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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 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

Small Plan Major (fewer than 60 credits)

This major requires the completion of a minor or second major. Please consult with the departments about any specific restrictions regarding overlap between plans.

College and Department Information

Anthropology and Museum Studies Department  
College of the Sciences  

Program Codes

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