Anthropology

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Anthropology

Programs

The anthropology curriculum includes courses in biological anthropology, which deals with the biological evolution of the human beings and with the nature and significance of physical variation among human populations; archeology, which deals with the recovery and analysis of cultural remains of human populations that lived in the past; and sociocultural anthropology, which focuses on socially learned and transmitted systems of knowledge of contemporary human populations with special emphasis on non-Western societies and cultures. The anthropology curriculum provides a comprehensive, well-rounded knowledge of the field to students in our major and minor programs, and many of our courses are requirements or electives in other degree programs.

Curriculum: Liberal Arts
Major: Anthropology
Total credits: 36

COURSES IN WHICH A STUDENT EARNS A GRADE LOWER THAN A 'C-' DO NOT COUNT TOWARDS YOUR MAJOR OR MINOR REQUIREMENTS.

REQUIRED COURSES - 27 credits:

  • ANT213 Introduction to Archaeology
  • ANT214 Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT215 Intro to Biological Anthropology
  • ANT216 Language and Culture
  • ANT301 Human Evolution
  • ANT400 Dev of Anthropological Thought
  • ANT401 Comparative Social Organization
  • ANT402 Research Methods
  • ANT403 Capstone Seminar

Majors are also required to take two World courses from the following list—6 credits:

  • ANT303 Indians of North America
  • ANT304 Ancient Mesoamerica
  • ANT305 Cultures of South American
  • ANT308 Caribbean Ethnography
  • ANT378 Cultures of South Asia
  • ANT380 Cultures Of Africa
  • ANT370 Cultures of East Asia
  • ANT393 Cultures of Brazil
  • ANT393 Culture and Society of Vietnam

ELECTIVES, any three upper division anthropology courses --  9 credits
Total number of credits – 42 credits

Minor: Anthropology
Total Credits: 18

REQUIRED COURSES: 12 credits

One of the following:

  • ANT211 General Anthropology
  • ANT214 Cultural Anthropology

One of the following:

  • ANT213 Intro to Archeology
  • ANT301 Human Evolution

One 300 level course:
One 400 level course:

ELECTIVES: 6 credits

Each minor candidate is required to complete by advisement two courses at any level.