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Anthropology, B.S.

Major Requirements

Credit Hours: 33

In addition to completing the requirements for this major, students must also complete the degree requirements specified in the Academic Regulations section of this catalog.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements for more information.

Required Courses

Course NameTerm TakenGrade
ANTH 101 Introduction to Anthropology (3)
ANTH 201 Cultural Anthropology (3)
ANTH 202 Introduction to Archaeology (3)
ANTH 203 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
ANTH 205 Language and Culture (3)
ANTH 210 Development of Anthropological Thought (3) *

Notes:

  • *It is recommended that ANTH 210 be taken within the first 15 credit hours of the major.
  • Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 168 in lieu of ANTH 202.
  • Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 169 in lieu of ANTH 205.

Required Capstone Experience

Complete 3 credit hours, preferably in your senior year, from the following:

Course NameTerm TakenGrade
ANTH 491 Research Methods (3-4)

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101 and ANTH 210 or permission of the instructor

ANTH 492 Senior Seminar in Anthropology (3)

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101 and any 200-level ANTH course or permission of the instructor

ANTH 493 Field School in Archaeology (3-8)

Prerequisite(s): Permissio of the instructor and ANTH 202

ANTH 494 Field Work (2-8)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor

Or complete the following Bachelor’s Essay sequence. Note that 499A will count toward your electives and 499B will count toward the capstone.

ANTH 499A Bachelor’s Essay (3)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor and Department/Program approval prior to registration. Individual departments or programs may prescribe particular requirements for eligibility for the bachelor’s essay, particular procedures for the approval of proposals, and/or particular guidelines for the projects themselves.  

ANTH 499B Bachelor’s Essay (3)

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 499A

Complete a minimum of 3 credit hours from the following ANTH geographic area courses:

Course NameTerm TakenGrade
ANTH 320 Peoples and Cultures of North America (3)
ANTH 322 Peoples and Cultures of Africa (3)
ANTH 323 African American Society and Culture (3)
ANTH 325 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America (3)
ANTH 326 Peoples and Cultures of Europe (3)
ANTH 327 Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean (3)
ANTH 328 Aztecs, Maya, and Their Ancestors (3)
ANTH 329 Special Topics: Geographic Areas (3)

Electives

Complete 9 additional credit hours from ANTH coursework.  No more than one 100-level ANTH course may apply toward this requirement.

Course NameTerm TakenGrade
ANTH 109 Special Topics in Anthropology (1-4)

OR

ANTH 110 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology (3)

OR

ANTH 111 The Construction and Deconstruction of Race (3)

OR

ANTH 115 Introduction to Cultural Sustainability (3)

 

ANTH 290 Anthropology Field Experience (1-3)
ANTH 302 Archaeology of North America (3)
ANTH 303 Paleolithic Archaeology (3)
ANTH 304 Rise of Complex Civilization (3)
ANTH 305 Prehistoric Ritual and Art (3)
ANTH 306 Historical Archaeology (3)
ANTH 307 Southeastern Prehistoric Archaeology (3)
ANTH 309 Special Topics in Archaeology (1-4)
ANTH 319 Special Topics in Anthropology (1-4)
ANTH 320 Peoples and Cultures of North America (3)
ANTH 322 Peoples and Cultures of Africa (3)
ANTH 323 African American Society and Culture (3)
ANTH 325 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America (3)
ANTH 326 Peoples and Cultures of Europe (3)
ANTH 327 Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean (3)
ANTH 328 Aztecs, Maya, and Their Ancestors (3)
ANTH 329 Special Topics: Geographic Areas (3)
ANTH 333 Human Evolution (3)
ANTH 335 Primate Behavior and Evolution (3)
ANTH 336 Osteology and Forensics (3)
ANTH 340 Medical Anthropology (3)
ANTH 341 Introduction to Psychological Anthropology (3)
ANTH 342 Human Behavior and Evolution (3)
ANTH 345 Applied Anthropology (3)
ANTH 346 Anthropology of Gender (3)
ANTH 347 Introduction to Museum Studies (3)
ANTH 352 Folklore of Ireland and the British Isles (3)
ANTH 353 Cultural and Social Contexts of Education (3)
ANTH 356 Anthropological Perspectives on Religion (3)
ANTH 362 Social and Cultural Change (3)
ANTH 381 Internship (1-6)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor, completion of at least 12 credit hours in the anthropology major or minor, minimum 3.000 GPA in anthropology, and minimum 2.500 overall GPA. Course prerequisites may vary depending on the nature of the placement.

ANTH 382 Student Research Apprenticeship in Anthropology (1-6)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor, declared major or minor in anthropology, and a minimum 3.000 GPA in anthropology. Other course prerequisites may vary depending on the nature of the apprenticeship project.

ANTH 383 Student Academic Apprenticeship in Anthropology (1-6)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor, declared major or minor in anthropology, and a minimum 3.000 GPA in anthropology. Other course prerequisites may vary depending on the nature of the apprenticeship project.

ANTH 384 Archaeology Internship (1-6)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor, completion of at least 12 credit hours in the archaeology major or anthropology major or minor, including ANTH 202, minimum 3.000 GPA in anthropology or archaeology, and 2.500 minimum overall GPA.

ANTH 385 Cultural Anthropology Internship (1-6)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor, completion of at least 12 credit hours in the anthropology major or minor, including ANTH 201, minimum 3.000 GPA in anthropology, and a minimum 2.500 overall GPA.

ANTH 386 Biological Anthropology Internship (1-6)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor, completion of at least 12 credit hours in the anthropology major or minor, including ANTH 203, minimum 3.000 GPA in anthropology or archaeology, and a minimum 2.500 overall GPA.

ANTH 387 Linguistic Anthropology Internship (1-6)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor, completion of at least 12 credit hours in the anthropology major or minor, including ANTH 205, minimum 3.000 GPA in anthropology or archaeology, and a minimum 2.500 overall GPA.

ANTH 388 Applied Anthropology Internship (1-6)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor, completion of at least 12 credit hours in the anthropology major or minor, including ANTH 345, minimum 3.000 GPA in anthropology or archaeology, and a minimum 2.500 overall GPA.

ANTH 399 Tutorial (3)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor and the department chair, completion of at least 6 credit hours in the anthropology major or minor.

ANTH 401 Environmental Anthropology (3)
ANTH 490 Independent Study (1-6)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor, completion of at least 12 credit hours in the anthropology major or minor, minimum 3.000 GPA in anthropology, and a minimum 2.500 overall GPA.

ANTH 491 Research Methods (3-4)

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101 and ANTH 210 or permission of the instructor

ANTH 492 Senior Seminar in Anthropology (3)

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101 and any 200-level ANTH course or permission of the instructor

ANTH 493 Field School in Archaeology (3-8)

Prerequisite(s): Permissio of the instructor and ANTH 202

ANTH 494 Field Work (2-8)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor

ANTH 499A Bachelor’s Essay (3)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor and Department/Program approval prior to registration. Individual departments or programs may prescribe particular requirements for eligibility for the bachelor’s essay, particular procedures for the approval of proposals, and/or particular guidelines for the projects themselves.  

ANTH 499B Bachelor’s Essay (3)

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 499A

Notes:

  • The number of Anthropology elective credit hours you must take may be fewer if you complete ANTH 493 Field School in Archaeology (3-8) (8 credit hours) OR ANTH 494 Field Work (2-8) to satisfy the capstone experience requirement for Anthropology. For example, if you complete the 8 credit hour ANTH 493 Field School in Archaeology, 3 credit hours will satisfy the capstone experience requirement and the remaining 5 credit hours will count toward your electives in the Anthropology major.
  • Students majoring in anthropology are encouraged to include courses in sociology, history, political science, international studies, psychology, economics, statistics and computer programming in their program of study.
  • The anthropology faculty very strongly recommends that anthropology majors take MATH 104 Elementary Statistics or a higher level statistics course as one of the two math courses fulfilling the general education requirements. This requirement should be fulfilled as early in an individual’s program as possible and certainly within the first 6 credit hours after declaration of the anthropology major.
  • No more than 3 credit hours from ANTH 290 may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 9 credit hours from any combination of ANTH 381, ANTH 384, ANTH 385, ANTH 386, ANTH 387, or ANTH 388 may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 6 credit hours from ANTH 382 may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 6 credit hours from ANTH 383 may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 6 credit hours from ANTH 399 may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 6 credit hours from ANTH 490 may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 3 credit hours from ANTH 492 may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 8 credit hours from ANTH 493 may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 8 credit hours from ANTH 494 may be applied towards the program requirements.

Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation

None.  All courses that may apply toward completion of course requirements within the major apply toward the major GPA calculation.

Notes: This worksheet is not intended to replace face-to-face advising.