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This paper may be of particular interest to:  Practicing and Applied Anthropologists     Teachers of Anthropology in Community Colleges     Students
Type: Paper
Paper Title: ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FO(U)R ALL?
Author: HAROLD BAILLIE   
Date/Time: Sun., 10:15 AM
Co-Author(s): HAROLD BAILLIE 
Abstract: The development of a four field approach to anthropology is a heavily discussed topic within the undergraduate and graduate course work. Introductory classes for undergraduate students are often regaled by prominent professors, or their enthusiastic graduate students, about the great exchange of information between the four subfields. Despite the grand talk and boosting of our singular cohesive field, which covers the biological, cultural, linguistic, and (pre)historical past of human beings, more and more departments seem to be splitting at the subfield level. To examine this split I will be evaluating possible reasons for the lack of interaction between the subfields. Developed in this paper will be review of the requirements of both graduate and undergraduate students. This review will allow me to show the current collegiate training of students studying anthropology as well as trends of programs stressing or lacking a four field approach. This information will be used in association with interviews of professors and students. These interviews will provide various opinions on the current status of a four field anthropology and present suggestions of future development within the field. The analysis of requirements and interviews will allow for greater insight into the ever-increasing divide within our shared discipline.

Program Number: 5-0365
Session Title: SPEAKING THE SAME LANGUAGE: BRIDGING THE EVER-GROWING DISCIPLINARY DIVIDE BETWEEN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY
Session Sponsor: Archaeology Division
Session Date/Time: Sun., 10:15 AM-12:00 PM
Organizer(s): IVY HEPP (Florida State University) 
Chair(s): IVY HEPP (Florida State University)  
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