The purpose of the Anthropology Club is to foster an environment that offers students a non-academic approach to broaden an interest in anthropology as a social science; as well as, develop a stronger sense of cultural awareness and relativity. By creating a community in which a variety of anthropological topics can be introduced and discussed in a relaxed setting without academic pressures. The Anthropology Club hopes to enlighten those who might not otherwise be compelled or able to study anthropology, but are interested in the subject matter. Additionally, for students who wish to further their exposure to anthropology and are already involved in academic program. The ultimate goal is to increase cultural awareness and sharpen member's analysis of their own society in comparison to others, while engaging students in thoughtful discussions about anthropological issues and studies.
We will meet twice a week, unless otherwise specified. We will show ethnographic films and discuss the films, debate anthropological issues and generally raise interest in the multi-faceted look at cultures and society that is anthropology. We also hope to go on several field trips, have movie nights and hold activities developed to focus in on particular interests based on the desires of the members.
This is a chartered club. That means that it can use University resources and can request funding from the Finance Board.