Anthropology B.A. – Interdisciplinary Emphasis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: Sally McBeth, Ph.D., Department Chair

Location: Candelaria 2056

Telephone: 970.351.1746

Fax: 970.351.2890

Website: www.unco.edu/anthropology

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; http://ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

Anthropology is devoted to understanding what it means to be human. This knowledge is valuable, not only for itself, but also for how it can be applied to a variety of professional settings. This major focuses on the power of the integrated, multidisciplinary nature of anthropological theory and methods to analyze and interpret human cultural and biological variation in a historic, prehistoric and global context.

Anthropology courses provide a blend of content and inquiry based instruction. The Anthropology program emphasizes both theory and method. Students learn a variety of qualitative and quantitative techniques for analyzing anthropological problems.

Anthropology majors often pursue graduate study and academic careers. They also follow careers in both public and private sectors. Anthropology majors work in every area of society, including government planning agencies, public health, education, journalism, social services, rural development, urban planning, migration and immigration, public archaeology, public policy evaluation, major corporations, international development agencies, public and private research institutions and a variety of advocacy and public interest groups.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

Anthropology majors must obtain a grade of "C-" or better in all anthropology courses taken at UNC. Majors receiving a grade of "D+" or lower in an anthropology course must retake the course - or an equivalent approved by the academic advisor - and receive a grade of "C-" or higher to have the course counted toward the major.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required LAC — 40 credits

2. Required Major — 60 credits

Core Courses

Take all courses listed below:

ANT 110Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

ANT 120World Archaeology

3

ANT 130Introduction to Biological Anthropology

3

ANT 470Seminar in Anthropology

3

Any 3-credit upper division Anthropology course

3

Methods and Theory

(Choose two of the methods/theory courses in consultation with an advisor):

ANT 300Applied Anthropology

3

or

ANT 350Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology

3

and

ANT 320Archaelogical Research Methods

3

or

ANT 340Quantitative Methods for Anthropology

3

Cultural Anthropology

(Choose two of the following courses in consultation with an advisor):

ANT 212North American Indians

3

ANT 296Study Abroad Experience

3

ANT 313Anthropology of Globalization

3

ANT 314Anthropology of Sex and Gender Diversity

3

ANT 315Life History and Culture

3

ANT 317Contemporary Native American Issues

3

ANT 408Workshop in Anthropology

3 - 12

ANT 422Directed Studies

1 - 4

ANT 492Internship

1 - 12

ANT 212: (LAC 5.c.)

Archaeology

(Choose two of the following courses in consultation with an advisor):

ANT 222Prehistoric Art

3

ANT 296Study Abroad Experience

3

ANT 321Archaeology of North America

3

ANT 323Ancient Civilizations

3

ANT 325Fieldwork in Archaeology

4

ANT 408Workshop in Anthropology

3 - 12

ANT 421Prehistoric Europe

3

ANT 422Directed Studies

1 - 4

ANT 492Internship

1 - 12

Biological Anthropology

(Choose two of the following courses in consultation with an advisor):

ANT 296Study Abroad Experience

3

ANT 330Forensic Anthropology

3

ANT 331Global Population and Human Needs

3

ANT 355Medical Anthropology

3

ANT 408Workshop in Anthropology

3 - 12

ANT 422Directed Studies

1 - 4

ANT 430Human Evolutionary Anatomy

3

ANT 492Internship

1 - 12

Interdisciplinary Complement — Take 21 credits

A minimum of 12 credits in courses 300 or above

Courses for the interdisciplinary complement of this major are selected and approved in consultation with an anthropology faculty advisor. Course selection is to be guided by the student’s career goals and academic interests. Course selections should have a clear thematic focus.

Students emphasizing cultural anthropology should look to the social sciences and humanities (Africana studies, economics, english, geography, history, hispanic studies, international affairs, languages, political science, psychology, sociology, women’s studies or the performing and visual arts) for their course selections.

Students emphasizing archaeology should consider courses in biology, earth sciences, geography, history, physics and/or chemistry. Students emphasizing physical anthropology should consider courses in biology, community health, nutrition and/or kinesiology. Other disciplines may also be relevant for particular career objectives and may be included in the interdisciplinary complement.

3. University-Wide Credits — 20 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for any degree at UNC; for this program, that will typically be 20 credits.