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Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences


Department of Anthropology


Linda Wolfe, Chairperson, 231 Flanagan

BA in Anthropology

Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:
  1. Foundations curriculum (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs.) - 42 s.h.
  2. Foreign language through level 1004 - 12 s.h.
  3. Core - 16-17 s.h.
    ANTH 2000. Archaeology Around the World (3) (F,S) (FC:SO)
    ANTH 2010. Societies Around the World (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or ANTH 2200. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) (F,S)
    ANTH 2015. Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3) (WI*) (F,S) (FC:SC) (RP: BIOL course)
    ANTH 2016. Biological Anthropology Laboratory (1) (F,S) (FC:SC) (C: ANTH 2015)
    ANTH 3050. Enthnographic Field Methods (3) (S) (P: ANTH 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor) or ANTH 3077. Archaeological Methods (3) (S) (P: ANTH 2000 or consent of instructor) or ANTH 4400, 4401. Human Skeletal Analysis (4,0) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 2015, 2016 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 4025. Theory in Anthropology (3) (WI) (F) (P: ANTH 2010 or 2200, 2000 and 2015/16 or consent of instructor; RP: ANTH 3050 or 3077 or 4400, 4401)
  4. Subfields (Choose one in each subfield above 2999.) - 9 s.h.
    Archaeology:
    ANTH 2000. Archaeology Around the World (3) (F,S) (FC:SO)
    ANTH 3011. Hunter-Gatherer Lifeways (3) (S) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000 or 2005 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3012. Lifeways of Pastoral Nomads (3) (S) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000 or 2005 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3111. North American Archaeology (3) (OY) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3113/RELI 3113. Archaeology of the Old Testament World (3) (OY) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000 or PHIL 1695 or consent of instructor).
    ANTH 3114/RELI 3114. Archaeology of the New Testament World (3) (OY) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000 or PHIL 1696 or consent of instructor.)
    ANTH 3115. Caribbean Archaeology (3) (F) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3116. Latin American Archaeology (3) (OY) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000; or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3117. Prehistory of the Middle East (3) (S) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000; or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3175. Archaeological Field Training (6) (SS) (P: ANTH 3077 or equivalent)
    ANTH 4201. Special Topics in Archaeology (3) (P: ANTH 2000; or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 5120. Archaeology of the Southeastern US (3) (P: ANTH 2000 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 5125. Historical Archaeology (3) (P: ANTH 2000 or consent of instructor)
    Biological Anthropology:
    ANTH 2015. Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3) (WI*) (F,S) (FC:SC) (RP: A BIOL course)
    ANTH 2016. Biological Anthropology Laboratory (1) (F,S) (FC:SC) (C: ANTH 2015)
    ANTH 3020. Primate Behavior and Social Organization (3) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 2015, 2016; or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3026. Forensic Anthropology (3) (S) (P: ANTH 2016; or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3027. Human Health and Disease Ecology (3) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 2015, 2016; or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3028. Human Adaptation and Variation (3) (S) (P: ANTH 2015; or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 4203. Special Topics in Biological Anthropology (3) (P: ANTH 2015; or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 4225. Human Evolution (3) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 2015, 2016; or consent of instructor)
    Cultural Anthropology:
    ANTH 2005. Environmental Anthropology (3) (S) (FC:SO)
    ANTH 2010. Societies Around the World (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    ANTH 2200. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) (F,S) (FC:SO)
    ANTH 3002. Cultures of East Asia (3) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3003. Cultures of Africa (3) (OY) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3004. Cultures of the South Pacific (3) (EY) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3005. North American Indians (3) (EY) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3009. Motherhood of God in Asian Traditions (3) (EY) (FC:SO)
    ANTH 3016. Cultures of the Caribbean (3) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3017. Cultures of Mexico and Guatemala (3) (OY) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3018. Cultures of South and Central America (3) (EY) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3150. Applying Anthropology to Contemporary Cultural Issues (3) (S) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3200. Women’s Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) (EY) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3252. Medical Anthropology (3) (OY) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 4050. Psychological Anthropology (3) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 4202. Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology (3) (P: ANTH 2200 or 2010; or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 4054. Anthropology of Religion (3) (OY) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 4253. Social Anthropology (3) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 4260. Cultural Ecology (3) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 5030. Economic Anthropology (3) (P: ANTH 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 5065. Maritime Anthropology (3) (P: ANTH 2200 or consent of instructor)
    One of the following two courses may be taken to fulfill the course requirement for a course above 2999 in cultural anthropology:
    ANTH 3720. Writing Systems of the World (3) (F) (Same as ENGL 3720) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ANTH 3770. Language Universals (3) (Same as ENGL 3770)
  5. ANTH electives - 6 s.h.
    The following courses, including those listed above, may be taken as electives:
    ANTH 2760. Afro-Caribbean Language and Culture (3) (S) (Same as ENGL 2760) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ANTH 3720. Writing Systems of the World (3) (F) (Same as ENGL 3720) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ANTH 3770. Language Universals (3) (Same as ENGL 3770)
    (ANTH 5010, 5175 may not count as ANTH electives.)
  6. Minor and general electives to complete requirements for graduation.

Anthropology Minor

The minor in anthropology requires 24 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Core - 12 s.h.
    ANTH 1000. Introduction to Anthropology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    Minimum of one course from each of the anthropology subfields listed in the BA degree, 4., above.
  2. ANTH electives - 12 s.h.

Certificate in Forensic Anthropology

The course of study for the certificate in forensic anthropology provides a basic understanding of skeletal biology and human osteology, procedures for the search and recovery of human remains, methods of individual identification from the human skeleton, time since death estimation, and manner of death. The student is also provided with knowledge of forensic anthropology for those interested in careers in applied, non-academic anthropology.

A minimum cumulate 2.5 GPA is required for admission. The student must maintain a 2.5 average in the certificate courses to receive the forensic anthropology certificate. The certificate requires 16 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Core - 13 s.h.
    ANTH 3077. Archeological Methods (3) (F) (P: ANTH 2000 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3026. Forensic Anthropology (3) (S) (P: ANTH 2015, 2016 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 4400, 4401. Osteology (4,0) (S,OY) (P: ANTH 2015, 2016 or consent of instructor)
    Substitute core courses may be approved by the Department of Anthropology.
  2. Electives (Choose one from the following) - 3 s.h.
    JUST 3007. Criminal Investigations (3) (F) (P: JUST 1000 and consent of the Department of Criminal Justice)
    JUST 3501. Criminal Procedure (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: JUST 1000 and consent of the Department of Criminal Justice)
    SOCI 3220. Deviant Behavior (3) (F,S,SS) (P: SOCI 2110)
    PSYC 4375. Abnormal Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    BIOL 2130. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy (4) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 1050, 1051 or 1100, 1101)
    CHEM 2650. Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences (4) (F)
    Other electives may be approved by the Department of Anthropology.

Anthropology Honors Program

A student wishing to enter the honors program in anthropology must be a junior majoring in anthropology, have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and a minimum 3.5 GPA in anthropology, and have completed a minimum of 20 s.h. in anthropology. (Exception may be made at the discretion of the dept chair.) A student in the honors program shall enroll, as part of his or her regular curriculum, in ANTH 4550 during the second semester of the junior year and ANTH 4451 in the senior year. Each honors student will carry out an extensive program of carefully supervised reading and research in one of the areas of anthropology.