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Anthropology (B.A.) (Fall 2008)

Administered by Department of Anthropology

Effective Fall, 2008

In addition to 53 semester hours of general education requirements, a total of 36 semester hours is required for a major in anthropology. Additional free elective courses satisfy the requirement for a bachelor's degree. The following core courses are required:

46.200 Principles of Cultural Anthropology

46.210 Prehistoric Archaeology

46.220 Human Origins

46.385 Anthropology Research and Writing

46.470 History of Anthropological Thought and Theory

Practicum (Minimally 3 credits): Choose one of the following four courses:

46.301 Field Archaeology
46.466 Independent Study in Anthropology
46.475 Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology
46.497 Internship in Anthropology

Electives: 18 credits. At least 6 credit hours (2 courses) each in a. and b. Please note: Field Archaeology (46.301) and Internships (46.497) may be taken for 6 credits or more. If this is the case, three of the credits can be applied to Section I required courses and the remaining credits applied to appropriate Section II electives.

These 6 courses may apply to either Subdisciplines A or B, depending on the topic studied:

46.240 Native North America

46.380 Men and Women

46.460 Applied Anthropology

46.466 Independent Study in Anthropology

46.495 Special Topics in Anthropology

46.497 Internship in Anthropology

Archaeology and Physical Anthropology

46.221 Forensic Anthropology

46.300 Archaeological Method and Theory

46.301 Field Archaeology

46.310 Aztecs and Mayans

46.311 Archaeology of Northeastern North America

46.312 South American Archaeology

46.405 Primates

Cultural Anthropology

46.102 Anthropology and World Problems

46.320 Contemporary World Cultures

46.330 Peoples of Subsaharan Africa

46.333 Ethnic Identity in the United States

46.350 Medical Anthropology

46.360 Pseudoscience: Myths, Monsters and Mayhem

46.370 Indigenous Cultures of Modern Mexico

46.390 Socialization of the Child

46.440 Language and Culture

46.450 Peoples and Cultures of South America

46.475 Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology

46.480 Religion and Magic

Students contemplating graduate school are advised to take an introductory course in computer science and at least six credit hours in a foreign language.