Effective April 15, 2015
Students majoring in anthropology must complete a minimum of twelve (12) units of course work, including the following requirements:
Two required, discipline-wide courses (taught in fall semester):
Two courses with the department’s “Methods” designation
An additional 10 units of course work in the department**, distributed in the following categories:
- A minimum of one course in each of the 4 subfields (archaeological, biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology)
- At least three anthropology courses at the 300-level (in addition to AN315. Note: all 300-level courses have prerequisites; 2-block courses count as one course, but two units in the major)
- At least two courses tagged “M” for significant methodological content
- AN400 Research in Anthropology cannot substitute for 300-level courses.
All seniors must submit a Senior Capstone Project (these may take longer- or shorter-duration forms; consult with advisor(s) and Senior Capstone Guidelines)
Major requirements may be satisfied by no more than:
- two units of off-campus credit
- two units of independent Readings/Research (400), and
- two cross-listed unit taught by non-departmental faculty (e.g. ethnomusicology, political ecology, ethnography, religion, RES or SW studies, etc. ).**
Note: The department awards Distinction in Anthropology to students who present evidence of distinguished work. Consult the Majors Handbook for Distinction guidelines.
**Departmental courses are taught by permanent departmental faculty or anthropologists hosted in the department
A minor in anthropology will consist of a minimum of five units of course work, to include the following:
- Courses in (at least) two of the four major subdisciplines (biological, cultural, archaeological, and linguistic anthropology) as described in the major requirements.
- At least one course at the 300 level.
- Independent research courses (AN400) may not be counted toward the minimum five units of the minor.
- Minor requirements may be satisfied by no more than:
- one cross-listed course unit taught by non-departmental faculty (e.g. folklore, ethnomusicology, cultural ecology)
- one unit of off-campus credit.
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