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Anthropology > Major

Major in Anthropology - 42 credits (minimum)

Please note:
- A minimum grade of C- is required for a course to count toward the requirements of the major.
- Only three (3) credits of Independent Study may be applied to the major unless otherwise approved by the major adviser or the chair of Anthropology.
- Majors are encouraged to go beyond the 42-credit program in order to develop greater concentrations in the particular sub-fields of anthropology. In addition to taking more courses within the anthropology curriculum, they are encouraged to study in the related fields.


Required introductory courses.....................................12 credits
ANT213 Introduction to Archaeology (3)
ANT214 Cultural Anthropology (3)
ANT215 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
ANT216 Language and Culture (3)

Required upper-division core courses.........................12 credits
ANT400 Development of Anthropological Thought (3)
ANT401 Comparative Social Organization (3)
ANT402 Research Methods in Anthropology (3)
ANT490 Seminar Four Fields of Anthropology (3)

Required electives.............................................................18 credits
Six (6) additional anthropology courses are required, two (2) of which must focus on different world areas (see list below).

World Area courses
The following courses fulfill the World Area requirement for the major. You must take one (1) course from two (2) different areas. Please consult with your adviser as some selected topics courses (ANT393, ANT493) may also fulfill this requirement.

Asia
ANT370 Cultures of East Asia (3)
ANT378 Cultures of South Asia (3)

Mesoamerica
ANT304 Ancient Mesoamerica (3)
ANT308 Caribbean Ethnography (3)

North America
ANT303 Indians of North America (3)
ANT312 North American Archaeology (3)
ANT314 New York State Archaeology (3)

South America
ANT305 Cultures of South America (3)