Sister Leslie Ellen Straub, O.P., Ph.D.
The program of study in anthropology provides opportunities to study culture, in all of its complexity and forms of expression, in societies ranging from small-scale and technologically simple ones to those that are complex, urban, and technologically advanced. Such study allows students to develop a perception and appreciation of their own culture while becoming aware of the common ground shared by all peoples and cultures.
Courses in anthropology enrich the liberal arts education available at Providence College and help students prepare for further study and for careers in a variety of settings: international affairs and business management, health care and medicine, preservation of cultural resources, public environmental concerns, community development, city planning, education, architecture, and law. Students interested in the Peace Corps, public service, religious service groups, or similar organizations will find the study of anthropology especially useful.
Offered are general elective courses, courses that fulfill general degree requirements of the College, and courses that fulfill requirements of specific programs.
Academic programs vary in their requirements. Students should consult with their faculty advisor and the Academic Guidebook to review the Academic Planning Form pertinent to their program of study. In addition, students should review course descriptions regarding any prerequisites for required courses. Graduation requirements include a minimum of 120 credit hours, although some academic programs may require additional credits. Please refer to the Academic Resources section of the catalog for more information. Information regarding the new Core Curriculum, which takes effect with the Class of 2016, is available at http://www.providence.edu/academic-affairs/core-curriculum.