Anthropology Undergraduate Major (BA, BS, HBA, HBS)
This major offers the following option(s):
Also available via Ecampus.
Anthropology seeks to promote awareness of the complexity and diversity of humanity and the human experience—past and present—in its cultural, biological, and ecological contexts. An Anthropology degree emphasizes cultural sensitivity and enables students to pursue a broad range of jobs requiring a liberal arts background; for example, education, human and governmental services, law, business, media and medicine. It prepares them especially well for work situations that emphasize cross-cultural awareness, international contacts and management of cultural resources. Anthropology curriculum provides a sound basis for later professional or graduate education. Four options are available: archaeology, biocultural, cultural/linguistic, and general anthropology. Completion of an option is required to earn a degree in Anthropology.
Major Code: 860
- Demonstrate a broad and comparative understanding of humanity, the diversity of world cultures.
- Demonstrate an understanding of core tenets of the four-field approach (sociocultural, archaeological, linguistics and biological) within anthropology as a discipline.
- Demonstrate the skills necessary to collect, analyze, and interpret data relevant to one or more of the subfields of anthropology within the context of anthropological theory.
- Demonstrate the ability to follow ethical and professional standards for cultural sensitivity in interpersonal and cross-cultural interactions.
|Select three courses from the following: 1||9|
|*INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY|
|INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY|
|ANTH 345||*BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL CONSTRUCTIONS OF RACE||3|
|ANTH 350||LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND SOCIETY||4|
|ANTH 370||^ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORIES||4|
|ANTH 475||ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE||4|
|Total credits required for graduation||180|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
In certain cases, an extra course taken in this category can be counted as an elective. Please check with the Anthropology advisor
Majors must additionally fulfill requirements for one of the options, plus upper-division electives in Anthropology to complete a total of 60 credits for the major. The following restrictions apply:
- No more than 6 credits internship ANTH 410
- No more than 6 credits from ANTH 311, ANTH 312, ANTH 313, ANTH 314, ANTH 315, ANTH 316, ANTH 317, ANTH 318, ANTH 319
- At least 12 credits at the 400-level excluding blanket-numbered (ANTH 401–ANTH 409) and internship (ANTH 410) credits
- A grade of C– or better is required for all courses used to complete major requirements. Such courses cannot be taken S/U
Major Code: 860