Plan of Study: Timeline and Milestones

Four year plan of study

Year 1

  • Complete as many lower division courses (ANTH 1, ANTH 2, ANTH 3) as possible
  • Enroll in language training if necessary

Year 2

  • Complete ANTH 152 and remaining lower division courses
  • Enroll in upper division courses to explore areas of interest and get to know faculty
  • Review UCEAP options and apply for a program to go abroad in spring or summer of Year 3
  • Explore funding options
  • Continue language training

Year 3

  • Complete ANTH 151
  • Develop fieldwork proposal and bibliography
  • Establish rapport with faculty mentor
  • Apply for research funding
  • Continue language training
  • Spring/Summer: go abroad and conduct research

Year 4

  • Fall: Organize field notes into proposed thesis outline
  • Winter: Enroll in independent study or senior seminar
  • March: submit portfolio for recommendation by faculty sponsor for Dean and Chancellor’s awards
  • Spring: Submit final draft for Dean and Chancellor’s awards

Transfer student (two years at UCSC) plan of study

Year 1

  • Summer: Complete as many lower division courses (ANTH 1, ANTH 2, ANTH 3) as possible by enrolling in Summer Session courses before your first quarter at UCSC
  • Fall/Winter: Complete ANTH 150 and enroll in upper division courses to explore areas of interest and get to know faculty
  • Fall: Review UCEAP options and apply for a program in Summer or Fall of Year 2
  • Spring: Complete ANTH 151 and enroll in upper division courses to explore areas of interest and get to know faculty
  • Spring: Develop fieldwork proposal and bibliography and apply for research funding
  • Summer/Fall go abroad

Year 2

  • Fall: Organize field notes into proposed thesis outline
  • Winter: Enroll in independent study or senior seminar
  • March: submit portfolio for recommendation by faculty sponsor for Dean and Chancelor’s awards
  • Spring: Submit final draft for Dean and Chancellor’s awards.