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Academic Requirements

Anthropology is the only discipline that can access evidence about the entire human experience on this planet.  - Michael Brian Schiffer


Anthropology graduates have the knowledge to understand the complexities of human behavior in the past and present and the practical skills to conduct rigorous research into the environmental and social forces that influence human cultural development across the globe. 

Through courses in the subfields of sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and biological anthropology, students are exposed to multiple perspectives for solving theoretical and practical issues.


Distribution Credit in Anthropology

The Social Science requirement can be fulfilled with one of the following two-course sequences:

ANT 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and one of the following:

  • ANT 215 Sex, Gender, and Culture
  • ANT 235 Cultures of Latin America
  • ANT 280 Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • ANT 320 Race and Ethnicity
  • CRS 242 Society and Estuary

ANT 107 Introduction to Environmental Archaeology
and one of the following:

  • ANT 208 Doing Archaeology
  • ANT 234 Human Evolution and Biological Anthropology
  • ANT 282 Primitive Tech and Experimental Archaeology
  • ANT 306 Marine Archaeology
  • CRS 242 Society and Estuary

Students fulfilling the Social Science requirement with only one Anthropology course can take any of the above courses.