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2023-2024 University Catalog

Anthropology, B.A.


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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for BA Anthropology

Students will demonstrate a broad foundation in critical anthropological thinking, as well as knowledge of the history of the discipline of anthropology. 

Students will discuss and interpret subjects of anthropological significance in oral and written forms. 

Students will make use of anthropological research methods in a structured or directed project. 

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Students will apply anthropological research methods to contemporary issues and social problems. 

General Education Requirements


Mathematics Credits: 6 *


Science


  • BIOS Credits: 3 2
  • BIOS or Physical Science Credits: 6 3

Humanities


  • FORL 1001 Credits: 3
  • FORL 1002 Credits: 3
  • ENGL Literature Credits: 3

Social Sciences


  • Social Sciences Credits: 6 9

Arts


  • Arts Elective Credits: 3 3

Total Credit Hours: 39


Other Requirements


  • FORL 2001 Credits: 3
    OR
  • FORL 1001 Credits: 3
  •  

  • FORL 1002 Credits: 3 5
  • Literature Credits: 3
  • - Credits: 3
  • - Credits: 3
  • Upper-level Non-major Electives Credits: 6 4
  • Social Sciences Elective 2000+ level (Not Anthropology) Credits: 6 6
  • General Electives Credits: 21 or 24

Total Credit Hours: 48


Course Requirements for Major


Total Credit Hours: 33


Total Credit Hours Required: 120


* See General Course Requirements and Approved Electives in the Liberal Arts section.

  1. “C” or better required
  2. 6 hour sequence in one science. Select from BIOS, CHEM, EES, PHYS. 3 hours must be BIOS.
  3. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  4. Students can fulfill this requirement with courses from the subject areas listed as Liberal Arts Approved Electives, or by taking courses at the 3000+ level in social sciences or arts, thereby fulfilling two requirements at once. The application of a course to two requirements, however, does not reduce the total number of hours required for graduation.
  5. Must complete nine credit hours in one language or twelve credit hours in two languages. If the 12 hour option is chosen, the 21 hours of approved electives must include three hours of 2000+ humanities.
  6. Select from ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC or SOC. 3 hours must be 2000 level course. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  7. ANTH 4801 is offered every 3 semesters and should be taken in either the 3rd or 4th year.
  8. ANTH 4995 is offered every spring and should be taken as close to graduation as possible.
  9. No more than three ANTH credit hours at the 1000 level may count toward the Major.

Four Year Plan of Study


Anthropology, B.A.

 

Understanding Your Degree Program of Study  

Four Year Plan of Study Key

GE - General education

M - Major coursework

O - Other coursework

FE - Free electives

RE - Restricted electives

UR - University requirements

CR - College requirements

Program requirements - Some degree programs offer an opportunity to complete a Concentration (C) within the major. Some degree programs require that a Concentration (C) or an Option (OP) be completed as a part of the major.

 

 

First Year of Enrollment


 

First Year

Code

Course

Credit Hours

GE

 ENGL 1157   English Composition 1

3

GE

 ENGL 1158  or ENGL 1159  English Composition 2

 (C Grade or Better Required)

3

GE-RE

 Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning -

 See General Education Menu

3

GE-RE

 Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning -

 See General Education Menu

3

GE-RE

 Natural/Life/Physical Science2 - BIOS -

 See General Education Menu

3

GE-RE

 Natural/Life/Physical Science2 -

 See General Education Menu

3

O

 HIST 1001   World History I

3

O

 HIST 1002  World History II

3

GE-RE

 Social/Behavioral Sciences - See General Education Menu

 Recommended - ANTH 1010   Peoples of the World1

3

M

 ANTH 2052   Cultural Anthropology

3

O - UR

 UNIV 1001   University Success

1

Total hours - Year One: 31

 

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS.
  3. The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages. If the 12-hour option is chosen, the 21 hours of approved electives must include three hours of 2000+ humanities.
  4. Area studies courses focus on a cultural area and are generally at the 3000 level in Anthropology. One is offered every semester.
  5. No more than three ANTH credit hours at the 1000 level may count toward the Major.
  6. Students can fulfill this requirement with courses from the subject areas listed as Liberal Arts Approved Electives, or by taking courses at the 3000+ level in social sciences or arts, thereby fulfilling two requirements at once. The application of a course to two requirements, however, does not reduce the total number of hours required for graduation.
  7. ANTH 4801 is offered every 3 semesters and should be taken in either the 3rd or 4th year.
  8. ANTH 4995 is offered every spring and should be taken as close to graduation as possible.

 

Second Year of Enrollment


Second Year

Code

Course

Credit Hours

GE-RE

 Humanities - ENGL Literature - See General Education Menu

3

O-RE

 Humanities - Literature

3

GE-RE

 Natural/Life/Physical Science2 - See General Education Menu

3

GE-RE

 Humanities - See General Education Menu

 Recommended: Foreign Language 10011&3

3

GE-RE

 Humanities - See General Education Menu

 Recommended: Foreign Language 10021&3

3

O-RE

 Humanities 2000+

3

GE

 Social/Behavioral Sciences - See General Education Menu

3

O-FE

 Free Elective

3

M

 ANTH Area Studies4

3

O-FE

 Free Elective

3

Total Hours - Year Two: 30

 

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS.
  3. The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages. If the 12-hour option is chosen, the 21 hours of approved electives must include three hours of 2000+ humanities.
  4. Area studies courses focus on a cultural area and are generally at the 3000 level in Anthropology. One is offered every semester.
  5. No more than three ANTH credit hours at the 1000 level may count toward the Major.
  6. Students can fulfill this requirement with courses from the subject areas listed as Liberal Arts Approved Electives, or by taking courses at the 3000+ level in social sciences or arts, thereby fulfilling two requirements at once. The application of a course to two requirements, however, does not reduce the total number of hours required for graduation.
  7. ANTH 4801 is offered every 3 semesters and should be taken in either the 3rd or 4th year.
  8. ANTH 4995 is offered every spring and should be taken as close to graduation as possible.

 

Third Year of Enrollment


Year Three

Code

Course

Credit Hours

O-CR

 Foreign Language 2001 or Second Foreign Language 10013

3

M-RE

 ANTH 3201   Field Methods Archeology OR

 ANTH 3301   Doing Ethnography

3

M-RE

 ANTH 4000+ elective

3

M-RE

 ANTH elective5

3

M-RE

 ANTH 4721   Cultural Resources Mgmt: Theory & Practice OR

 ANTH 4768  Anthropology and Policy OR

 ANTH 4772  Applied Anthropology OR

 ANTH 4775  Urban Anthropology

3

O-FE

 Free Elective

3

O-FE

 Free Elective

3

O-FE

 Free Elective

3

O-RE

 Non major 3000+ Elective6

3

O-RE

 Non major 3000+ Elective6

3

Total hours - Year Three: 30

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS.
  3. The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages. If the 12-hour option is chosen, the 21 hours of approved electives must include three hours of 2000+ humanities.
  4. Area studies courses focus on a cultural area and are generally at the 3000 level in Anthropology. One is offered every semester.
  5. No more than three ANTH credit hours at the 1000 level may count toward the Major.
  6. Students can fulfill this requirement with courses from the subject areas listed as Liberal Arts Approved Electives, or by taking courses at the 3000+ level in social sciences, thereby fulfilling two requirements at once. The application of a course to two requirements, however, does not reduce the total number of hours required for graduation.
  7. ANTH 4801 is offered every 3 semesters and should be taken in either the 3rd or 4th year.
  8. ANTH 4995 is offered every spring and should be taken as close to graduation as possible.

 

Fourth Year of Enrollment


Year Four

Code

Course

Credit Hours

O-RE

 Social Science 2000+ non-ANTH

3

M

 ANTH 4801   History of Anthropological Theory7

3

M

 ANTH 4995   Anthro of Contemporary Issues8

3

M-RE

 ANTH 4000+ elective

3

M-RE

 ANTH 4000+ elective

3

O-RE

 Social Science 2000+ non-ANTH

3

M-RE

 ANTH Elective5

3

O-FE

 Free Elective

3

O-FE 

 Free Elective

3

O-FE

 Free Elective

2

Year Four - Total Hours: 29

Total degree hours: 120

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS.
  3. The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages. If the 12-hour option is chosen, the 21 hours of approved electives must include three hours of 2000+ humanities.
  4. Area studies courses focus on a cultural area and are generally at the 3000 level in Anthropology. One is offered every semester.
  5. No more than three ANTH credit hours at the 1000 level may count toward the Major.
  6. Students can fulfill this requirement with courses from the subject areas listed as Liberal Arts Approved Electives, or by taking courses at the 3000+ level in social sciences or arts, thereby fulfilling two requirements at once. The application of a course to two requirements, however, does not reduce the total number of hours required for graduation.
  7. ANTH 4801 is offered every 3 semesters and should be taken in either the 3rd or 4th year.
  8. ANTH 4995 is offered every spring and should be taken as close to graduation as possible.

 

Total Credit Hours Required: 120


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