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Anthropology Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Credit Hours: 33

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

ANTH 101

Introduction to Anthropology (3) PR: None

ANTH 201

Cultural Anthropology (3) PR: None

ANTH 202

Archaeology (3) PR: None

OR

 

HONS 168

Honors to Introduction Archaeology (3) PR: None

ANTH 203

Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3) PR: None

ANTH 205

Language and Culture (3) PR: None

ANTH 210*

Development of Anthropological Thought (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 491

Research Methods (3) PR: ANTH 101 and 210 or instructor permission

OR

 

ANTH 493

Field School in Archaeology (4-8) PR: ANTH 202 or instructor permission

OR

 

ANTH 494

Field Work (3-8) PR: Instructor permission

Note: *It is recommended that ANTH 210 be taken within the first 15 credit hours of the major.

Choose one of the following ANTH geographic area courses (320’s):

ANTH 320

Peoples and Cultures of North America (3) PR: ANTH 101or instructor permission

ANTH 322

Peoples and Cultures of Africa (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 323

African American Society and Culture (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 325

Peoples and Cultures of Latin America (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 326

Peoples and Cultures of Europe (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 327

Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 328

Aztecs Maya and their Ancestors (3) PR: ANTH 101 or ANTH 202 or instructor permission

ANTH 329

Special Topics: Geographical Areas (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

Complete 9 credit hours from the following:

ANTH 302

Archaeology of North America (3) PR: ANTH 101 or ANTH 202 or instructor permission

ANTH 303

Paleolithic Archaeology (3) PR: ANTH 101 or ANTH 202 or instructor permission

ANTH 304

Rise of Complex Civilization (3) PR: ANTH 101 or ANTH 202 or instructor permission

ANTH 305

Prehistoric Ritual and Art (3) PR: ANTH 101 or a 100-level ARTH course or ANTH 202 or instructor permission

ANTH 306

Historical Archaeology (3) PR: None.

ANTH 307

Southeastern Prehistoric Archaeology (3) PR: None.

ANTH 309

Special Topics in Archaeology (1-4) PR: ANTH 101 or ANTH 202 or instructor permission

ANTH 314

Anthropological Perspectives on Time (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 318

Theories for the Origin of Agriculture (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 319

Special Topics in Anthropology (1-4) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 320

Peoples and Cultures of North America (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 322

Peoples and cultures of Africa (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 323

African American Society and Culture (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 325

Peoples and cultures of Latin America (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 326

Peoples and cultures of Europe (3) PR: ANTH 101or instructor permission

ANTH 327

Peoples and cultures of the Caribbean (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 328

Aztecs, Maya and their Ancestors (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 329

Special Topics: Geographical Areas (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 333

Human Evolution (3) PR: ANTH 101 or BIOL 102 or GEOL 105 or ANTH 203 or instructor permission

ANTH 335

Primate Behavior and Evolution (3) PR: ANTH 101 or BIOL 102 or PSYC 103 or ANTH 203 or instructor permission

ANTH 336

Osteology and Forensics (3) PR: None.

ANTH 340

Medical Anthropology (3) PR: ANTH 101 or ANTH 203 or instructor permission

ANTH 341

Culture and the Individual (3) PR: ANTH 101 or PSYC 103 or instructor permission

ANTH 342

Human Behavior and Evolution (3) PR: ANTH 101 or ANTH 203 or instructor permission

ANTH 345

Applied Anthropology (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 346

Anthropology of Gender (3) PR: ANTH 101 or WGST 200 or instructor permission

ANTH 352

Folklore of Ireland and the British Isles (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 353

Cultural and Social Contexts of Education (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 356

Anthropological Perspectives on Religion (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 362

Social and Cultural Change (3) PR: ANTH 101 or instructor permission

ANTH 381

Internship (1-6) PR: Completions of at least 12 credit hours in the anthropology major or minor, GPA of 3.00 in anthropology, an overall GPA of 2.50, and instructor permission. Course prerequisites may vary depending on the nature of the placement.

ANTH 382

Student Research Apprenticeship in Anthropology (1-6) PR: GPA of 3.00 in anthropology, a major or minor in anthropology, and instructor permission. Other course prerequisites may vary depending on the nature of the apprenticeship project.

ANTH 383

Student Academic Apprenticeship in Anthropology (1-6) PR: GPA of 3.00 in anthropology, a major or minor in anthropology, and instructor permission. Other course prerequisites may vary depending on the nature of the apprenticeship project.

ANTH 384

Archaeology Internship (1-6) PR: Completion of at least 12 credit hours in the archaeology major or the anthropology major or minor, including ANTH 202; GPA of 3.00 in anthropology or archaeology, an overall GPA of 2.5, and instructor permission.

ANTH 385

Cultural Anthropology Internship (1-6) PR: Completion of at least 12 credit hours in the anthropology major or minor, including ANTH 201; GPA of 3.00 in anthropology, an overall GPA of 2.5, and instructor permission.

ANTH 386

Biological Anthropology Internship (1-6) PR: Completion of at least 12 credit hours in the anthropology major or minor, including ANTH 203; GPA of 3.00 in anthropology, an overall GPA of 2.5, and instructor permission.

ANTH 387

Linguistic Anthropology Internship (1-6) PR: Completion of at least 12 credit hours in the anthropology major or minor, including ANTH 205; GPA of 3.00 in anthropology, an overall GPA of 2.5, and instructor permission.

ANTH 388

Applied Anthropology Internship (1-6) PR: Completion of at least 12 credit hours in the anthropology major or minor, including ANTH 345; GPA of 3.00 in anthropology, an overall GPA of 2.5, and instructor permission.

ANTH 399

Tutorial (3 repeatable up to 12) PR: Completion of at least 6 credit hours in the anthropology major or minor and department chair and instructor permission.

ANTH 490

Independent Study (1-6) PR: Completion of at least 12 credit hours in the anthropology major, GPA of 3.00 in anthropology, overall GPA of 2.50, and instructor permission.

ANTH 491

Research Methods (3) PR: ANTH 101 and ANTH 210 instructor permission

ANTH 492

Seminar in Anthropology (1-3) PR: ANTH 101 and any 200-level course or instructor permission

ANTH 493

Field School in Archaeology (4-8) PR: ANTH 202 or instructor permission

ANTH 494

Field Work (3-8) PR: Instructor permission

ANTH 499

Bachelor’s Essay (6) PR: Instructor permission; a project proposal must be submitted in writing and approved by the department prior to registration for the course

Notes:

  • The number of 300-level Anthropology elective credit hours you must take depends on whether you complete ANTH 491: Research Methods (3 credit hours) OR ANTH 493: Field School in Archaeology (8 credit hours) OR ANTH 494: Field Work (3-8 credit hours) to satisfy the research methods requirement for Anthropology. For example, if you complete the 8 credit hour ANTH 493 Field School, 3 credit hours will satisfy the Research Methods requirement and the remaining 5 credit hours will count toward your electives in the Anthropology major.
  • 9 credit hours are allowed from any combination of ANTH 381, ANTH 384, ANTH 385, ANTH 386, ANTH 387, or ANTH 388.
  • Students majoring in anthropology are encouraged to include courses in sociology, history, political science, international studies, psychology, economics, statistics and computer programming in their program of study.
  • The anthropology faculty very strongly recommends that anthropology majors take MATH 104 Elementary Statistics or a higher level statistics course as one of the two math courses fulfilling the general education requirements. This requirement should be fulfilled as early in an individual’s program as possible and certainly within the first 6 credit hours after declaration of the anthropology major.