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ANTHROPOLOGY (BA)

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology requires a minimum of nine anthropology courses (36 semester hours) with a minimum of a C average in the major.

Major code: ANTH
36 hours to complete

REQUIRED ANTHROPOLOGY 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. While it is not required to complete 201 and 202 prior to taking upper division courses, 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:

Course offering for the six additional courses required for the major can be found the Course Atlas.

-Only 4 hours of credit (one course) at the 100-level.
-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 (three courses) earned off campus may be applied toward the major.

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

CHECKLIST FOR BA DEGREE can be picked up from the Undergraduate Coordinator in the Anthropology Office.

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.

ANTHROPOLOGY AND HUMAN BIOLOGY (BS)

The Bachelor of Science in Anthropology is a concentration in biological anthropology. It is designed to cultivate one of the particular strengths of Emory's Anthropology department. While the degree requires training in general Anthropology, it has a clear emphasis in the area of human biology.

Emory's Anthropology department specializes in Biological Anthropology and Cultural Anthropology. This two field approach reflects the common intellectual interest of the department to promote the interaction between biology and culture. This major is designed, in part, to establish an alternative pre-medical curriculum. The Anthropology department believes that future physicians will benefit from exposure to (at least) three perspectives in anthropology:
  1. A biological perspective emphasizes the importance of our evolutionary heritage in shaping behavior, the developmental process, and social relations.
  2. A social scientific perspective provides a methodology for understanding the complex interactions between human behavior and biology.
  3. A humanistic perspective emphasizes the cultural coherence of human values, beliefs and symbols and their importance for particular social groups.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology requires a minimum of nine Anthropology courses (36 sem. hours), and six Foundation courses (24 sem. hours).

Major Code: ANTH
60 hours to complete

 

REQUIRED ANTHROPOLOGY COURSES:

Anthropology 201 Concepts and Methods in Biological Anthropology and
Anthropology 202 Concepts and Methods in Cultural Anthropology

These foundations courses are designed to give majors a thorough grounding in all four fields of anthropology and can be taken in any order. While it is not required to complete 201 and 202 prior to taking upper division courses, it is strongly recommended that they be taken in the sophomore year, if possible, so they may serve as building blocks for further coursework.

Plus the following Departmental courses (no individual course may be used to fulfill more than one requirement area):

Human Biology (one: ANT 210, 305, 311,312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 318, 321, 431)

Social Science and Medicine (one: ANT 230, 231, 317, 318, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, or Sociology 230)

Evolution and Behavior (one: ANT 200, 301, 302, 303, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 316, 317, 323, 333, 334, 336, 383)

Cultural Anthropology (one: ANT 240, 250, 260, 280, 322, 324, 325, 328, 340R, 341, 342, 343, 351, 352, 353, 355, 357, 361, 362, 363, 366, 367, 371, 372, 391)

REQUIRED FOUNDATIONS OUTSIDE THE DEPARTMENT*

General Chemistry: Chemistry 141, Chemistry 142
General Biology: Biology 141, Biology 142
Calculus: Mathematics 111, Mathematics 112, Mathematics 112Z, or Mathematics 115
Statistics: QTM 100

* A.P./transfer credit for math, science, and statistics foundations is accepted if it has already been approved by the appropriate department and appears on the transcript. The following advanced courses may be substituted for the foundations outside the department listed above: Biology: BIO 151, BIO 152; Math: MATH 112, MATH 115, MATH 116.

ANTHROPOLOGY ELECTIVES:

Three (12 credits) elective anthropology courses. Course offering for the three additional courses required for the major can be found in the Course Atlas. (Please note that ANT 270S cannot count as an elective if it is counted for the statistics requirement for the major.)

-Only one 100-level class may be taken to fulfill the elective requirements
-A maximum combined total of eight hours of ANT 397 (Directed Readings), ANT 495 (Honors), and ANT 497 (Directed Research) may be applied to the major.
-No courses taken using the S/U option may be applied to the major.
-A maximum of 12 credit hours (3 courses) earned off campus may be applied toward the major.

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

CHECKLIST FOR B.S. DEGREE can be picked up from the Undergraduate Coordinator in the Anthropology Office.

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 BS IN ANTHROPOLOGY AND HUMAN BIOLOGY (PDF)

At the time of graduation, students receiving the B.S. degree in Anthropology and Human Biology 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. Explain and apply a critical understanding of evolutionary theory, human biological variation, including specifically hominid evolution, and non human primate behavior
  3. Understand the cultural diversity that characterizes human societies through engagement with ethnography and be able to apply a comparative framework (cross-culturally or cross-species) to understand human behavior.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of statistical methods and an ability to interpret numerical and graphical  data
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical and social implications of research on both humans and animals

ANTHROPOLOGY/RELIGION JOINT MAJOR (BA)

A joint major in anthropology and religion may be earned by completion of fourteen courses (fifty-six hours).  All courses that count toward the major must be taken for a letter grade. A minimum of a C average in the major is required.

Major Code: RELANTH
56 hours to complete

REQUIRED COURSES

Twenty hours (five courses):
Religion 300
One course selected from Religion 301-320
Religion 490WR
Anthropology 201 or 210
Anthropology 202


ELECTIVE COURSES

Thirty-six hours (nine courses) from the two departments:
Four courses in Religion, two at the 300 level or above
Five courses in Anthropology, not including ANT 101

CHECKLIST FOR JOINT ANTHROPOLOGY/RELIGION MAJOR can be picked up from the Undergraduate Coordinator in the Anthropology Office.

 


ANTHROPOLOGY MINOR

A minor in Anthropology requires a minimum of five Anthropology courses (20 semester hours) with a minimum of a C average in the minor.

REQUIRED COURSES

Anthropology 201 - Concepts and Methods in Biological Anthropology
or
Anthropology 202 - Concepts and Methods in Cultural Anthropology

ELECTIVE COURSES

Four additional Anthropology courses (16 semester hours)

Please note: A maximum of four credit hours at the 100-level or four credit hours of Anthropology 397R/Anthropology 497R may be applied to the minor.

CHECKLIST FOR ANTHROPOLOGY MINOR can be picked up from the Undergraduate Coordinator in the Anthropology Office.