CCSU Anthropology

Course Abroad & Field Schools

The anthropology department runs courses abroad, ANTH 451 Field Schools in Cultural Anthropology, regularly in either the Winter, Spring or Summer sessions. These courses are also cross-linked for International Studies and graduate credit. Recently students have traveled to Kerala, India, Ghana, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Chile, all countries where the anthropology faculty have experience and expertise. While on the course abroad, the students have the opportunity to tour the country, empoy anthropological field methods, engage with national and community leaders as well as ordinary people. Typically, the Field Schools include a home stay with local families. For more information, see the following linked syllabi:

Ghana, 2012

Chile, Spring 2011

Nicaragua, Spring 2009

Costa Rica, Summer 2008

CCSU Students & faculty in Kerala, India

The Farmington River Archaeological Project

The Department of Anthropology at CCSU offers two field schools in archaeology: the prehistoric archaeology field school is directed by Dr. Ken Feder; the field school in historical archaeology is directed by Dr. Warren Perry. The field school in prehistoric archaeology involves students in the Farmington River Archaeological Project, a long-term survey of the prehistory of the Farmington Valley. The historical archaeology field school has focused on sites related to the African diaspora in Connecticut. Both field schools are offered through the summer sessions at CCSU and can be taken for 3 or 6 credits. The prehistoric and historical archaeology field schools are offered in alternate summers.