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  Nov 24, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Anthropology [ANT]


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The anthropology  major provides students the opportunity to undertake a broad based study of the anthropological approaches to understanding past and present human cultural structures. This major is particularly suitable for those interested in teaching professions, continued graduate study or international aid agencies.

Career Potential

  • Corporate positions in culture management
  • International aid agency positions (e.g., U.S.A.I.D)
  • U.S. government/State Department positions
  • Education/teaching including Native American schools (with certification)
  • C.A.R.E. posts
  • Primate rehabilitation centers, zoos, (e.g., World/National Wildlife Federation)

B. Anthropology Electives: 12 credit hours


Students may choose courses from the list that follows, depending on their personal preferences and/or whether they have a declared concentration. Special courses not listed within either group are occasionally taught with a topics (TP) designation such as ANT 129, 229, 329 or 429 and may count under one of these groups.

  • Six credit hours from Culture Area Courses
  • Six credit hours from Topics Courses

C. Anthropology Electives: 9 credit hours


Students fulfill these credit hours by choosing three courses listed under Culture Area Courses and Topics Courses.

Three elective credit hours may be fulfilled by completing:

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of the B.A. in Anthropology over four years


The following is based on freshman admission and 15 credits per semester. More than 15 credit hours will have to be taken in one or more semesters in order to reach the required 124 credit hours for graduation.

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First Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 16-17


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15-16


Second Year Fall


Two 200-300 level anthropology courses (6 cr. hr.)
GE course (3 cr. hr.)
Foreign language (3 cr. hr.)
One elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Spring


One or two 200-300 level anthropology courses (3-6 cr. hr.)
GE course (3 cr. hr.)
Foreign language (3 cr. hr.)
One or two electives (3-6 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15-18


Third Year Fall


One or two 300-400 level anthropology courses (3-6 cr. hr.)
One or two electives (3-6 cr. hr.)
One or two GE courses (3-6 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 17


Third Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Fourth Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Spring


One or two 300-400 level anthropology electives (3-6 cr. hr.)
One to four electives (3-12 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15-18


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