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: 42

Declaring a Major

Anthropology Major Requirements

REQUIRED COURSES* - 24 credits

ANT213 Introduction to Archaeology
ANT214 Cultural Anthropology
ANT215 Intro to Biological Anthropology
ANT216 Language and Culture
ANT400 Development of Anthropological Thought
ANT401 Comparative Social Organization
ANT402 Research Methods
ANT490 Seminar Four Field Anthropology - Capstone

ELECTIVES* - 18 credits

Six (6) additional anthropology courses are required, two (2) of which must focus on different world areas as determined in consultation with advisor.

Curriculum: Liberal Arts
Minor: Anthropology
Total Credits: 18

Declaring a Minor

Anthropology Minor Requirements

One of the following:

ANT211 General Anthropology
ANT214 Cultural Anthropology

One of the following:

ANT213 Introduction to Archaeology
ANT 215 Introduction to Biological Anthropology

ELECTIVES* - 12 credits
One 300 level course
One 400 level course
Two (2) additional courses at any level

*Courses in which a student earns a grade lower than a C- do not count towards the major or minor requirement.