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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Anthropology

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.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(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[1]
(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)

Integrated B.A./M.A in Anthropology Degree Requirements

The Department of Anthropology offers an integrated B.A./B.S./M.A. (IUG) program designed to allow academically superior students to obtain a B.A. or B.S. degree in Anthropology, a B.A. degree in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS), and a M.A. degree in Anthropology in five years of study. To complete the program in five years, students interested in the Integrated Undergraduate and Graduate degree in Anthropology must apply for admission to the Graduate School and the Integrated B.S./M.S. Program by the end of their junior year.

During the first three years, the student will follow course scheduling for the B.A. degree in CAMS and either the B.A. degree in Anthropology or the B.S. degree in Archaeological Science (see the Undergraduate Bulletin). Students who intend to enter the IUG program are encouraged to take upper level classes during their first three years whenever appropriate. By the end of the junior year, students normally apply for admission to both the IUG program and to the Graduate School. Acceptance decisions will be made prior to the beginning of the senior year and M.A. advisors will be appointed for successful applicants. During the senior year, IUG students follow the scheduling of the selected options for their B.A. or B.S. majors, with an emphasis on completing 500-level course work as appropriate. During the senior year, IUG students will start work on their thesis research to meet the M.A. thesis requirements. During the fifth year, IUG students take courses fulfilling the M.A. degree requirements and complete their M.A. thesis.

Admission Requirements

Students who wish to complete the Integrated Undergraduate and Graduate Program in Anthropology should apply for admission to both the Graduate School and the IUG Anthropology Program no later than the end of their junior year. Successful students will be admitted formally into the graduate program in Anthropology just prior to their senior year, if their progress has been satisfactory. Admission prior to the senior year is also possible in some unusual circumstances. In all cases, admission to the program will be at the discretion of the joint Anthropology-CAMS admission committee. Criteria for admission include a minimum overall GPA of 3.4 in their majors, strong recommendation letters from faculty, and an excellent proposal for a research project with a specific adviser who has agreed to guide the student through to the completion of the M.A. thesis.

Graduate Coursework

REQUIRED COURSES

ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH)
493. Field Techniques (3)
521. Current Literature in Archaeology (2)
545. Seminar in Anthropology (6)
588. Method and Theory in Archaeology (3)
600. Thesis Research (6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES

Four required credits in ANTH 494(1-12) or CAMS 494(1-12)
Six required credits in CAMS 592(3), 593(3-6), or 596(1-9)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2013

Blue Sheet Item #: 42-01-096

Review Date: 08/20/13

Dept head updated by Publications: 10/19/11

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