General Information

The general anthropology concentration offers training in the subdisciplines of anthropology: sociocultural, physical, and archaeology.

Sociocultural subdiscipline

The sociocultural anthropology subdiscipline encompasses the study of the interrelationships among socioeconomic institutions, ecology, health and medicine, religion and symbolism, psychology and language.

Physical subdiscipline

The physical anthropology subdiscipline studies human biological variation in both time and space, applying techniques of human biology, paleontology, genetics, ecology, comparative anatomy, and epidemiology.

Archaeology subdiscipline

The archaeology subdiscipline deals with the long sequences of independent sociocultural, technological, and ecological evolution that have taken place under diverse conditions.

The general anthropology concentration provides a broad and integrated perspective on human behavior, sociocultural diversity, and human evolution, together with qualitative and quantitative analytic skills that are an excellent preparation for careers in a wide range of settings including health, international affairs, public service, education, law, management, and industry. At the same time, the general anthropology concentration is excellent preparation for graduate studies in anthropology and in professional schools such as medicine and law.

GENERAL ANTHROPOLOGY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS [Minimum requirements of 10 courses | 30 credits]
COURSE: COURSE DESCRIPTION: CREDITS:
Required core courses 9
Anth 102 Being Human: Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 3
Anth 103 Introduction to Human Evolution 3
Anth 319 Introduction to Statistical Analysis in Social Sciences/or equivalent 3
At least one course dealing with a geographic area, such as 3
Anth 312 Ethnography of Southeast Asia 3
Anth 314 Cultures of the United States 3
Anth 331 The Most Ancient Near East 3
Anth 333 Roots of Ancient India: Archaeology of South Asia 3
Anth 349 Cultures of Latin America 3
Anth 353 Chinese Culture and Society 3
Approved anthropology electives (Minimum six courses) 18
Total Credits 30

GENERAL ANTHROPOLOGY MINOR REQUIREMENTS [Minimum requirements of 5 courses | 15 credits]

COURSE: COURSE DESCRIPTION: CREDITS:
Required core courses 6
Anth 102 Being Human: Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 3
Anth 103 Introduction to Human Evolution 3
At least one geographic area course AND two approved electives 9
Total Credits 15

 

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