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Anthropology

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Anthropology(120 Hours)

A minimum of 34 hours in anthropology courses are required. Grades of C- or higher are considered passing grades for all anthropology classes; D+ and lower are failing grades. No required course can be taken pass, fail.

The anthropology major must complete a core: ANTH 203, 230, 260, 390, 490, and one course from each of the following: a) ANTH 300, 301, 303, 304, 306, 307, 309, 316, 320, 327, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 418, 419, or 428; b) ANTH 350, 355, or 450; c) ANTH 463, 465, 466, or 468; d) ANTH 300, 330, 331, 334, 336, 370, 430, or 436.
First Year
First TermHours
ANTH 2033
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]4
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Foreign Language, if necessary, or Elective13 or 4
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Second TermHours
ANTH 2604
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Foreign Language, if neccessary, or Elective13 or 4
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]4
Second Year
First TermHours
ANTH 2303
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]23 or 4
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Electives3
Second TermHours
Biological ANTH Elective33
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Cultural ANTH Elective33
Diversity [DIVR]3
Electives3
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
ANTH 3903
Archaeology ANTH Elective33
Humanities [HUM]3
Electives46
Second TermHours
300-400-level Electives49
ANTH Electives56
Consider study abroad or summer field school
Fourth Year
First TermHours
300-400-level Electives49
ANTH 340 [M], 390 [M], 401 [M], 403 [M], 405 [M], or 430 [M]3
Linguistic ANTH Elective33
Second TermHours
ANTH 490 [CAPS] [M]3
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3
300-400-level Electives49

Footnotes

1Two years of one foreign language from high school or one year at college required.
2MATH 212 preferred.
33 hours credits in each area. Biological: ANTH 463, 465, 466, 468; Archaeology: ANTH 300, 330, 331, 334, 336, 370, 430, 436; Cultural: ANTH 300, 303, 306, 307, 309, 316, 320, 327, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 417, 418, 419, 428; Linguistics: ANTH 350, 355, 450.
4Concentrating electives beginning in the junior year in one subarea of anthropology or in a minor discipline in consultation with the adviser is recommended.
5Select courses from the four subdisciplines.
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