University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (ANTH)
PROFESSOR GEORGE R. MILNER, Head, Department of Anthropology
Anthropology is a holistic scientific discipline having links to the humanities. Anthropologists document, describe, and explain the physical and cultural differences of societies, both past and present. Anthropology sees the individual as part of a larger social order that both impinges upon and is molded by those who belong to it. Anthropology investigates how cultures interact and relate within specific economic, political, and ecological frameworks over time.
The Bachelor of Arts major focuses on the biological and cultural variations of human populations through archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. In addition to class work, students receive practical training in laboratory and field work.
For the B.A. degree in Anthropology, a minimum of 121 credits is required.
Per Senate Policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for your intended program.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(4 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR.)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)
UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selections, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
ELECTIVES: 16 credits
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 40 credits
(This includes 4 credits of General Education GQ courses.)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (13 credits)
ANTH 002 GS(3), ANTH 021 GN(3), ANTH 045 GS;US;IL(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-6)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (27 credits)
Select 15 credits in ANTH courses other than ANTH 001 GS;US;IL(3) (no more than 6 credits from 190-199, 290-299, 390-399, and 490-499, other than 297 and 497) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 12 credits from the following ranges (at least 3 credits must be in each range):
a. Archaeology: ANTH 420-439 (Sem: 3-6)
b. Biological anthropology: ANTH 400-419, ANTH 460-473 (Sem: 3-6)
c. Cultural anthropology: ANTH 440-459, ANTH 474-479 (Sem: 3-6)
Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1998
Blue Sheet Item #: 26-04-035
Review Date: 4/21/05
Dept head updated by Publications: 10/19/11