Introduction (Read this first)

Welcome to the Indiana University Bloomington Anthropology undergraduate advising blog. This blog is for prospective and current undergraduate Anthropology major and minors as well as other students with the aim of helping them succeed academically and learn more about the opportunities available in the Anthropology department. The blog is divided into 2 sections: the post page is for announcements and opportunities available for students. The other pages are resources helpful for prospective and current Anthropology students.

Let me now introduce myself. I am Ania Peczalska (M.A. and M.L.S.), the Anthropology undergraduate academic advisor. I am here to help students in a variety of ways and am “the go to person” if students have a question about academics. If I can’t answer your question I will direct you to someone who can. Here are some ways I can help you:

  • Declare Anthropology majors and minors and discuss whether a major or minor is right for you. I also am the EALC (East Asian Languages and Cultures) academic advisor and declare EALC and EAS major and minors as well.
  • Plan courses for future semesters that will fulfill graduation requirements and be useful for your long term goals.
  • Help you determine what remaining Anthropology and general BA requirements you still have to complete before graduation.
  • Answer questions about study abroad and field schools (including planning when to study abroad and do field schools) and help students after returning from study abroad in the process of transferring overseas credits into IUB classes.
  • Help students who are struggling academically by making a plan and directing them to proper resources.
  • Discuss future careers and Anthropology graduate school choices as well as how best to prepare for these careers.
  • Direct students to campus resources that will help them now or in the future.

I highly recommend Anthropology students to meet me with me at least once during your time at IUB so I can get to know you, recommend resources helpful during your studies at IUB, and we can decide on what classes would be benefical to complete your major. I also recommend students making appointments with me at least once a semester to check academic progress as well as make sure you are taking classes that are beneficial for your plans post graduation.

For quick questions I recommend emailing me at or coming to my walk-ins Friday afternoons between 1pm and 4:30pm. Otherwise appointments on Mondays and Tuesdays only in Student Building 055 will allow more time to discuss your questions and concerns. You can make appointments on StarNet.

I hope you enjoy this blog and use its resources. Please let me know if you have any suggestions on how to make this blog better.


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