Dr. Douglas Kline
Lead Advisor and Continuing Studies Professor
Dr. Kline's office hours for the spring 2016 semester:
Wednesday, 9:30-11:00 AM and by appointment
PLAN YOUR MAJOR REQUIREMENTS TO GRADUATE - WHAT TO DO BEFORE MEETING WITH YOUR ADVISOR
If you are seeking registration advice from your adviser, you will first need to access the following information:
- IPFW Undergraduate Bulletin information - available online (click here and select the appropriate year when you entered IPFW).
- If anthropology is your primary major, you can obtain a copy of your bingo sheet from the departmental secretary in Kettler G11A. If you declared anthropology as your major before the fall 2012 semester, a blank bingo sheet is available as a PDF by clicking here. If you declared anthropology as your major as of the fall 2012 semester, you can obtain a blank bingo sheet by clicking here. If you declared anthropology as your major as of the fall 2013 semester, please click here to obtain a blank bingo sheet.
Suggested Course Sequencing Guide – The Department of Anthropology provides a guide suggesting the sequence of courses to be taken in order to complete your degree. The Suggested Course Sequence form is available as a PDF by clicking here.
- Using your resources listed above, complete a draft of your Four Year Graduation Plan (USE A PENCIL.). You can find a blank Four Year Graduation Plan form by clicking here. A suggested Four Year Graduation Plan is available as a PDF by clicking on this link.
- Finally, make an appointment with your academic advisor in the Department of Anthropology and bring your completed forms. It is strongly suggested that you make this appointment during the 5th or 6th week of the semester since registration will be shortly after that time, and advisors will be very busy with appointments.
- Write down any questions you might have regarding general education, Arts and Sciences distributional requirements, major requirements, or any other questions you might have before you meet with your advisor.
NOTE: You may want to make a copy of the completed forms for your own records.
What to do during your meeting with your academic advisor:
- Bring the draft of your graduation plan to your advising appointment and review the plan with your advisor.
- Ask your advisor to sign off on your Four Year Graduation Plan form after making any necessary adjustments or suggestions for changes. This is not intended to be a static contract, but instead a general plan that can be modified as necessary.
CAREER PLANNING - WHAT TO DO BEFORE MEETING WITH YOUR ADVISOR
If you are seeking career information you may want to consider the following questions and resources before meeting with your adviser:
- Are you interested in what you can do with a B.A. in anthropology? Consider what kinds of things you might like to do and what your strongest skill sets are.
- Are you interested in continuing with a graduate degree in anthropology? If so, then you might want to check into the following web resources before meeting with your adviser.
- Are you seeking a letter of recommendation from one of your anthropology professors? If so, you will first need to download the following form and specify what kinds of information your reference can provide to potential graduate programs or employers. This is due to legal stipulations outlined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).