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Anthropology

Undergraduate Requirements

Regulations for all Anthropology Majors and Concentrators

GRADING

No course with a grade of D or lower can count toward the major or concentration. Only the first course that is to count toward the major or concentration can be taken Pass/D/Fail.

COURSES

Courses offered in other departments count toward the major and concentration only when taught by a member of the Department of Anthropology. Courses from other departments not taught by anthropology faculty must have the approval of the director of undergraduate studies in order to count toward the major or concentration.

For a Major in Anthropology

The program of study should be planned as early as possible in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies and/or department consultants. A minimum of 30 points in the Department of Anthropology and 6 points of related courses taken in other departments are required as follows:

SOCIOCULTURAL FOCUS

  1. ANTH V1002 The interpretation of culture
  2. ANTH V2004 Introduction to social and cultural theory
  3. ANTH V2005 The ethnographic imagination
  4. Two courses (from within anthropology or from another department) that focus on a particular culture, nation, or literature
  5. Additional courses (from within anthropology or from another department) to meet the required minimum points for the major

ARCHAEOLOGY FOCUS

  1. ANTH V1002 The interpretation of culture
  2. ANTH V2004 Introduction to social and cultural theory
  3. ACLG V2028 Pasts, presents, futures: a critical introduction to 21st-century archaeology
  4. Two courses (from within anthropology or from another department) that focus on a particular culture, nation, or literature
  5. Additional courses (from within anthropology or from another department) to meet the required minimum points for the major

NOTE: Students wishing to pursue an interdisciplinary major in archaeology should see the Archaeology section of this bulletin.

BIOLOGICAL/PHYSICAL FOCUS

Students interested in studying this field should refer to the major in evolutionary biology of the human species in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology.

For a Concentration in Anthropology

A minimum of 20 points in the Department of Anthropology are required as follows:

SOCIOCULTURAL FOCUS

  1. ANTH V1002 The interpretation of culture
  2. Additional courses (from within anthropology or from another department) to meet the required minimum points for the concentration

ARCHAEOLOGY FOCUS

  1. ACLG V2028 Pasts, presents, futures: a critical introduction to 21st-century archaeology
  2. Additional courses (from within anthropology or from another department) to meet the required minimum points for the concentration

BIOLOGICAL/PHYSICAL FOCUS

Students interested in pursuing study in this field should refer to the concentration in evolutionary biology of the human species in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology.