College of Arts & Sciences

In addition to meeting the standards and requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, degree candidates must complete department requirements in anthropology and related fields for a total of 36 credits. Each student's program of study should be planned in consultation with the anthropology faculty. The program may be tailored to a student's needs depending on specialization. Our alumni has pursued post baccalaureate studies in forensic anthropology, law, journalism, dentistry, museum studies, and international arts management, among others. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1202) in normally the first course taken by majors but other required major courses such as Culture and Communication: Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (ANTH 1210) or Physical Anthropology (ANTH 1201) may also be taken in the first semester.
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Degree Requirements

 Six Required Courses (18 Credits) from the Following:
 ANTH 1201
Introduction to Physical Anthropology
 ANTH 1202
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
 ANTH 1210
 Culture and Communication: Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
 ANTH 2912
Qualitative Field Research Methods
 ANTH 3212
History of Anthropological Theory
 ANTH 3296 -or-
 ANTH 5988
Independent Study   -or-
Senior Seminar

The student should take 3 courses (9 credits) in anthropology electives at the 2000-4000 level other than those required. In consultation with the department adviser, the remaining 3 courses (9 credits) may be taken from the courses listed below:

 AFAM 2331 People and Cultures of Africa  
ARTH 1130

Folk Art in America
ASIA 3115

Asian Social Life
ASIA 3132

Contemporary Japan
BIOL 1102 - 1103

Anatomy and Physiology I - II
CRIM 2616


COBF 2213

Documentary Film

COGR 3320

Advanced Photography

HIST 3354

The American Frontier

RELS 1402
(ASIA 1101)

World Religions

SOCI 1101

Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 2416

Religions and American Society

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