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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology Major, BA (45 Credits)

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This 45-credit major must be accompanied by a major in a discipline related to anthropology. The program will consist of coursework focused on areas related to the dual major and must be designed in close consultation with an anthropology advisor. A program proposal must be approved prior to admission to this BA program.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of concepts basic to the anthropological study of humans, such as culture, cultural variability, evolutionary change, ethnocentrism, cultural relativism, and holism.
  • Identify the goals, main subject areas and distinctive characteristics of each sub-field
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the range and variety of human bio-cultural and environmental adaptations past and present
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the symbolic and communicative capacities of humans expressed through culture.
  • Identify and describe appropriate research methods and techniques for the 4 sub-fields of anthropology.
  • Access anthropological literature and appropriate information technology
  • Engage in the practice of anthropology under faculty mentorship-study abroad, field schools, research with faculty, internships, service learning, teaching opportunities
  • Explain the value of anthropology as part of one’s preparation for life in the early 21st century.
  • Understand the ethics of the discipline as they apply to dissemination of information, field research, conservation and preservation, and representation of self and others.
  • Understand changing role of museums in society, and their primary functions.
    • Education
    • Collections
    • Exhibition
  • Know ethics of museums and resources for consulting about ethical issues

Required Courses

Total Credits: 45

College and Department Information

Anthropology and Museum Studies Department  
College of the Sciences  

Program Codes

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