be elected as a departmantal concentration program
concentration may prepare students for further advanced training
and professional careers in teaching, research, and/or applied
anthropology within government and private organizations, but
it is not intended primarily as a training-ground for professional
anthropologists. An undergraduate concentration in anthropology
contributes to a liberal arts education, offering a disciplined
awareness of human behavior and social institutions in different
times and places.
to Concentration. Cultural
Anthropology 101 and Biological Anthropology 161 are recommended.
are expected to include at least one course in each of four subdivisions:
biological anthropology, archaeology, ethnology, and
linguistics. 27 credits beyond the 100 level are required.
Please note that the following courses do not count toward the
27 credit requirement: Cultural 101,
222, Biological 161.
It is recommended that students also take at least two cognates
that are selected in consultation with their concentration advisor.
Students are strongly encouraged to elect at least one undergraduate
seminar in anthropology. For students primarily interested in
ethnology, we recommend at least one course from each of the
following categories: (1) regional courses; (2) topical courses;
and (3) theory/method courses. A detailed description of the
concentration program is available at the department office.
interested in scholarly research are encouraged to consider the
Honors concentration. Previous participation in the College Honors
program is not a prerequisite. Seniors admitted to the
Honors concentration normally elect a seminar in their special
field of interest: biological anthropology (Division 318, Course
archaeology or ethnology (Division 319, Course 398).
The seminars give students an opportunity for intensive training
and research experience; the Honors concentration normally requires
a senior thesis. Interested students should consult an Anthropology
interested in obtaining a secondary teaching certificate with
a teaching minor in Anthropology should consult the "Teacher Certification
Program" section in this Bulletin and the School
of Education Office of Academic Services.
anthropology faculty members are available for informal discussion
with students during scheduled office hours (check the department
office for times). Concentration advisors are available to explain
program objectives and requirements and to help with the planning
of your concentration program (appointments are scheduled in
the department office). Students who elect an anthropology concentration
should develop (and file) a preliminary plan listing the courses
they expect to take. This should be reviewed with the student's
advisor or a concentration advisor each term.
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