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Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

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Bachelor of Arts 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.

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Degree Requirements (120 cr.)
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Arts degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • 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
  • At least 15 credits for the major must be at the 300–level or higher
  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted.

Major Requirements (24 cr.)
  • ANTH-A 360 Development of Anthropological Thought
  • ANTH-E 105 Culture and Society
  • 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
  • ANTH-A 370 Research Methods in Anthropology
  • ANTH-P 405 Field Work in Archaeology
  • 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

Elective Requirements (9 cr.)
  • Nine credits in Anthropology (no more than three credits at the 100– or 200–level)

Academic Bulletins

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2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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