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Undergraduate Program

Major Requirements

Ten courses are required for a BA in anthropology, of which at least eight must be beyond the 200-level. A research project and several additional courses are required for students interested in completing an BA with Honors in anthropology.

The course requirements have been updated and will be effective for the class of 2021 forward. The classes of 2019 and 2020 are encouraged to use the new requirements but may complete the major under the prior structure.

Questions? See the FAQs or contact your department advisor or the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

BA Requirements
(Class of 2021 forward, optional for Class of 2019 and 2020)

ANT 101: Cultural Anthropology*

ANT 200: Anthropological Research and Methods**

ANT 204: Reading Ethnography

One Theory course: ANT 201-210

Five electives - four of which must be 200-level or above.

One senior requirement course:

  • 300 level Advanced Topics
  • ANT 390: Supervised Teaching (for ANT 101: Cultural Anthropology only)
  • ANT 393: Honors Research in Anthropology

*ANT 101 is normally taken before the spring semester of the sophomore year

**ANT 200 is normally taken in the sophomore year (ANT 101 is a prerequisite of this course)

 

BA Requirements
(Class of 2018, optional for Class of 2019 and 2020)

ANT 101: Cultural Anthropology*

ANT 201: Theory and Method in Anthropology**

Two core courses:

  • ANT 202: Modern Social Theory: Key Texts and Issues
  • ANT 203: Ritual, Myth and Cosmology
  • ANT 204: Ethnographic Themes
  • ANT 205: Theories and Debates in Anthropology

Five additional ANT courses beyond the 200-level.

One senior requirement course:

  • ANT 301–309; 312: Advanced Topics
  • ANT 390: Supervised Teaching (for ANT 101: Cultural Anthropology only)
  • ANT 393: Honors Research in Anthropology

*ANT 101 is normally taken before the spring semester of the sophomore year

**ANT 201 is normally taken in the sophomore year (ANT 101 is a prerequisite of this course)

Distinction

Achievement of a grade point average for the courses required of concentrators, not including courses in the allied field(s), as follows:

  • Distinction: 3.40
  • High Distinction: 3.60
  • Highest Distinction: 3.80