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2017-2018 Course Catalog

Required core courses for the anthropology major

  1. The following introductory courses:
    1. ANTH 110: Cultural Anthropology
    2. ANTH 120: World Prehistory
    3. ANTH 140: Biological Anthropology
  2. ANTH 200: History of Anthropological Ideas (Students are expected to complete this course during their sophomore year and no later than the end of their junior year.)
  3. ANTH 501: Research Questions in Anthropology
  4. ANTH 601: Research Design in Anthropology
  5. Completion of the requirements for one of the tracks listed below.

Required for the anthropology major: cultural anthropology and general track

  1. Students are expected to complete the following methods courses during their sophomore year and no later than the end of their junior year:
    1. ANTH 207: Quantitative Analysis in Anthropology
    2. ANTH 210: Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology
  2. Four six-unit elective courses in anthropology, including at least one upper-division seminar (courses numbered in the 500s). (Anthropology majors are urged to take several of these seminars in their junior and senior years.)

 

Required for the anthropology major: linguistic anthropology track

  1. Students are expected to complete the following methods courses by the end of their sophomore year:
    1. ANTH 207: Quantitative Analysis in Anthropology
    2. ANTH 210: Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology
  2. ANTH 330: Language and Culture or ANTH 331: Introduction to Sociolinguistics (sophomore year)
  3. ANTH 430: Methods in Linguistic Anthropology (junior year)
  4. ANTH 530: Topics in Linguistic Anthropology or ANTH 531: Semiotics
  5. One additional six-unit elective course in anthropology

Note: All required courses in the linguistic anthropology track also apply towards completion of the cultural anthropology track.

Required for the anthropology major: archaeology track

  1. Students are expected to complete the following methods courses during their sophomore year and no later than the end of their junior year:
    1. ANTH 207: Quantitative Analysis in Anthropology
    2. ANTH 220: Research Methods in Archaeology or another approved field experience
    3. ANTH 222: Historic Preservation Theory and Practice
  2. Six units of ANTH 422: Archaeological Collections Management
  3. Three six-unit elective courses in anthropology, including ANTH 520: Topics in Archaeology or a related 500-level seminar.

Teacher Certification in Social Studies

Anthropology majors can seek certification to teach social studies at the secondary level. For certification in broad-field social studies, students must complete the major and a minimum of two courses each in two other social studies (economics, government/political science, history, or psychology) and at least one course in each of the remaining social studies. Students are strongly encouraged to take a course in U.S. history and a course in global history. A course in environmental studies is also required. Students can seek endorsement to teach English as a second language by completing the Teaching ESL minor in linguistics. Students who plan to seek teacher certification should review the requirements in the Education section of the catalog and meet with the director of teacher education, preferably before the end of the sophomore year.

Required for the anthropology major: biological anthropology track

  1. BIOL 130: Integrative Biology: Cells to Organisms
  2. BIOL 150: Integrative Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems
  3. ANTH 207: Quantitative Analysis in Anthropology or BIOL 170: Integrative Biology: Experimental Design and Analysis. ANTH 210 is recommended for students pursuing an interest in biocultural anthropology via the biological anthropology track. Students are expected to complete this requirement during their sophomore year and no later than the end of their junior year.
  4. Three six-unit elective courses in anthropology, including ANTH 540: Topics in Biological Anthropology.
  5. Three six-unit courses in biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, or physics, at least two of which must be biology courses numbered 200 or above and at least one of which must be a laboratory course.

Required for the anthropology minor

  1. Two of the following courses:
    • ANTH 110: Cultural Anthropology
    • ANTH 120: World Prehistory
    • ANTH 140: Biological Anthropology
  2. Three six-unit electives in anthropology, selected from courses numbered 200 and above, except ANTH 501 or 601
  3. One six-unit upper-division seminar (courses numbered in the 500s)
  4. C average in the minor

Senior Experience in Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology's Senior Experience is a two-course sequence which marks the culmination of a four-year series of core courses designed to develop the student's abilities to reason and practice as an anthropologist. Students begin their study of anthropology with a three-course introductory sequence, and move on in their sophomore year to a three-course theory and methods sequence. After further exploration of their specific interests within anthropology through elective courses and off-campus study, students continue their development with ANTH 501, which introduces them to the process of formulating research questions. In their senior year students take ANTH 601, which provides students the opportunity to reflect upon and synthesize what they have learned in the anthropology program by designing a focused research project. These projects are presented to the anthropology faculty and student majors during a formal symposium at the end of the Winter Term.

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