May 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology Major, BA (62 Credits)

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This liberal arts and sciences major provides background to prepare students for any vocation, in that a measure of achievement in all careers is success in human relationships. The major is also consistent with employment in a variety of business, government and social service areas.

Anthropology Program Learner Outcomes

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

  • Define 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.
  • Recognize the range and variety of biological, cultural, and bio-cultural adaptations past and present.
  • Classify 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.
  • Use anthropological literature and appropriate information technology
  • Articulate the ethics of the discipline as they relate to hypothetical scenarios.

Required Courses

Additional Required Courses

  • Credits: (4)
  • Select 300-level courses from at least three subfields:  Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Linguistics-Credits: (16)
  • Advanced (400-level) courses (must include a department-approved, 400-level seminar course) Credits: (16)
  • Department-approved electives Credits: (4)

Total Credits: 62

College and Department Information

Anthropology and Museum Studies Department  
College of the Sciences  

Program Codes

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