Student presents views exhibition of Indigenous dolls at the Longyear Museum of Anthropology
Student presents views exhibition of Indigenous dolls at the Longyear Museum of Anthropology.

Longyear Museum

The Longyear Museum of Anthropology is a teaching collection of archaeological and ethnographic materials from Africa, Oceania, Native North America, and the Pre-Columbian cultures of North, Central, and South America. The museum is located on the second floor of Alumni Hall, and admission is free.

Learn about the museum 

Online Resources

Sites that students often find helpful when planning for a SOAN degree and their next steps after graduating.

SOAN students on China extended study trip.
SOAN students on China extended study trip.

How to Plan your Off-Campus Study Experience

SOCIOLOGY MAJORS: Download this worksheet, fill it out, save it, then e-mail it to Professor Carolyn Hsu. The next step is to make an appointment to speak with your faculty adviser and the advisers in the Office of Off-Campus Study. The form includes more details about SOAN policies and advice for students when planning off-campus study.

ANTHROPOLOGY MAJORS: Download this worksheet, fill it out, save it, then e-mail it to Professor Elana Shever. The next step is to make an appointment to speak with your faculty adviser and the advisers in the Office of Off-Campus Study. The form includes more details about SOAN policies and advice for students when planning off-campus study.

SOAN Credit for Off-Campus Study

SOAN majors are allowed to transfer a maximum of two relevant courses from a Colgate or Colgate-approved off-campus study group. SOAN minors may transfer one course.

Typically, SOAN allows transfer credit only for elective courses; students are not allowed to fulfill required introductory, methods, theory, or senior seminar courses through off-campus study.

Ultimately, students are responsible for making sure that off-campus study courses fulfill SOAN major or minor requirements. Your faculty adviser can provide feedback on possible course choices and how those may fulfill SOAN requirements. If your plans for off-campus study change, make sure to keep your SOAN faculty adviser informed about those changes, so that they may advise you about the best opportunities.

Forms and Documents

Please see the Office of Off-Campus Study’s Forms and Documents page for the key materials students need to complete in order to plan off-campus study. In addition to the forms listed there, students must also download and complete the SOCI or ANTH off-campus study worksheet before meeting with their faculty adviser to discuss off-campus study.