2008-2009 Catalog 
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2008-2009 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology, BA

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  • Be able to read and critically assess arguments in a field that is notorious for its contentiousness
  • Demonstrate understanding of key theoretical positions that have influenced anthropological thinking for at least two sub-disciplines
  • Be familiar with the nature of data and research strategies in at least one of the four sub-disciplines and be able to construct arguments using that data
  • Obtain a strong theoretical and methodological foundation in at least two sub-disciplines of the field and a generally solid foundation in all four

Major Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in anthropology requires 36-54 credit hours of course work in anthropology.

Required Courses

In order to expose majors to the variety of perspectives incorporated in the discipline, the following department courses are required for graduation:

Recommended Courses

Students interested in specializing in archaeology should consider taking the following courses offered by other departments:

Minor Requirements

Indeed, anthropology students interested in pursuing a career in archaeology are urged to consider completing a minor in geography and environmental studies.

Students interested in the minor in anthropology must complete three of the following four 200 level courses:


They must also meet the college’s minimum requirements for minor programs: 18 hour credit hours total, with 9 hours in the upper division.

Honors Program

In addition to the regular undergraduate curriculum in anthropology, the department offers students an honors program. Before or during the first semester of the junior year, interested students should contact any anthropology faculty member about this program.

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