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Administered by Department of Anthropology

Effective Spring 2015

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.



Students should schedule these courses in their first year:

ANTHRO.200 Principles of Cultural Anthropology

ANTHRO.210 Prehistoric Archaeology

ANTHRO.220 Human Origins

Students should schedule this course as soon as possible once declaring the major:

ANTHRO.230 Foundations of Professional Anthropology

Students should schedule this course in their junior year:

ANTHRO.470 History of Anthropological Thought and Theory

Required discipline distribution courses - (9 credits):

Students are required to take one course in EACH of the three subdisciplines:

240 Native N Americans 221 Forensic Anthropology102 World Problems
300 Methods & Theory250 Neanderthals240 Native North Americans
301 Field Archaeology290 Race & Racism 290 Race & Racism
310 Aztecs & Mayans 350 Medical Anthropology320 Contemporary World Culture
311 NE Amer Archaeology380 Men & Women 350 Medical Anthropology
312 South Amer Archaeology405 Primates380 Men & Women
380 Men & Women 466 Independent Study*390 Socialization of the Child
466 Independent Study* 495 Special Topics*466 Independent Study*
495 Special Topics* 475 Field Methods Cult
480 Religion & Magic
495 Special Topics*
* depending upon topic

ELECTIVES - (12 credits) - a minimum of 3 additional courses. Students can choose their selections, based upon their interests and in consultation with their advisors, from all courses offered in the program.

ANTHRO.102 Anthro & World Problems

ANTHRO.221 Forensic Anthropology

ANTHRO.240 Native North America

ANTHRO.290 Race & Racism

ANTHRO.300 Arch Theory & Methods

ANTHRO.301 Field Archaeology

ANTHRO.310 Aztecs & Mayans

ANTHRO.311 Archy of the NE

ANTHRO.312 South American Arch.

ANTHRO.320 Contemp World Culture

ANTHRO.333 Ethnic Identity

ANTHRO.350 Medical Anthro

ANTHRO.380 Men & Women

ANTHRO.385 Anthro Research & Writing (with permission of instructor)

ANTHRO.390 Socialization of the Child

ANTHRO.405 Primates

ANTHRO.460 Applied Anthropology

ANTHRO.475 Field Methods in Cultural Anthro

ANTHRO.480 Religion & Magic

ANTHRO.495 Special Topics

ANTHRO.497 Internship

Highly recommended: course(s) in statistics, foreign language proficiency, internship and/or methods courses