Anthropology Curriculum

A concentration in anthropology begins with work in the four major subfields of the discipline: cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistics.

Area of Concentration Requirements

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Cultural Anthropology:

  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (or equivalent
    introductory course)
  • History of Anthropological Theory
  • One upper level area or thematic course for cultural subfield majors:
    • Ethnography: Theory and Practice and one or more additional courses and/or tutorials in cultural anthropology ore related subjects approved by advisor

Archaeology:

  • Introduction to Archaeology (or equivalent introductory course)
  • Method and Theory in Archaeology
  • One upper level area or thematic course for archaeology subfield majors:
    • One or more additional courses and/or tutorials in Archaeology or related subjects approved by advisor

Biological Anthropology and Linguistics:

  • One introductory course in at least one of these subfields:
    • Introduction to Biological Anthropology: From Primatology to Molecular Anthropology for Biological Anthropology

    • Language, Culture, and Society for Linguistics

Foreign Language Competence:

  • Intermediate level competence, or two years of college-level instruction

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Course

  • Certified Ethics Training for Studying Human Subjects

Senior Project/Thesis:

  • Thesis Tutorial and demonstration of knowledge of methodology employed in senior project

Joint Disciplinary AOC Requirements

  1. An introductory course in Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology
  2. History of Anthropological Theory
  3. Method and Theory in Archaeology
  4. Two additional courses or tutorials in anthropology, and other work relating to your goals, to be chosen in consultation with your advisor in anthropology.

Sample 4 Year Pathway

 

 Fall TermJanuary ISPSpring Term
Year 1
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Introductory Language
  • LAC #1
  • LAC #2
  • ISP #1
  • Upper-Level Cultural Anthropology #1
  • Introductory Language 2
  • Introduction to Biological
    Anthropology: From Primatology to Molecular Anthropology
  • LAC #3
Year 2
  • Survey of Archaeology
  • Upper-Level Cultural Anthropology #2
  • Intermediate Language 1
  • LAC #4
  • Elective Class
  • ISP #2
  •  Methods and Theory in Archaeology
  • Upper-Level Archaeology #1
  • Intermediate Language 2
  • LAC #5
Year 3
  • History of Anthropological Theory
  • Upper-Level Archaeology #2
  • LAC #6
  • Elective class
  • ISP #3
  • Ethnography: Theory and Practice
  • Language, Culture and Society
  • LAC #7
  • Elective class
Year 4
  • Thesis
  • LAC #8
  • Elective class
  • Elective class
  

 

Sample 2 Year Transfer Pathway

 Fall TermJanuary ISPSpring Term
Year 3
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (or transfer credit)
  • Upper-Level Cultural Anthropology Course #1
  • ISP #1
  • Ethnography: Theory and Practice
  • Introduction to Biological
    Anthropology: From Primatology to Molecular Anthropology
    or Language, Culture and Society
  • Introductory Language 2 (or transfer credit)
  • Upper-Level Cultural Anthropology Class #2
Year 4
  • Survey of Archaeology (or transfer credit)
  • History of Anthropological Theory
  • Upper-Level Archaeology Class #1
  • Intermediate Language 1
  • ISP #2
  • Method and Theory in Archaeology
  • Upper-Level Archaeology Class #2
  • Intermediate Language 2
  • Thesis