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Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences


Department of Anthropology


Linda Wolfe, Chair, 231 Flanagan

BA in Anthropology

Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows:
  1. Foundations curriculum (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum.) - 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) (FC:SO)
    ANTH 2010. Societies Around the World (3) (FC:SO) or ANTH 2200. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) (FC:SO)
    ANTH 2015. Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3) (WI*) (FC:SC) (RP: BIOL course)
    ANTH 2016. Biological Anthropology Laboratory (1) (FC:SC) (C: ANTH 2015)
    ANTH 4025. Theory in Anthropology (3) (WI) (S) (P: ANTH 2010 or 2200, 2000 and 2015/16 or consent of instructor; RP: ANTH 3050 or 3077 or 4400, 4401)
    Choose one course from a, b, or c:
    1. ANTH 3050. Ethnographic Field Methods (3) (P: ANTH 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor) or ANTH 3176. Cultural Anthropology Field School I (3)
    2. ANTH 3077. Archaeological Methods (3) (P: ANTH 2000 or consent of instructor) or ANTH 3175. Archeological Field Training (6)
    3. ANTH 4400, 4401. Human Skeletal Analysis (4,0) (P: ANTH 2015, 2016, or consent of instructor)
  4. Electives – (Choose 15 s.h. above 2999)
    It is recommended that at least one course be chosen from each of the following subfields.
  5. Archaeology:
    ANTH 3011. Hunter-Gatherer Lifeways (3) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000 or 2005 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3012. Lifeways of Pastoral Nomads (3)
    ANTH 3111. North American Archaeology (3) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3113/RELI 3113. Archaeology of the Old Testament World (3) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000 or RELI 2695 or consent of instructor).
    ANTH 3114/RELI 3114. Archaeology of the New Testament World (3) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000 or RELI 2696 or consent of instructor.)
    ANTH 3115. Caribbean Archaeology (3) (P: ANTH 2000 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3116. Latin American Archaeology (3) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000; or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3117. Prehistory of the Middle East (3) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000; or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3118. Pyramids, Pharaohs, and Mummies: The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (3) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3175. Archaeological Field Training (6) (SS)
    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)
    ANTH 5126. Public Archaeology (3) (P:ANTH 2000 or consent of instructor)
    Biological Anthropology:
    ANTH 3020. Primate Behavior and Social Organization (3) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 2015, 2016; or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3026. Forensic Anthropology (3) (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) (P: ANTH 2015; or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3030. Death and Disease in the Classical World (3) (P: ANTH 2000 or ANTH 2015, 2016; 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 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) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3004. Cultures of the South Pacific (3) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3005. North American Indians (3) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3013. Cultures of Mainland Southeast Asia (3) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3009. Motherhood of God in Asian Traditions (3) (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) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3018. Cultures of South and Central America (3) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3150. Applying Anthropology to Contemporary Cultural Issues (3) (SL*) (S) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3176. Cultural Anthropology Field School I (3)
    ANTH 3177. Cultural Anthropology Field School II (3)
    ANTH 3200. Women’s Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3252. Medical Anthropology (3) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3720. Writing Systems of the World (3) (Same as ENGL 3720) (P: ENGL 1200) or ANTH 3770. Language Universals (3) (Same as ENGL 3770)
    ANTH 4050. Psychological Anthropology (3) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 4054. Anthropology of Religion (3) (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 4253. Social Anthropology (3) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 4260. Cultural Ecology (3) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 4501, 4502, 4503. Independent Study (1,2,3) (4503: WI*) (P: Consent of instructor)
    ANTH 4550, 4551. Anthropology Honors (3,3) (P:Junior standing in ANTH; minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and minimum 3.5 GPA in ANTH; minimum 20 s.h. in ANTH or consent of dept chair)
    ANTH 4990. Internship in Applied Anthropology (3) (P: ANTH major with consent of dept chair and supervising faculty member)
    ANTH 4991. Advanced Internship in Applied Anthropology (3) (P: ANTH major with consent of dept chair and supervising faculty member)
    ANTH 5030. Economic Anthropology (3) (P: ANTH 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 5065. Maritime Anthropology (3) (P: ANTH 2200 or consent of instructor)
  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 - 13 s.h.
    ANTH 1000. Introduction to Anthropology (3) (FC:SO)
    ANTH 2000. Archaeology Around the World (3) (FC:SO)
    ANTH 2010. Societies Around the World (3) (FC:SO) or ANTH 2200. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) (FC:SO)
    ANTH 2015. Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3) (WI*) (FC:SC) (RP: BIOL course)
    ANTH 2016. Biological Anthropology Laboratory (1) (FC:SC) (C: ANTH 2015)
  2. ANTH electives - 11 s.h.

Certificate in Cultural Resources Management

The course of study for the certificate in archaeology provides a basic background in archaeological methods (including the recovery and analysis of archaeological data and training in Public Archaeology) and the prehistory of several areas in both the Old and New Worlds. In particular, the certificate provides training for those students interested in pursuing careers in applied, non-academic archaeology.

Requirements
A minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA is required for admission. The student must maintain a 2.5 average in the certificate courses to receive the archaeology certificate. The certificate requires a minimum of 18 s.h. as follows:

  1. Core: - 9 s.h.
    ANTH 3077. Archaeological Methods (3) (P: ANTH 2000 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3175. Archaeological Field Training (6)
  2. Electives - 9 s.h.
    ANTH 3111. North American Archaeology (3) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3113/RELI 3113. Archaeology of the Old Testament World (3) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000 or RELI 2695 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3114/RELI 3114. Archaeology of the New Testament World (3) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000 or RELI 2696 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3115. Caribbean Archaeology (3) (P: ANTH 2000 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3116. Latin American Archaeology (3) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000; or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3117. Prehistory of the Middle East (3) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000; or consent of instructor)
    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)
    ANTH 5126. Public Archaeology (3) (P:ANTH 2000 or consent of instructor)
    GEOG 2410. Fundamentals of GIS (3) (F,S)
    HIST 3900. Introduction to Public History (3) (F)
    HIST 3993. Approaches to Historical Objects (3)
    HIST 5920/5921. Fundamentals of Museum and Historic Site Development (3,0)
    Other electives may be approved by the Department of Anthropology.

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) (P: ANTH 2000 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3026. Forensic Anthropology (3) (P: ANTH 2015, 2016 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 4400, 4401. Osteology (4,0) (P: ANTH 2015, 2016 or consent of instructor)
    JUST 3007. Criminal Investigations (3) (F) (P: JUST 1000 and consent of the Department of Criminal Justice)
    Substitute core courses may be approved by the Department of Anthropology.
  2. Electives (Choose one from the following) - 3 s.h.
    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) (P: CHEM 1160, 1161)
    JUST 3501. Criminal Procedure (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: JUST 1000 and consent of the Department of Criminal Justice)
    PSYC 4375. Abnormal Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    SOCI 3220. Deviant Behavior (3) (F,S,SS) (P: SOCI 2110)
    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.