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Anthropology

College of Liberal Arts

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Anthropology - Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Antrhopology (code ANTHBA01) (120 units)

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ANTH 110 Introduction to Physical Anthropology (3)
    • ANTH 120 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
    • ANTH 140 Pyramids, Tombs & Treasure: Wonders of the Past (3)
    • ANTH 170 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
  • Take an approved introductory statistics course.

Upper Division (total of 33 units):

Required Core Courses (15 units):

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ANTH 313 World Prehistory (3)
    • ANTH 314 Global Ethnography (3)
    • ANTH 401 Foundations of Anthropology (3)
    • ANTH 435 Human Evolution (3)
  • Take one of the following:
    • ANTH 413 Language and Culture (3)
    • ANTH 475 Language and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)

In consultation with the Undergraduate Advisor, an additional 18 units will be selected from the courses listed below. The major allows students to be generalists picking upper division electives from differing subfields, or to specialize in one subfield. Courses are grouped by topic/subfield as a guide for students.

  • Archaeology:
    • ANTH 301, 345, 347, 450, 451, 455, 456, 471, 473, 487
  • Biological Anthropology:
    • ANTH 315, 318, 319, 363, 402, 434, 436, 437, 480A
  • Cultural Anthropology:
    • ANTH 305I, 307I, 311I, 321, 322, 323, 324, 329, 332, 333, 335, 345, 351, 353, 412I, 414, 415, 416, 417,
      419, 420, 421, 422, 427, 428, 431, 436, 440, 441, 442, 444, 454, 478
  • Linguistic Anthropology:
    • ANTH 412I, 413, 421, 475

Students may apply a maximum of 2 Anthropology Capstone courses to the major. Students may apply Anthropology Human Diversity classes to the major.

Students may take a total of 6 units of ANTH 490 and, with approval of the undergraduate advisor and sponsoring faculty members, up to 6 units of ANTH 496, 498, or 499.

Minor in Anthropology (code ANTHUM01)

A minimum of 21 units in a program approved by the major advisor.

Lower Division Required:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ANTH 110 Introduction to Physical Anthropology (3)
    • ANTH 120 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
    • ANTH 140 Pyramids, Tombs and Treasure: Wonders of the Past (3)
    • ANTH 170 Introduction to Linguistics (3)

Upper Division Electives:

  • Take 9 units of anthropology courses in consultation with the major advisor.