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BA in Anthropology

Students will:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the four anthropological subdisciplines: cultural anthropology, archaeology, linguistic anthropology and physical anthropology;
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the history of anthropology;
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of anthropological theory;
  • Demonstrate critical reasoning required to use the knowledge of anthropology s/he has learned;
  • Demonstrate communication skills required to use the knowledge of anthropology s/he has learned.

What will I study?

Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required for this major.
Required Courses

Disciplinary Foundation Course (5 credits)
ANTH 101 Cultural Anthropology (5)

CSBS Foundation Courses (5 credits)
CSBS 310 Foundations of Social Behavioral Science Theory (5)

Choose one of the following courses (5 credits)
CSBS 320 Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences (5)
CSBS 331 Documents-Based Research Methods (5)
GEOG 328 Geographic Information Systems I (5)

Disciplinary Core Courses (29 credits)
ANTH 301 Principles of Archaeology (5)
ANTH 345 Physical Anthropology (5)
ANTH 401 Anthropological Research Methods (5)
ANTH 444 Development of Anthropological Theory (5)
ANTH 445 Anthropological Linguistics (5)
ANTH 490 Senior Capstone (4)

Assessment (1 credits)
ANTH 493 Portfolio Assessment (1)

Electives-Choose one of the following (25-30 credits)
a. Traditional four-feld emphasis in Anthropology
Choose an additional 30 credits from any courses with an ANTH prefx.

b. A certifcate program
Select one of the focused, interdisciplinary certifcates approved for the Anthropology major
(consult department for list) 25-30 credits.

c. Specialization focus
Under certain circumstances the student majoring in anthropology, in consultation with the advisor and chair, may design a set of 30 credits of electives that best prepares them for a specialty in anthropology he/she wishes to pursue.
Note: the student majoring in anthropology may do more than this elective minimum.
Note: the Anthropology major does not require a minor

Disciplinary foundation credits 5 credits
Social and behavior science foundation credits 10 credits
Disciplinary core courses credits 29 credits
Assessment credits 1 credits
Elective credits 25-30 credits
Minimum total credits for above major 70 credits

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