Anthropology B.A.

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Minimum Requirements for Anthropology B.A.: 120 Credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.35-40
B.A. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.A. degree requirements.37
Anthropology Program Requirements
Foundations of Anthropology
Complete the following:
ANTH F211XFundamentals of Archaeology3
ANTH F215Fundamentals of Social/Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH F221Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology3
ANTH F260Fundamentals of Linguistic Anthropology: Language in Culture and Communication3
ANTH F384History of Anthropology3
ANTH F411Senior Seminar in Anthropology3
Anthropological Methods
Complete 6 credits from the following courses:6
Virtual Ethnographic Field School
Archaeological Method and Theory
Zooarchaeology and Taphonomy
Human Osteology
Analytical Techniques
Oral Sources: Issues in Documentation
Discourse in Society: Analyzing Language in Social Context
Anthropological Topics
Complete 12 credits of other Anthropology Courses, at least 9 of which are at the F300 or F400 level12
General Electives7-12
Total Credits120

NOTE: On occasion, faculty may offer courses trial courses, special topics or seminars that would fulfill the methods or topics requirements. If so, students should consult with an anthropology faculty advisor on which requirement it meets and how to have it count toward the BA degree.

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Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.

  • This roadmap should be used in conjunction with regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor or mentor each semester.
  • Some courses and milestones must be completed in the semester listed to ensure timely graduation.
  • Transfer credit may change the roadmap.
  • Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.
  • Courses with (*) are recommended.
First Year
ANTH F100X (*)43ANTH F21519,203
ANTH F211X19,203COM F121X, F131X, or F141X13
LS F101X151General Education Requirement - Humanities3
MATH F151X (*)64General Education Requirement - Social Sciences3
WRTG F111X13Complete one of the following:13
 14 15
Second Year
ANTH F221203ANTH F242 (*)8,143
General Education Requirement - Arts3ANTH F260203
General Education Requirement - Additional Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences3General Education Requirement - Natural Sciences4
General Education Requirement - Natural Sciences4Degree Requirement - Humanities3
Degree Requirement - Humanities or Social Sciences3General Elective - Upper Division3
 16 16
Third Year
ANTH F38420,253NRM F303X (*)11,253
Program Elective3Degree Requirement - Humanities3
Program Elective - Upper Division3Minor Course3
Minor Course3General Elective - Upper Division3
Minor Course3General Elective - Upper Division3
 15 15
Fourth Year
Program Elective - Upper Division3ANTH F41120,253
Program Elective - Upper Division3Program Elective - Upper Division3
Program Elective - Upper Division3Minor Course - Upper Division3
Minor Course3General Elective - Upper Division3
General Elective - Upper Division3General Elective2
 15 14
Total Credits 120

Footnote Definitions

General Education Requirements Degree Requirements Program & Other Requirements
1--Communication 8--Alaska Native-themed 20--Program Requirement
2--Arts 9--Communication 21--Capstone Requirement
3--Humanities 10--Computation 22--Concentration Course
4--Social Sciences 11--Ethics 23--General Elective
5--Additional Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences 12--Humanities 24--Minor Course
6--Mathematics 13--Human Relations 25--Upper Division
7--Natural Sciences 14--Humanities or Social Sciences 26--Program Elective
15--Library & Information Research
17--Natural Sciences
19--Social Sciences

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes are measurable statements that describe knowledge or skills achieved by students upon completion of the program.

Students graduating from this program will be able to:

  • Learn enough about the discipline in the ANTH F100X and ANTH F101X core courses to be interested in taking up anthropology as their primary field of study; students gain through what they learn in introductory courses and others a desire to learn more about the diversity of peoples and cultures and the human condition
  • Have a basic understanding of the history of the discipline, including subdisciplinary perspectives and approaches to the study of culture, society, and human development
  • Have an understanding of methods in anthropological research
  • Have an understanding of cultural and linguistic diversity and the implications of cultural difference for understanding the human condition
  • Explain disciplinary content using a variety of modes of communication, including oral and written communication
  • Communicate to audiences in the discipline using appropriate disciplinary conventions
  • Translate disciplinary content to audiences outside the discipline as appropriate, making disciplinary knowledge relevant to broader communities
  • Integrate feedback from others to enhance or revise communication
  • Students seeking employment will be satisfied that their education has provided useful skills, and/or will seek to continue their academic career by pursuing training in K-12 teacher education, law school, graduate school in social sciences or humanities, museum studies, or other field