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Anthropology

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Anthropology (120 Credits)

A student may be admitted to the anthropology major upon making their intention known to the department. To graduate, a minimum of 34 credits in anthropology courses are required. Grades of C- or higher are required for all anthropology courses. No required course can be taken pass, fail.
First Year
First TermCredits
ANTH 203 [DIVR]3
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab14
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Foreign Language, if necessary, or Elective23 or 4
Second TermCredits
ANTH 2604
Foreign Language, if necessary, or Elective23 or 4
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]33 or 4
Second Year
First TermCredits
ANTH 2303
Arts [ARTS]3
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab14
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Electives3
Second TermCredits
ANTH Electives46
Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Electives6
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
ANTH 390 [M]3
ANTH Elective43
Humanities [HUM]3
Electives6
Second TermCredits
300-400-level Electives59
ANTH Electives46
Consider study abroad or summer field school
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
300-400-level Electives512
ANTH Elective43
Second TermCredits
300-400-level Electives59
ANTH 490 [CAPS] [M]3
Electives3

Footnotes
1To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.
2Two years of one foreign language from high school or one year at college required.
3STAT 212 preferred.
4ANTH Electives (18 credits required): Minimum of 3 credits from each of the following areas: Archeology: ANTH 300, 330, 331, 334, 336, 340, 370, 430; Biological: ANTH 268, 380, 381, 463, 464, 465, 466, 469, 473; Cultural: ANTH 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 307, 309, 316, 320, 327, 402, 404, 405, 417, 418; Linguistics: ANTH 350, 355, 450.
5Concentrating electives beginning in the junior year in one sub-area of anthropology or in a minor discipline in consultation with the adviser is recommended.

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