Bachelor of Science in Anthropology
- Satisfy the General University Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Complete the General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Complete the College of Arts and Sciences Requirements.
- Complete the major requirements below.
|Core Courses *|
|Select three of the following:||9|
|Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology|
|Fundamentals of Archaeology|
|Complete the following courses:|
|ANTH A250||The Rise of Civilization||3|
|ANTH A410||History of Anthropology||3|
|Ethnographic Area Courses *|
|Complete three of the following:||9|
|Natives of Alaska|
|Cook Inlet Anthropology|
|Native North Americans|
|Peoples and Cultures of South America|
|Ethnohistory of Alaska Natives|
|Peoples and Cultures of Northeast Asia|
|Tlingit and Haida Adaptations|
|Of the following ethnographic area courses which emphasize archaeology, no more than 6 credits can be used to satisfy the ethnographic area requirement:|
|North American Archaeology|
|Peopling of the Americas|
|Topical/Theoretical Courses *|
|Select two of the following: **||6|
|Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective|
|Anthropology of Art|
|Language and Culture|
|Modern Human Biological Diversity|
|Anthropology of Religion|
|Archaeology of Identity|
|Evolution of Humans and Disease|
|Culture and Ecology|
|Food and Nutrition: An Anthropological Perspective|
|Peace, War, and Violence: An Anthropological Perspective|
|Ethical Issues in Archaeology|
|Analytical Techniques in Archaeology|
|Museum Studies in Anthropology|
|Anthropology Electives *|
|Any 6 credits in anthropology||6|
|STAT A253||Applied Statistics for the Sciences||4|
|or STAT A307||Probability and Statistics|
Complete 36 credits from these items, 18 of which must be upper division credits.
The upper-division special topics course (ANTH A490) or independent study courses (ANTH A397, ANTH A497) may be petitioned to satisfy ethnographic area or topical/theoretical course requirements, depending on course content.
A minimum of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper division.
Honors in Anthropology
The award of honors in anthropology recognizes outstanding achievement by undergraduate majors in the study of anthropology. To be eligible for departmental honors, a student must satisfy the following requirements:
- Be a declared anthropology major.
- Satisfy all of the requirements for a BA or BS in Anthropology.
- Meet the requirements for Graduation with Honors.
- Earn a grade point average of 3.50 or above in courses specific to the anthropology major.
- Complete a senior thesis project (taken as ANTH A499), based on library, laboratory or field research resulting in a substantial, thesis-quality paper defended before the anthropology faculty. The course may be taken on a one-semester (3-credit) or two-semester (6-credit) basis.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology will be able to:
- Explain current understandings about human beings and behavior including the evolution of humans, the nature of culture and cultural processes, the features of language and characteristics of linguistic use, the forms of biological diversity and the significant trajectories of change which have led to the current status of humanity.
- Demonstrate an understanding of different scientific and theoretical approaches in anthropology, their epistemological and conceptual foundations, their strengths and limitations, and the types of topics, issues and problems they are designed to address.
- Apply liberal educational skills, such as independent knowledge acquisition, problem identification, critical thinking, formation and evaluation of hypotheses, and organized and effective presentation of information, to anthropological materials demonstrated through various types of presentation including scientific and technical writing, effective public speaking and electronic media presentation.
- Demonstrate ability to apply anthropological concepts and perspectives to understanding local social and cultural practices occurring outside the classroom in the community.