Anthropology Major and Minor | Department of Anthropology

Anthropology Major and Minor

Students must meet the general requirements for the B.A. degree in the university core:

  • Communication (English, Composition and Rhetoric) (6 hours)
  • Government/Political Science (6 hours)
  • Mathematics (3 hours)
  • Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)1
  • Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)2
  • Creative Arts (3 hours)
  • American History (6 hours)
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)3
  • Discovery (3 hours)4
  • Capstone (3 hours)

1 Anth 3101, 3110, 3120, 3140, 3200, 3210, 3220, 3300, 3400, 3500, 3700 are in this category.
2 Anth 2700 and Arch 2800 are in this category.
3 Anth 1010 and 2250 are in this category.
4 Anth 1100,1150, 2070,2200 are in this category.

Majors must complete 36 hours in anthropology to include:

18 hours required:

  • ANTH 2300 Culture and Society
  • ARCH 2800 Archaeological Science
  • ANTH 2700 Introduction to Physical Anthropology
  • ANTH 3000-level "Area Studies"
  • ANTH 4011 Field Methods or a second area studies course
  • ANTH 4021 Development of Anthropological Thought

18 hours of electives:

15 hours of which must be taken from the upper division level (3000 / 4000), minimum of 6 hours from 4000 level courses. A maximum of 3 hours of ANTH 4920 may be applied toward satisfying the 36 hour requirement.

In addition to university core requirements, students must complete the following courses:

Statistics (3 hours - MATH 1680, SOCI 4880, or PSYC 3610)
Outside Electives (3 hours - PHIL 2330, PHIL 2600, GEOG 2170, GEOG 1200, HIST 1050, HIST 1060)
Foreign Language (2 courses/8 hours or placement out through examination)
No minor is required.

Anthropology Degree Planning Sheet

2015-16 Anthropology Advising Sheet

Anthropology Minor

A minor requires completion of 18 hours in anthropology to include ANTH 1010, one introductory (2000) level course, and 6 hours from the upper-division level (3000 / 4000).

NOTE: Advanced standing or consent of the department is a prerequisite for enrollment in 3000 and 4000 level courses.

Certificate in Applied Anthropology

You can receive a certificate in applied anthropology. The certificate is 12 hours and includes:

  • ANTH 2300 Culture and Society
  • ANTH 4000 Applied Anthropology
  • Select 2 courses from:
    • 4200.001 Medical Anthropology
    • 4300.001 Migrants and Refugees
    • 4400.001 Environmental Anthropology
    • 4601.001 Anthropology of Education
    • 4701.007 Anthropology of Business

Talk to your academic advisor if you are interested in the certificate program.

Suggested Courses for Anthropology Tracks

Suggested courses for students interested in physical/forensic anthropology:

  • Biology (1110 and 1115)
  • Chemistry (1410 and 1430)
  • Organic Chemistry (2370 and 2380)
  • Human Anatomy (2360)
  • Human Physiology (2370)
  • Archaeology (2500)
  • Physical Anthropology (2700)
  • Comparative Anatomy (3000)
  • Human Heredity (3350 and 3360)
  • Human Evolution (4600)
  • Forensic Anthropology (3331)
  • Principles of Evolution/Population Genetics (5260)
  • Archaeology Field School (4810)
  • Genetics (3450)
  • Histology (4300)
  • Crime Typologies (3470)

Suggested courses for students interested in linguistics:

  • Language and Culture (ANTH 4500)
  • Phoenetics (Speech 3020)
  • Speech and Language Development (Speech 4010)
  • English Language in America (English 4010)
  • Structure of Modern English (English 4020)
  • General Linguistics (English 4040)
  • History of the English Language (English 4070)
  • Special Seminar in Language (English 4940)

Suggested courses for students interested in ethnomusicology:

  • Ethnomusicology (MUET 4500)
  • World Cultures through Film (1150)
  • World Cultures (1100)

Suggested courses for students interested in archaeology:

  • Archaeological Science (ARCH 2800)
  • Origins of Civilization (ANTH 3650)
  • Topics in Archaeology (ANTH 4620)
  • Archaeology Field School (ANTH 4610)
  • Physical Anthropology (ANTH 2700)
  • Geography 4170
  • Geology 1610
  • Geology 4630
  • Chemistry 1410, 1430

Suggested courses for students interested in environmental science:

  • Anthropology of Food and Culture (ANTH 4701)
  • Introduction to Archaeology (ANTH 2500)
  • Environmental Anthropology (ANTH 4400)
  • Biology 1130
  • Biology 2140
  • Biology 4050
  • Geography 4250
  • Geology 1610
  • Geology 4650
  • Geology 3020

Suggested courses for students interested in medical / health:

  • ANTH 2700 Introduction to Physical Anthropology
  • ANTH 4200-001 Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 3331 Forensic Anthropology
  • ANTH 2200 Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective
  • SOCI 3110 Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care
  • SOCI 3120 Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SOCI 4550 Sociology of Aging
  • SOCI 4250 Sex Roles: Male and Female in Contemporary Society
  • AGER 3480 Psychology of Adult Development and Aging
  • AGER 4020 Psychology of Death and Dying
  • AGER 4750 Sexuality and Aging
  • BEHV 3200 Science and Human Behavior
  • PHIL 1400 (2306) Introduction to Contemporary Moral Issues
  • PSYC 2580 Health Psychology
  • BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 3350 Human Heredity

Suggested courses for students interested in nutrition:

  • Anthropology of Food and Culture (ANTH 4701)
  • Health Promotion and Recreation (HLTH courses, PHED 1000)
  • Principles of Nutrition (SMHM 1470)
  • Biology 2040
  • Biology 4200
  • Biology 4530

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