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Anthropology is the study of people within their cultural context. This concentration follows traditional college curricula from foundation courses through advanced study with credits earned at the appropriate levels. It takes a global view of human cultures from pre-historical time to the present, integrating social sciences, natural science and humanities.

Concentration Requirements

Physical Anthropology3 cr
Social Anthropology3 cr
Anthropological Theory3 cr
Human Adaptation and Diversity3 cr
ANT 102: Cultural Anthropology3 cr

Exploration of Distinctive Culture-Areas e.g.:

  • Americas
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Near East and Oceania
9 cr
Anthropology of Contemporary Institutions or Societies3 cr
Ethnographic Research3 cr
Anthropology Elective3 cr
ANT 499: Capstone3 cr

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Anthropology will be able to:

  1. explain anthropological theory and the history of the discipline;
  2. describe the substantive sub-specialties in the discipline, including Cultural Anthropology and Physical Anthropology;
  3. use research methods including ethnographic investigation, participant observation, and ethnohistory;
  4. compare and contrast distinctive culture areas of anthropology, including North and South America, Asia, Africa, and the near East and Oceania;
  5. apply contemporary anthropological theory to advanced industrial societies in the area of medicine, education, urban, and political anthropology;
  6. discuss the ethical and political issues associated with the anthropological study of post-colonialism, neo-imperialism, and globalization; and
  7. apply critical thinking that employs anthropological theories and methods to analyze questions.