Program Requirements

Anthropology Major Requirements

Core (18)
ANTH 201D P4 The Human Animal
ANTH 202D P3 Archaeology
ANTH 203D P3 Studying World Cultures
ANTH 204D P5 Studying Language: Linguistics
ANTH 303 Seminar in Paleoanthropology
ANTH 305 Seminar in Cultural Anthropology
Electives (12)
Four Anthropology (ANTH) electives*
Total (30)

*ANTH 490, 493, and/or 496 are recommended.

Each major is strongly encouraged to study a foreign language in depth, take a course in statistical methods, and spend appreciable time experiencing another culture. This may be done by attending college in a foreign country for a semester or year, taking part in a summer research or study program, or traveling. Students should discuss the possibilities of such work with their departmental advisor.

Each major is also strongly encouraged to complete a departmental internship or to take part in a fieldwork course.

For students majoring in Anthropology, all courses designated as anthropology (ANTH) that may be applied to the major are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.

Course Offerings are Divided into Three Categories

Introductory and General Courses

ANTH 100D P3 Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 475 Washington Experience: Internship
ANTH 476 Washington Experience: Seminar
ANTH 477 Washington Experience: Forum
ANTH 490 Internship
ANTH 493 Fieldwork
ANTH 496 Independent Study

Topical Courses

ANTH 106D P5 Cross-Cultural Interaction
ANTH 201D P4 The Human Animal
ANTH 202D P3 Archaeology
ANTH 203D P3 Studying World Cultures
ANTH 204D P5 Studying Language: Linguistics
ANTH 221C P4 Bones, Bodies, and Detection
ANTH 224D Women: Prehistory & World Culture
ANTH 226 P2 Anthropology of Law
ANTH 227 P3 Anthropology of Sex
ANTH/ARTS 228D P3 Introduction to Museum Studies
ANTH/ARTS 229D P3 This Old House: Historic Site Administration
ANTH 231C P4 The Primates
ANTH 232 P3 Anthropology and SciFi
ANTH 240 P2 Magic Witch & Religion
ANTH 241D P3 Medical Anthropology
ANTH 242 Anthropology of Music
ANTH 251D P4 Race and Human Variation
ANTH 303 Seminar in Paleoanthropology
ANTH 305 Seminar in Cultural Anthropology

Area Courses

ANTH 207D P3 Peoples of Africa
ANTH 208D P3 Peoples of China

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