Bachelor of Arts Program
Program Code: BA-AS
Major Code: ANT
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Anthropology is the exploration of what it means to be human. Although anthropology is often associated with faraway places and remote excavations, anthropologists are increasingly involved in research on such topics as education, health, food, migration, sports, tourism, and cultural identity. The study of anthropology provides a broad-based approach to the understanding of human culture (past and present) and human biology. The anthropological perspective is global, holistic, and involves considerable time-depth. The major exposes students to the primary subdivisions within the field: archaeology, cultural anthropology, and biological anthropology. The B.A. in anthropology prepares students for further academic training at the graduate level, but can also lead directly to careers in nonacademic (applied) areas, such as forensics, contract archaeology, cultural resource management, museum work, social services, education, government, and market research. Internships, archaeological field schools, and a departmental honors program are available to students in this major.
|General Education 23 Requirements|
|33 credit hours||33|
|Anthropology Major Requirements (39-42 credit hours)|
|Required Courses (21 credit hours)|
|ANT 100||HUMAN ORIGINS||3|
|ANT 101||UNDERSTANDING CULTURE||3|
|ANT 200||EXPLORATIONS IN ANTHROPOLOGY||3|
|ANT 412||SEMINAR IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY||3|
|ANT 415||SEMINAR IN ARCHAEOLOGY||3|
|ANT 418||SEMINAR IN BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY||3|
|ANT 488||INTERNSHIP IN ANTHROPOLOGY||3|
|Electives (12-15 credit hours)|
|Select one course from each of the following areas:||12-15|
|Archaeology (3 credit hours)|
|HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY 1|
|ARCHAEOLOGY OF NORTH AMERICA|
|GENDER AND ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Biological Anthropology (3 credit hours)|
|CASE STUDIES IN BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 1|
|PRIMATOLOGY ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION|
|DISEASE AND GLOBAL HEALTH|
|THE HUMAN SKELETON|
|THE HUMAN FOSSIL RECORD|
|Regional/Cultural/Topical Courses (3 credit hours)|
|INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF WESTERN NORTH AMERICA|
|INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA|
|THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF EUROPE|
|PEOPLES OF AFRICA|
|PEOPLES OF ASIA|
|INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY|
|WOMEN IN ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE|
|INDIGENOUS ART OF NORTH AMERICA|
|GLOBAL MARRIAGE PRACTICES|
|CULTURE AND ECOLOGY|
|THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY ISSUES|
|LANGUAGE AND CULTURE|
|RELIGION, MAGIC, AND CULTURE|
|ETHNOGRAPHY OF TURKEY|
|Experiential Courses (3-6 credit hours)|
|ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD (6)|
|RESEARCH METHODS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY|
|RESEARCH METHODS IN PRIMATOLOGY|
|SPECIAL PROJECT (1-3)|
|INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-9)|
|Two Other Courses, From Any Area, Selected by Advisement (6 credit hours)|
|Select two courses||6|
|All College Electives|
|45-54 credit hours||45-54|
|Total Credit Hours||120|
Courses listed with 1 may count towards the major requirements if student is also a Forensic Anthropology (ANT 220) or Indigenous Studies (ANT 250) Minor.
- Discuss the concept of culture.
- Comprehend and describe, in writing, “ethnographic research”.
- Explain genetic inheritance, natural selection, and ideas of species change over time.
- Compile a list of the major trends in human evolution.
- Utilize the scientific method.
- Categorize archaeological data and apply these data to the interpretation of the past.
- Define race, racism, and ethnicity and their intersections with gender, class, and sexuality.
- Recognize, accept, and respect individual, biological, and cultural diversity.