Academic Opportunities

Honors Thesis Program & Anthropology Ambassadors

Honors Thesis Program

  • Graduate with departmental Awards & Distinctions
  • Courses: ANTH 196A and 196B
  • Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.5 (major & overall)

Anthropology Ambassadors

  • Student ambassadors of UC San Diego Anthropology Department
  • Must have completed ANTH 196A&B of Honors Thesis Program
  • Enroll in ANTH 196C to become an ambassador

Internships - ANTH 197

The Department of Anthropology has partnered with Academic Internship Program at UC San Diego to provide students with internship opportunities during their undergraduate studies. The Academic Internship Program allows students to integrate academic theory and ‘real world' practice, engage in research that explores the relationship between the two, and gain hands-on experience in professional setting. By participating, students receive ANTH 197 (P/NP) credit while fulfilling the requirements of the Academic Internship Program Office. In order to pursue this internship, you will need to have a faculty mentor from the Anthropology Department. Students will be responsible to follow the requirements outlined in the AIP syllabus, as well as plans established with the faculty mentor.

Are you eligible?

Applicants must have completed at least 90 units and a minimum of 2.5 GPA.

Attention: If you would like to use ANTH 197, 198 or 199 as an upper division elective, send us a message in the VAC.  Students can only use ONE of the three courses towards upper division major units.

How to apply:

  1. Meet with the AIP Office to discuss internship opportunities and requirements.
  2. Select an AIP opportunity on AIP InternLink Database.  If you find an internship that is not listed in AIP InternLiknk, then request approval from AIP for the opportunity to qualify as an internship.
  3. After AIP approval, complete the AIP Learning Agreement with the faculty on the proposal.  Print out the AIP Learning Agreement and obtain signature from the faculty mentor and supervisor. 
  4. Fill out ANTH 197 form (leave "Section" and "Section ID No." fields blank), obtain faculty mentor's signature and attached learning agreement. Turn this form into the Anthropology Department for approval.
  5. Pick up the approved form from Department of Anthropology when notified on VAC. The Anthropology Department will send a scanned version of the approved form and learning agreement to the AIP Office.
  6. Take the approved ANTH 197 form to the Registrar's Office to enroll in ANTH 197.

Undergraduate Instructional Apprenticeship (UGIA) - ANTH 195

Course gives students experience in teaching of anthropology at the lower-division level. Students, under direction of instructor, lead discussion sections, attend lectures, review course readings, and meet regularly to prepare course materials and to evaluate examinations and papers. Course not counted toward minor or major.

Requirements:

  1. Junior or Senior standing
  2. Minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  3. Must have received an "A" in the course

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Research - ANTH 198 & ANTH 199

ANTH 198 is a directed group study on a topic or in a field not included in the regular departmental curriculum by special arrangement with a faculty member. Student may take this course twice for (P/NP) credit. 

ANTH 199 is an independent study and research under the direction of a member of the faculty. Student may take this course twice for (P/NP) credit. 

Both courses are research opportunities for students to explore a research topic of their choice either guided by or worked hands-on, one-on-one with a faculty mentor.

Are you eligible?

Applicants must have completed at least 90 units and a minimum of 2.5 GPA.

Attention: If you would like to use ANTH 197, 198 or 199 as an upper division elective, send us a message in the VAC.  Students can only use ONE of the three courses towards upper division major units.

How to apply:

  1. Reach out to faculty mentor and discuss your research interests and responsibilities (i.e. nature of project, meeting frequency, means of evaluation, etc.)
  2. Fill out ANTH 198/199 form (leave "Section" and "Section ID No." fields blank), obtain faculty mentor's signature. Turn this form into the Anthropology Department for approval.
  3. Pick up the approved form from Department of Anthropology when notified on VAC. 
  4. Take the approved ANTH 198/199 form to the Registrar's Office to enroll in ANTH 198/199.