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FSU Expected to Bring Back Anthropology Major

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

TALLAHASSEE, Florida --

Florida State University trustees are expected to reinstate the school's anthropology program after it was cut in 2009 during campus-wide belt tightening.

The Tallahassee Democrat reports the university's anthropology major could be back on the books in time for the spring 2013 semester.

The university stopped offering the major in the wake of dramatic state funding cuts. But FSU has continued to offer anthropology courses and two of the department's longstanding tenured professors were reinstated in 2010.

Gov. Rick Scott brought anthropology into the national spotlight last year when he quipped that Florida didn't need any more anthropology majors.

FSU President Eric Barron made the case for bringing the major back at a trustees workshop in June. Trustees will vote on the decision in September.


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