Spring 2022 ANTH Course Offerings                   Fall 2021 ANTH Course Offerings

If you have questions about any of our Anthropology courses (enrollment, waitlist, instructor, course syllabus from courses you've taken or other questions), please contact Mrs. Le-Thu Erazmus Campbell, ANTH Office Manager | Scheduling & Undergraduate Officer.

Below is the spring 2022 enrollment appointment schedule for continuing student enrollment with appointment times for spring 2022:

Honors Students            October 14 from 8am to 4:30pm
Athletes                          October 14 beginning at 5:00pm
Seniors                           October 19-20
Juniors                           October 22-25
Sophomores                   October 27-29
Freshman                       November 2-5
Non-degree                    November 9

Athletes                           October 14
Degree seeking               October 15-18
Non-degree                     November 9

  • Spring 2022 Open Enrollment for GRDL and LAW begins November 10
  • Spring 2022 Open Enrollment for UGDL begins January 13
  • Readmits are given an enrollment appointment time at the end of their level.


Upcoming Events:

CLACS Author Series

CLACS announces a new Author Series featuring our considerable expertise in Latin America and the Caribbean. The series highlights the most recent research published by CLACS-affiliated faculty at KU. Please joins us at one (or all) of our several events throughout the year.


John Hoopes, Professor of Anthropology

Central American and Colombian Art at Dumbarton Oaks (co-editor with Colin McEwan), Pre-Columbian Art at Dumbarton Oaks 5, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, Washington, DC., 2021.

Pre-Columbian Central America, Colombia, and Ecuador: Toward an Integrated Approach (co-editor with Colin McEwan), Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, Washington, DC., 2021.
November 11 @ 4:00 p.m. in Bailey Hall 318

About the Book:
The final installment in the definitive series of catalogues of the Robert Woods Bliss Collection, Pre-Columbian Art from Central America and Colombia at Dumbarton Oaks examines a comprehensive and expertly curated collection of jade and gold objects from Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia. This lavish catalogue provides over two hundred detailed and illustrated descriptions of objects that span approximately two millennia. Illustrated in detail with hundreds of high-quality photographs in full color and with stunning clarity, these breathtaking works of art reveal the ingenuity, skill, and vision of Indigenous artists and artisans.

With a dozen accompanying chapters by thirty contributors from the United States, Europe, and Latin America, this landmark publication describes the objects in the context of a history of the collection, production techniques, technical analyses, iconographic interpretations, and evaluations of material from specific archaeological sites. Pre-Columbian Art from Central America and Colombia at Dumbarton Oaks is a major watershed in the archaeology of the Isthmo-Colombian Area, representing an essential contribution to scholarship on fascinating cultures from an area located between Mesoamerica and the Andes, with ties to the Antilles and Amazonia, in the center of the Americas.

Archaeologists, art historians, ethnohistorians, and ethnographers have long been captivated by the expressive material culture of the prehispanic Indigenous peoples in the lands between Mesoamerica and the Andes. Interconnected communities of practice that were active from central Honduras in the north to coastal Ecuador in the south, with networks of interaction that included the Antilles and Amazonia, made this area essential for understanding long-term culture change.

Pre-Columbian Central America, Colombia, and Ecuador: Toward an Integrated Approach presents twenty chapters on current research in this central area of Latin America. Over two dozen specialists have contributed to this lavishly illustrated book, on topics ranging from historical and theoretical perspectives to analytical studies, reports on recent excavations, and evaluations of material such as ceramics, stone sculpture, gold artifacts, and ceremonial seats from various contexts in Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and Ecuador. 

 Help keep our campus and KU community safe this fall, mask up.

June 9, 2020

Following the outrage generated most recently by the needless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and informal discussions among faculty and students.  Anthropology departments nationwide and even more departments here at KU are issuing statements in support of these principles, I think it appropriate to be on the record as standing with victims of discrimination and racial violence. 

The KU Anthropology Department shares the following statement which unequivocally states our commitment to social justice, and elimination of racial bias in law enforcement, the criminal justice system, and American society.

Thank you.


Dennis H. O'Rourke, PhD
Foundation Distinguished Professor
Department of Anthropology
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Blvd., 635 Fraser Hall
Lawrence,  KS   66045-7540
voice:    785.864.2642
fax:        785.864.5224
email:    orourke@ku.edu

Upcoming Anthropology Conferences:

American Anthropological Association (AAA) 117th Annual Meeting - Baltimore, MD, November 17 - 21, 2021.

American Association of Physical Anthropologist 90th Annual Meeting - Baltimore, MD (virtual) April 7, 2021.

Anthropological Plains Conference, 79th Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO, November (dates pending), 2021.

Society for American Anthropology (SAA) 86th Annual Meeting - San Francisco, CA, (virtual) April 15 - 17, 2021.

Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) 81st Annual Meeting - Norfolk, VA, March 23 - 27, 2021.


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