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The Anthropology BA Program:
Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting general degree requirements, all anthropology majors must complete the following requirements (35–39 credits):

  1. The following courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher:
    • ANT 1500/Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology: 3 credits
    • ANT 3150/Classics in Anthropological Literature: 4 credits
    • ANT 3560/Fieldwork: Qualitative Methods: 4 credits
    • ANT 4070/Current Anthropological Literature: 4 credits
    • Four anthropology electives in the student’s chosen concentration: 12–16 credits
  2. SPJ 4990/Senior Project I: 4 credits
  3. SPJ 4991/Senior Project II: 4 credits

Anthropology majors are encouraged to undertake an internship, study-abroad opportunity, or community-action independent study. Students may petition to take credit-bearing internships with anthropology faculty sponsors in place of one upper-level elective for the major.

Concentration 1: General Anthropology
The four anthropology electives must include at least one course in the each of the other three concentrations

Note: New and reinstated courses may be added to the following concentrations. Students should consult their advisor to determine whether a new or reinstated course counts toward a specific concentration.

Concentration 2: World Cultures
ANT 1010/Nigerian/Hausa Language and Culture
ANT 2055/Urban Life in Africa
ANT 2235/Islam in the American Imagination
ANT 2330/New Immigrants in the U.S.
ANT 2410/Environment and Sustainable Development in South Asia
ANT 3190/Urban Anthropology
JST 3455/Archaeological Issues in the Southern Levant
ANT 4100/Alternative Economies (title modified Fall 2014)
ANT 4160/Material Cultures (title modified Fall 2014)
ANT 4860/Special Topic: Geographic Area

Concentration 3: Anthropology and the Arts
ANT 2250/Film and Anthropology
ANT 2320/Performing Arts in Cross-Cultural Perspective
ANT 2470/Museum Anthropology
ANT 2550/Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
ANT 2610/Introduction to Ethnomusicology
ANT 3070/Myth and Ritual
ANT 3185/Global Media, Local Cultures
ANT 3275/Los Angeles/Mumbai: Cinematic City Cross-Culturally
ANT 3345/Theatre and Performance in Africa
ANT 3380/Avant-Garde Cultures and Everyday Life
ANT 3410/Anthropology of Art and Aesthetics
ANT 3415/Anthropology of Sound and Listening (title modified
    Fall 2014)

ANT 3540/Sensing and Knowing in Anthropology, Psychology, and
    the Arts
ANT 3600/Japan: Aesthetics, Politics, Modernity (title revised
    Fall 2014)

ANT 3610/Gender and Popular Culture in South Asia

Concentration 4: Kinship, Identities, and Power
ANT 2175/Language, Culture, and Society
ANT 2340/Drugs, Bodies, Design
ANT 2755/Global Sexualities
ANT 3390/Critical Perspectives on Language and Culture

Refer to The Senior Project for additional information.

Updates to the 2013–15 College Catalog:

Effective Fall 2014:

  • The senior project (formerly ANT 4990, two semesters, 8 credits total) is now SPJ 4990/Senior Project I and SPJ 4991/Senior Project II, 4 credits each.

Updated April 22, 2014

Please direct updates for this page to the managing editor in the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs. For curricular revisions, please refer to the Faculty Handbook.

For current majors:
Graduation Plans

In consultation with your faculty advisor, the eight-semester plans, maintained by the Office of the Registrar, can be used as a guide to assist you in your academic planning and progress toward graduation.