Course descriptions

Anthropology studies human beings of all times and places. It examines human biological, cultural and social similarities and differences, and tries to explain them. Because of its broad perspective — which stresses writing, critical thinking, and social analysis — anthropology provides an excellent preparation for a variety of professional and business careers. Anthropology can also be an integral part of the training for life that is the goal of the University’s liberal arts program.

Students must take the following major courses:

  1. ANTH 1000 or 1006 or 1500.
  2. ANTH 2000, 2501, and 2502.
  3. At least one course in an ethnographic area (ANTH 3021, 3025, 3026, 3027, 3028, 3029, 3030, 3038, 3041, 3042, 3050, 3155, or 3904).
  4. At least one information literacy course (ANTH 2600, 3003, 3004, 3200, 3202W, 3250, 3300, 3340E, 3450W, 3506W, 3555, 3701, 3703, 3704W, or 3706).
  5. At least nine additional anthropology credits at the 2000 level or above. No more than one ethnographic area (Requirement C) course can be applied here. No more than six credits from the following courses can be counted towards this requirement: ANTH 3081, 3090, 3093, 3096, 3099.
  6. A minimum of 12 credits of related courses (2000 level or above) must be approved by the major advisor.

To satisfy the writing in the major competency, one of the courses above must be a 2000 level or above ANTH W course. At least 24 2000-level or above Anthropology credits need to be completed with an average GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Minors in Anthropology, Anthropology of Global Health, Native American and Indigenous Studies, and Religion are described in the “Minors” section.

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