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Anthropology Advising +

The department offers undergraduate majors for a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Evolutionary Anthropology: minors are offered in Medical Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, and Anthropology (with tracks in Sociocultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, and Archaeological Anthropology).

All anthropology faculty members are available for informal discussion with students during scheduled office hours (check the Department office for times).

Department advisors are available to explain program objectives and requirements and to help with the planning of your  program.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in the Department of Anthropology should contact the undergraduate advisor with any questions.

Appointments are scheduled in the Department office or online at: www.lsa.umich.edu/anthro/undergraduates/advising

 

Anthropology Major

Effective Fall 2014

May be elected as a departmental major

The Undergraduate Anthropology Program emphasizes the commitment of this department to four-field anthropology, providing exposure to Anthropological Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, and Sociocultural Anthropology. This holistic approach serves Anthropology's intellectual goal to achieve a comprehensive and comparative understanding of humanity. An undergraduate major in Anthropology contributes to a liberal arts education, offering a disciplined awareness of human behavior and social institutions in different times and places.

Prerequisites to the Major

None, but ANTHRCUL 101 is recommended.

Requirements for the Major

 At least 34 credits at the 200-level or above are required:

Choose at least one course in each of the following subfields

  1. Anthropological Archaeology:
    • ANTHRARC 282 Introduction to Prehistoric Archaeology (4)
    • ANTHRARC 284 Aztec, Maya, and Inca Civilizations (4)
    • ANTHRARC 285 Frauds and Fantastic Claims in Archaeology (4)
  2. Biological Anthropology:
    • ANTHRBIO 201 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (4) 
  3. Linguistic Anthropology:
    • ANTHRCUL 272, Language in Society (4)
    • ANTHRCUL 374 Language and Culture (4)
  4. Sociocultural Anthropology:
    • ANTHRCUL 222 The Comparative Studies of Culture (4)
    • ANTHRCUL 226 Introduction to Historical Anthropology (4)
    • ANTHRCUL 230 Fundamentals of Social Theory (4)
    • ANTHRCUL 330 Culture, Thought, and Meaning (4)

The remaining credits are taken in the subfield of your choice with a  minimum of five courses at the 300-level or above, at least one of which must be at the 400-level. 

At least 20 credits must be completed in residence at the University of Michigan.

A maximum of 6 credits of independent research can be counted toward the major.

Honors Plan

Students interested in scholarly research are encouraged to consider the Honors plan. Previous participation in the College Honors program is not a prerequisite. Seniors admitted to the Honors plan normally elect a seminar in their special field of interest: biological anthropology (ANTHRBIO 398), archaeology (ANTHRARC 398) or sociocultural or linguistic anthropology (ANTHRCUL 398). The seminars give students an opportunity for intensive training and research experience; the Honors plan requires a senior thesis. Interested students should consult an Anthropology advisor for more information.

Teaching Certificate

Students interested in obtaining a secondary teaching certificate with a teaching minor in Anthropology should consult the "Teacher Certification Program" on the LSA website and the School of Education Office of Academic Services.

 

 

Anthropology Major (Fall 2011-Summer 2014) +

Effective Fall 2011-Summer 2014

May be elected as a departmental major

The Undergraduate Anthropology Program emphasizes the commitment of this department to four-field anthropology, providing exposure to Anthropological Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology and Sociocultural Anthropology. This holistic approach serves Anthropology's intellectual goal to achieve a comprehensive and comparative understanding of humanity. An undergraduate major in Anthropology contributes to a liberal arts education, offering a disciplined awareness of human behavior and social institutions in different times and places.

Prerequisites to the Major

None, but ANTHRCUL 101 and ANTHRBIO 161 are recommended.

The Major

Majors are expected to include at least one course in each of four subdivisions: biological anthropology, anthropological archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. At least 30 credits at the 200-level or above are required, 15 of which must be completed in residence at the University of Michigan unless approved by the department advisor. 15 of the required 30 credits must be completed in the department unless approved by an department advisor.

Please note that the following courses do not count toward the 30 credit requirement: ANTHRCUL 101, ANTHRBIO 161.

A detailed description of the major is available at the department office.

For students primarily interested in sociocultural anthropology, we recommend at least one course from each of the following categories: (1) regional courses; (2) topical courses; and (3) theory/method courses.

For students primarily interested in anthropological archaeology, we strongly recommend taking the following sequence of courses: ANTHRARC 282, 385, and 386. The goal of these three courses is to give students a general introduction to anthropological archaeology and an overview of world prehistory. In addition to these three courses, students are encouraged to take at least two area courses: one that examines the archaeological record in the New World and on focused on the Old World.

Honors Plan

Students interested in scholarly research are encouraged to consider the Honors major. Previous participation in the College Honors program is not a prerequisite. Seniors admitted to the Honors major normally elect a seminar in their special field of interest: biological anthropology (ANTHRBIO 398), archaeology (ANTHRARC 398) or sociocultural anthropology (ANTHRCUL 398). The seminars give students an opportunity for intensive training and research experience; the Honors major normally requires a senior thesis. Interested students should consult an Anthropology department advisor.

Teaching Certificate

Students interested in obtaining a secondary teaching certificate with a teaching minor in Anthropology should consult the "Teacher Certification Program"  and the School of Education Office of Academic Services.

Advising

All anthropology faculty members are available for informal discussion with students during scheduled office hours (check the Department office for times). Department advisors are available to explain program objectives and requirements and to help with the planning of your major program. 

Appointments are scheduled in the Department office or online at: www.lsa.umich.edu/anthro/undergraduates/advising

Anthropology concentration (Fall 2006-Summer 2011) +

Effective Fall 2006-Summer 2011

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

The Undergraduate Anthropology Program emphasizes the commitment of this department to four-field anthropology, providing exposure to Anthropological Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology and Sociocultural Anthropology. This holistic approach serves Anthropology's intellectual goal to achieve a comprehensive and comparative understanding of humanity. 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.

Prerequisites to Concentration. None, but ANTHRCUL 101 and ANTHRBIO 161 are recommended.

Concentration Program. Concentrators are expected to include at least one course in each of four subdivisions: biological anthropology, anthropological archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. At least30 credits beyond the 100 level are required, 15 of which must be completed in residence at the University of Michigan unless approved by the undergraduate advisor. 15 of the required 30 credits must be completed in the department unless approved by an undergraduate advisor.

Please note that the following courses do not count toward the 30 credit requirement: ANTHRCUL 101, ANTHRBIO 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 and one theory course.

A detailed description of the concentration program is available at the department office.

For students primarily interested in sociocultural anthropology, we recommend at least one course from each of the following categories: (1) regional courses; (2) topical courses; and (3) theory/method courses.

For students primarily interested in anthropological archaeology, we strongly recommend taking the following sequence of courses: ANTHRARC 282, 385, and 386. The goal of these three courses is to give students a general introduction to anthropological archaeology and an overview of world prehistory. In addition to these three courses, students are encouraged to take at least two area courses: one that examines the archaeological record in the New World and on focused on the Old World.

 

Honors Concentration. Students 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 (ANTHRBIO 398), archaeology (ANTHRARC 398) or sociocultural anthropology (ANTHRCUL 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 concentration advisor.

 

 

Anthropology concentration (Fall 2005-Summer 2006) +

Effective Fall 2005 

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

An anthropology 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.

Prerequisites to Concentration. ANTHRCUL 101 and ANTHRBIO 161 are recommended.

Concentration Program. Concentrators are expected to include at least one course in each of four subdivisions: biological anthropology, archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, and linguistics. At least 30 credits beyond the 100 level are required.

Please note that the following courses do not count toward the 30 credit requirement: ANTHRCUL 101, ANTHRBIO 161.

It is recommended that students also take at least two cognates that are selected in consultation with their concentration advisor. Stu-dents are strongly encouraged to elect at least one undergraduate seminar in anthropology and one theory course. For students pri-marily interested in sociocultural anthropology, 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.

Honors Concentration. Students 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 (ANTHRBIO 398), archaeology (ANTHRARC 398) or sociocultural anthropology (ANTHRCUL 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 concentration advisor.

Teaching Certificate. Students 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.

Advising. All 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.

Anthropology Concentration (effective until Fall 2005) +

 

Effective until Fall 2005

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

An anthropology 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.

Prerequisites to Concentration. ANTHRCUL 101 and ANTHRBIO 161 are recommended.

Concentration Program. Concentrators are expected to include at least one course in each of four subdivisions: biological anthropology, archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, and linguistics. 27 credits beyond the 100 level are required.

Please note that the following courses do not count toward the 27 credit requirement: ANTHRCUL 101, ANTHRBIO 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 sociocultural anthropology, 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.

Honors Concentration. Students 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 (ANTHRBIO 398), archaeology (ANTHRARC 398) or sociocultural anthropology (ANTHRCUL 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 concentration advisor.

Teaching Certificate. Students 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.

Advising. All 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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