Anthropology: General Anthropology, BA

Anthropology is the global social science. It is the study of the human condition everywhere; its cultural, linguistic, and biological diversity; and how it evolved and developed from the prehistoric past into the globalizing present. Anthropology is an interdisciplinary 14 credit major that intersects with programs and departments across the University. Students may major in anthropology as a whole (General Anthropology), or choose to concentrate in Biological Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology, or specialize in two thematic concentrations: Medical Anthropology and Environmental Anthropology.

General Anthropology majors study all four anthropology sub-fields, acquiring an introduction to the full range of anthropological research. Students are required to take courses in Biological Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology, and Medical Anthropology.

The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 34. Double majors may entail more course units.

College General Education Requirements and Free Electives
Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives20
Major Requirements
Block I: Introductory Courses
ANTH 001Archaeology: Window to the Human Past1
or ANTH 005 Great Transformations
ANTH 002Anthropology, Race, and the Making of the Modern World1
or ANTH 004 The Modern World and Its Cultural Background
ANTH 003Introduction to Human Evolution1
Block II
Select 10 course units with at least two each from Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology 210
Capstone Seminar
ANTH 300Research Seminar in Anthropology1
Total Course Units34

Honors

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the Major and write a senior thesis.

 


The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.