2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 10, 2021  
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived 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: Nine 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.

First Year


Fall Total credit hours: 16-17


  • Foreign Language course
  • Two GE courses

Spring Total credit hours: 15-16


  • One anthropology course (200 or 300 level)
  • Foreign language course
  • Two GE courses

Second Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • Two anthropology courses (200-300 level)
  • GE course
  • Foreign language course
  • One elective

Spring Total credit hours: 15-18


  • One or two anthropology courses (200-300 level)
  • GE course
  • Foreign language course
  • One or two electives

Third Year


Fall Total credit hours: 17


  • One or two anthropology courses (300-400 level)
  • One or two electives
  • One or two GE courses

Spring Total credit hours: 15-18


  • One or two electives
  • One or two GE courses

Fourth Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • Two anthropology courses (300-400 level)
  • Two or three electives

Spring Total credit hours: 15-18


  • One or two anthropology electives (300-400 level)
  • One to four electives

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