in the Language, Culture, and Meaning Pathway.

For general advising questions, email
​​​​​​To make an appointment with an advisor, visit:

We also strongly recommend Anthropology majors connect with an adviser in the Anthropology Department. All of our full-time faculty (Shelby Anderson, Virginia Butler, Michele Gamburd, Charles Klein, Jeremy Spoon, Mrinalini Tankha, and Natalie Vasey) are knowledgeable about major requirements and are happy to help you plan your course work to achieve your academic and professional goals. If you have narrowed your interests to one of the sub-fields, try to find an adviser whose background matches your main goals and meet with them once or twice per academic year.

Each faculty member's sub-discipline and open office hours are listed on the office hours schedule. No appointment is necessary during office hours. Faculty may also be available at other times by appointment. 

Advising Documents

We have created a simple planning form for you and the adviser to use in scheduling your courses during your time at PSU.

We recommend that students obtain a DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) print-out prior to an advising session. This will provide an up-to-date account of your progress and help you and the faculty identify the courses you need.

PSU has also crafted some helpful web-based information on how to navigate your way through the system and obtain a degree, including degree maps for all programs, such as the BA, BS, and minor in Anthropology.