Undergraduate Degree

Anthropology - Bachelor of Arts

Anthropology - Bachelor of Arts
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Bachelor of Arts
College of Social Science

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Social Science

Department of Anthropology

Undergraduate Program
Anthropology - Bachelor of Arts

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor or Arts  degree in Anthropology.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Anthropology major is met by completing Anthropology 489.  That course is referenced in item 3. a. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Social Science for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  3. The following required major courses (33 or 34 credits):
    a. All of the following courses (12 credits):
    ANP 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
    ANP  203 Introduction to Archaeology  3
    ANP 206 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 3
    ANP 489 Anthropology Capstone Course (W) 3
    b. One of the following area courses (3 credits):
    ANP 410 Anthropology of Latin America 3
    ANP 411 North American Indian Ethnography 3
    ANP 415 China: Culture and Society 3
    ANP 417 Introduction to Islam in Africa 3
    ANP 419 Anthropology of the Middle East  3
    ANP 432 American Indian Women 3
    ANP 433 Contemporary American Indian Communities 3
    ANP 437 Asian Emigrant Communities: A Global Perspective 3
    ANP 452 North American Archaeology 3
    ANP 455 Archaeology of Ancient Egypt 3
    c. One of the following topical/analytical courses (3 or 4 credits):
    ANP 310 Archaeology of Human Migrations  3
    ANP 320 Social and Cultural Theory 3
    ANP 321 Anthropology of Social Movements  3
    ANP 325 Anthropology of the Environment and Development 3
    ANP 330 Race, Ethnicity, and Nation: Anthropological Approaches to Collective Identity 3
    ANP 362 Archaeology of Foragers to Farmers  3
    ANP 363 Rise of Civilization  3
    ANP 364 Fake Archaeology: Pseudoscience and the Past 3
    ANP 370 Culture, Health, and Illness  3
    ANP 420 Language and Culture 3
    ANP 422 Religion and Culture 3
    ANP 425 Issues in Medical Anthropology 3
    ANP 426 Urban Anthropology 3
    ANP 426 Globalization and Justice: Issues in Political and Legal Anthropology 3
    ANP 439 Human Rights: Anthropological Perspectives 3
    ANP 440 Hominid Fossils 3
    ANP 441 Osteology and Forensic Anthropology 4
    ANP 443 Human Adaptability 3
    ANP 461 Method and Theory in Historical Archaeology 3
    ANP 486 Environmental Archaeology 3
    NOTE: ANP 441 may be used for topical/analytical course or anthropological methods but not both.
    d. Complete at least 3 credits from one of the following anthropological methods courses:
    ANP 412 Method and Practice in Digital Heritage 3
    ANP 429 Ethnographic Field Methods 4
    ANP 441 Osteology and Forensic Anthropology 4
    ANP 463 Laboratory Methods in Archaeology 3
    ANP 464 Field Methods in Archaeology 2 to 6
    NOTE: ANP 441 may be used for topical/analytical course or anthropological methods but not both.
    e. Complete 12 additional credits of Anthropology courses, at least 9 credits of which must be at the 300-level or above. ANP 101 or ANP 200 may not be used to fulfill this requirement. Courses used to meet major requirements may not be used to satisfy this requirement.