B.A. in Anthropology

anthropologyBachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Anthropology

4-Year Degree Plan [Sample]

About the B.A. in Anthropology

Anthropology requires that its practitioners experience what it means to be human in different cultures, as well as to develop a new awareness and understanding of their own. It promotes a critical perspective about ourselves, our societies, and our relationship with other societies within the broader global framework. Through exploration of how other peoples and cultures from the past and present handle common human problems such as providing subsistence, creating families, maintaining social order, etc., the study of anthropology enhances our appreciation of the diversity of possible solutions to our own problems as well as more global concerns.

Academic Advising

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Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

Students receiving the Bachelor of Arts degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • The IU South Bend campuswide general-education curriculum (33-39 cr.)
  • The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Arts additional requirements (14-23 cr.) 
  • Major concentration and elective requirements.
  • The Required Minor (15-18 cr.) taken in any campus school or interdisciplinary program.
  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level.

In addition, major and minor requirements must be completed with a grade of C– or higher.

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Major Requirements (33 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

  • ANTH-E 105 Culture and Society
  • ANTH-A 360 Development of Anthropological Thought
  • One 400-level seminar in anthropology

Select one of the following:

  • ANTH-A 105 Human Origins and Prehistory
  • ANTH-N 190 The Natural World
    VT: Becoming Human

Select one of the following:

  • ANTH-A 314 Qualitative Research Methods
  • ANTH-A 315 Quantitative Research Methods
  • SOC-S 351 Social Statistics

Select three of the following:

  • ANTH-B 300 Fundamentals of Bioanthropology
  • ANTH-E 304 Fundamentals of Sociocultural Anthropology
  • ANTH-L 300 Culture and Language
  • ANTH-P 304 Fundamentals of Archaeological Anthropology

Anthropology Electives (9 cr.)

At least 15 credits for the major must be at the 300-level or higher.

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