Anthropology (BA)

Arts and Sciences
History, Philosophy, and Anthropology
HEGIS Number: 2202

Info
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Course Descriptions
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Anthropology is a comprehensive science of humankind concerned with a comparative and holistic approach to the study of human society and culture. The major in anthropology provides an excellent background for students planning careers as teachers and administrators, and for those whose future career will involve working and communicating in a multi-cultural setting. The anthropology program has a focus in applied anthropology. Students learn quantitative and qualitative research skills that make them employable in a wide variety of settings, as well as preparing them for graduate studies.

CourseDescriptionCredits
EFFECTIVE FALL 2018 

Anthropology BA

 

Major Discipline Requirements

30 

Required Courses

12 
ANTH101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology* 
ANTH220Social Research I** 
ANTH310Techniques of Cross-Cultural Research 
or 
ANTH321Social Research Methods II*** 
or 
ANTH351Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis**** 
ANTH415Advanced Seminar in Anthropology***** 

Elective Courses

18 
9 credits in ANTH chosen in collaboration with a program advisor, 6 of which must be at the 200-level or above.
9 credits in ANTH, SOC, or BLST chosen in collaboration with a program advisor, 6 of which must be at the 200-level or above.

Credit Totals
Total Anthropology program credits 30
Total Core Curriculum credits 36-42
Total free elective credits 48-54
Total credits for the BA in Anthropology 120

Notes:
* ANTH 101 may also be taken to fulfill the Flexible Core: World Cultures and Global Issues requirement.
** ANTH 220 is cross-listed with SOC 220 and POL 222. Any, but only one, of these three courses may fulfill this requirement.
*** ANTH 321 is cross-listed with SOC 321 and POL 321. Any, but only one, of these three courses may fulfill this requirement.
**** ANTH 351 is cross-listed with BLST 351, SOC 351, and POL 351. Any, but only one, of these four courses may fulfill this requirement.
*****ANTH 415 may also be taken toward fulfillment of the College Option Core: Writing Intensive requirement.

Students who are also concentrating in Teacher Education should take Sociology 202 - Evolution of Major Ideas and Issues in Education as one of the five elective courses. That course will satisfy both requirements in Anthropology and Teacher Education.