Anthropology Requirements

Anthropology Major Requirements

With an academic advisor, design a program with a minimum of 35 credit hours distributed as follows:

One preparatory course: Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 105)

Three subfield courses, from the listed courses or as approved by the department:

  1. A course in Archaeology such as Fundamentals of Archaeology (ANTH 225) or Archaeological Theory (ANTH 350)
  2. A course in Biological Anthropology such as Biological Anthropology (ANTH 235) or Primate Behavior and Ecology (ANTH 340)
  3. A course in Cultural Anthropology such as Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 223) or Ethnographic Methods (ANTH 387)

One course concentrated in a specific geographic area, such as

  • Peoples and Cultures of … (ANTH 237)
  • Old World or Native American Prehistory (ANTH 239 or ANTH 241)
  • Third World Studies… (ANTH 335)

Two courses in Anthropological Theory

  • Classics of Anthropological Thought (ANTH 388)
  • Capstone in Anthropological Issues (ANTH 405) (Note: Each Capstone course will be titled individually; students may take more than once with instructor permission.)

At least four additional anthropology courses with at least two courses (of at least six credits) at or above the 300 level.


Anthropology Minor Requirements

With an academic advisor, design a program with a minimum of 20 credit hours distributed as follows:

One preparatory course: Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 105)

Two subfield courses from the listed courses or as approved by the department:

  1. A course in Cultural Anthropology such as Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 223) or Ethnographic Methods (ANTH 387)
  2. Choose (a) or (b)
    • (a) A course in Archaeology such as Fundamentals of Archaeology (ANTH 225) or Archaeological Theory (ANTH 350)
    • (b) A course in Biological Anthropology such as Biological Anthropology (ANTH 235) or Primate Behavior and Ecology (ANTH 340)

One course concentrated in a specific geographic area, such as

  • Peoples and Cultures of … (ANTH 237)
  • Old World or Native American Prehistory (ANTH 239 or ANTH 241)
  • Third World Studies… (ANTH 335)

A course in Anthropological Theory, either (1) or (2)

  1. Classics of Anthropological Thought (ANTH 388)
  2. Capstone in Anthropological Issues (ANTH 405)

At least two additional anthropology courses with at least three credits at or above the 300 level.

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