Anthropology (BA)

REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS DECLARED AS OF FALL 2013

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology requires a minimum of twelve (12) anthropology courses of 3 or 4 credit hours, with a minimum of a C average in the major.

Major code: ANTH
12 courses / 36 hours to complete

REQUIRED COURSES:

Anthropology 201 Concepts and Methods in Biological Anthropology
Anthropology 202 Concepts and Methods in Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology 280 World Area Course

Anthropology 201 and 202 are designed to give majors a thorough grounding in all four fields of anthropology and can be taken in any order. It is STRONGLY recommended that they be taken in the sophomore year, if possible, so they may serve as building blocks for additional courses.

ANTHROPOLOGY ELECTIVES:

Any Anthropology course or course cross-listed with Anthropology may count as an elective toward the Anthropology BA degree. Course offerings for each term may be found the Course Atlas.

DETAILS

-Only one course at the 100-level may be used to satisfy requirements.
-A maximum combined total of 8 hours of ANT 397R (Directed Readings) ANT 495 (Honors) and ANT 497R (Directed Research) may be applied toward the major.
-No courses taken using the S/U option may be applied toward the major.
-A maximum of 12 credit hours earned off campus may be applied toward the major.
-A maximum of 2 courses may double-count for both the Anthropology BA and another major or minor.

Note: Petitions for course substitutions and exceptions will be considered by the Undergraduate Concerns Committee.

CHECKLIST FOR BA DEGREE (PDF)

ADVISING

Majors may choose any available faculty member as an advisor and are required to consult with their advisors at least once a semester to make plans regarding their academic program. (Advisor Request Form-PDF)

GOALS FOR STUDENT LEARNING FOR BA IN ANTHROPOLOGY (PDF)

At the time of graduation, students receiving the B.A. degree in Anthropology should be able to:

  1. Recognize the theoretical bases and methodological approaches that characterize the four major subfields of Anthropology (cultural, biological, linguistic, and archaeological)
  2. Understand basic evolutionary theory, human origins, and biological variation
  3. Understand and be able to apply a critical, comparative, cross-cultural framework in explaining human variation and the diversity of human societies and groups
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural theory and ethnographic research, with a more sophisticated understanding of the research in at least one sub-discipline of cultural anthropology, including medical anthropology and global health, linguistics, political economy and development, sustainability, gender and sexuality, globalization, or psychological anthropology
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical and social implications of anthropological research.