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Requirements for the Major

Requirements for the Major (Fall 2019)

 The major in anthropology requires completion of at least 30 credit hours of course work, as follows:

  1. 6 credit hours. Two 1000-level surveys selected from the subfields of anthropology: 1101 (Cultural Anthropology), 1201 (Archaeology), 1301 (Biological Anthropology), 1601 (Linguistic Anthropology). A course in a third subfield is strongly recommended (in consultation with the adviser).
  2. 3 credit hours. A seminar on anthropological theory (2101 or 2102). The seminar may not be used to count toward theme credit below.
  3. 3 credit hours. A course on anthropological methods; this class may not count towards the theme requirement. Courses that satisfy the methods requirement include 2211, 2603, 3120, 3150, 3260, 3261, 3262, 3372, 3866, 4373, 5112, 5604. Other anthropology courses can count in consultation with the adviser.
  4. 12 credit hours. Students take four upper-level courses from a predesigned theme or from a theme that they design in consultation with their adviser:
    • A. Environment, landscape, and place (2109, 2113, 2114, 2150, 2160, 2214, 2220, 2221, 2222, 2225, 2227, 3121, 3138, 3200, 3240, 3250, 4154, 4155)
    • B. Healing, medicine, and culture (2113/W, 2227, 2342, 2370, 3121, 3125, 3138, 3143, 3144, 3145, 3343, 3344, 3345, 3346, 3371, 3372, 4345, 4373)
    • C. Social politics and power (2105, 2106, 2108, 2109, 2110, 2130, 2242, 2342, 2375, 3121, 3122, 3125, 3130, 3132, 3133, 3134, 3135, 3138, 3161, 3162, 3241, 3232, 3243, 3250, 3343, 3345, 4152, 4153)
    • D. Identity, ethnicity, gender (2105, 2110, 2113W, 2160/W, 2227, 2375, 3144, 3145, 3343)
    • E. Biocultural foundations in health, genetics, forensics, and ethics (2227, 2342, 2370, 2371, 3138, 3141, 3143, 3344, 3345, 3446, 3371, 3372, 4345, 4373) 
    • F. Language, cognition, and culture (2601, 2602, 2603, 3140, 3150/W, 3243/W, 3620, 3622/W, 4155, 5614, 6614, 6615)
  5. 3 credit hours. One capstone experience in engaged anthropology. In consultation with their adviser, students may fulfill this requirement by taking a formal course (3122 and 3125) or by completing an independent study. Formal classes may not count towards both the theme requirement and the capstone experience.
  6. Minimum 3 credit hours of electives chosen from ANTH courses not already used to satisfy the requirements listed above, to total 30 credit hours toward the major.
  7. With the approval of the student’s major adviser, a maximum of 3 credit hours for a course taken in another department or program may be counted toward the major requirement. A variety of courses is possible, including but not limited to those listed below. In each case, the course must be relevant to the student’s program and the student must receive the approval of the director of undergraduate studies. 

    • African American and Diaspora Studies 2178, 3178; Biological Sciences 2205; History 1270, 2490; History of Art 1330, 2210; Latin American Studies 2301, 2601; Mathematics 1010, 1011; Medicine, Health, and Society 1930, 2130, 2240, 2250, 2420, 2430, 3010, 3020, 3110, 3140, 3150, 3210, 3212, 3220, 3250; Music Literature 1100, 1105, 2110; Religious Studies 4554; Sociology 3001, 3221, 3232, 3311, 3313, 3314; Spanish 3360.

 Requirements for the Major (until Spring 2019)

The major in anthropology requires completion of at least 30 credit hours of course work, as follows:

  1. At least three 1000-level surveys (chosen from Anthropology 1101, 1201, 1301, 1601) covering the four subfields of anthropology: cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology.
    • Group I Comparative Anthropology and Anthropological Theory: 2105, 2113W, 3900, 4154, 3121, 3160, 3133, 3132, 3140, 3122, 4153, 3143, 3145, 3141, 4155, 3142, 3150, 3150W, 2370, 2220, 2220W, 3262, 3901, 4152
    • Group II Archaeology and Biological Anthropology: 2211, 2214, 3162, 3240, 3242, 3202, 3200, 3620, 3620W, 3161, 3162, 3343, 2342, 3371, 3130, 2231, 3201, 2230, 3250, 3372, 3344, 4345, 4373, 3260, 3261, 3243, 3243W, 3866
    • Group III Ethnography, Ethnohistory, and Linguistics: 2601, 2602, 2250, 2109, 2106, 2223, 2603, 3134, 3161, 3144, 3130, 3241, 2108, 3622, 3120, 2614, 3614
  2. A minimum of three credit hours from each of the groups below: A seminar on anthropological theory (2101 or 2102 [previously known as 3900 or 3901]). The seminar may not also be used to count toward Group I credit above.
  3. At least 18 credit hours must be at the 2000 level or higher.
  4. The remainder of the credit hours must be chosen from ANTH courses not already used to satisfy the requirements listed above. With the approval of the student’s major adviser, a maximum of 3 credit hours for a course taken in another department or program may be counted toward the major requirement.

A variety of courses are possible, including but not limited to those listed below. In each case, the course must be relevant to the student’s program and the student must receive the approval of the director of undergraduate studies: 

African American and Diaspora Studies 2178,3178; Biological Sciences 2205; History 1270,2490; History of Art 2210, 3240W; Human and Organizational Development 3200; Latin American Studies 2301, 2601; Latino/a Studies 2201; Mathematics 1010, 1011; Medicine, Health, and Society 1930, 3010, 3110, 2420, 2130, 2250, 3140, 3210, 3220, 3150, 2430, 2240, 3250; Music Literature 1100, 1105, 2100, 2110; Religious Studies 3079, 3178, 2472, 3142, 4554, 4837; Sociology 3001, 3313, 3311, 3314, 3221, 3231, 3232; Spanish 3330, 3360, 3370.

The major in anthropology requires completion of at least 30 credit hours of course work, as follows:

 

1.  6 credit hours. Two 1000-level surveys selected from the subfields of anthropology: 1101 (Cultural Anthropology), 1201 (Archaeology), 1301 (Biological Anthropology), 1601 (Linguistic Anthropology). A course in a third subfield is strongly recommended (in consultation with the adviser).

2.  3 credit hours. A seminar on anthropological theory (2101 or 2102). The seminar may not be used to count toward theme credit below.

3.  3 credit hours. A course on anthropological methods; this class may not count towards the theme requirement. Courses that satisfy the methods requirement include 2211, 2603, 3120, 3150, 3260, 3261, 3262, 3372, 3866, 4373, 5112, 5604. Other anthropology courses can count in consultation with the adviser.

4.  12 credit hours. Students take four upper-level courses from a predesigned theme or from a theme that they design in consultation with their adviser:

A.   Environment, landscape, and place (2109, 2113, 2114, 2150, 2160, 2214, 2220, 2221, 2222, 2225, 2227, 3121, 3138, 3200, 3240, 3250, 4154,4155)

B. Healing, medicine, and culture (2113/W, 2227, 2342, 2370, 3121, 3125, 3138, 3143, 3144, 3145, 3343, 3344, 3345, 3346, 3371, 3372, 4345, 4373)

C. Social politics and power (2105, 2106, 2108, 2109, 2110, 2130, 2242, 2342, 2375, 3121, 3122, 3125, 3130, 3132, 3133, 3134, 3135, 3138, 3161, 3162, 3241, 3232, 3243, 3250, 3343, 3345, 4152, 4153)

D. Identity, ethnicity, gender (2105, 2110, 2113W, 2160/W, 2227, 2375, 3144, 3145, 3343)

E.    Biocultural foundations in health, genetics, forensics, and ethics (2227, 2342, 2370, 2371, 3138, 3141, 3143, 3344, 3345, 3446, 3371, 3372, 4345,4373)

F.    Language, cognition, and culture (2601, 2602, 2603, 3140, 3150/W, 3243/W, 3620, 3622/W, 4155, 5614, 6614,6615)

5.  3 credit hours. One capstone experience in engaged anthropology. In consultation with their adviser, students may fulfill this requirement by takinga formal course (3122 and 3125) or by completing an independent study. Formal classes may not count towards both the theme requirement and the capstone experience.

6.  Minimum 3 credit hours of electives chosen from ANTH courses not already used to satisfy the requirements listed above, to total 30 credit hours toward the major.


7.  With the approval of the student’s major adviser, a maximum of 3 credit hours for a course taken in another department or program may be counted towardthe major requirement. A variety of courses is possible, including but not limited to those listed below. In each case, the course must be relevant to the student’s program and the student must receive the approval of the director of undergraduatestudies.

 

    African American and Diaspora Studies 2178, 3178; Biological Sciences 2205; History 1270, 2490; History of Art 1330, 2210; Latin American Studies 2301, 2601; Mathematics 1010, 1011; Medicine, Health, and Society 1930, 2130, 2240, 2250, 2420, 2430, 3010, 3020, 3110, 3140, 3150, 3210, 3212, 3220, 3250; Music Literature 1100, 1105, 2110; Religious Studies 4554; Sociology 3001, 3221, 3232, 3311, 3313, 3314; Spanish 3360.