Aug 10, 2020  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology Major

Major Requirements

A major in anthropology consists of five required courses and five elective courses:

Additional requirements, recommendations, and limitations include:

  • Study away: A student majoring in anthropology must complete one semester of study off-campus on either a domestic or international study program after successfully completing a course in research methods listed above or a similar course approved by the department. The off-campus program chosen by the student should have a substantial fieldwork-based component or the opportunity to engage in significant independent research. For this reason, the department does not recommend direct enrollment in foreign universities as a study away option.
  • Limits on credits for off-campus courses: A student may, with the permission of the department chair, count one course taken on an off-campus program towards the major, with this exception: A maximum of two courses in anthropology taken at other universities or institutions of tertiary education (including foreign universities) may be counted towards the major at the discretion of the department chair.
  • Ethnographic area course: Majors are strongly encouraged to take at least one.
  • If a student cannot complete a required non-elective course successfully in two attempts, the student must petition the department chair for permission to attempt it a third time.
  • If circumstances warrant, a student may petition the department to waive a requirement, provided an alternative acceptable to the department is proposed.