Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Anthropology B.A.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Candelaria 2200C

Email: HSS@unco.edu

Website: www.unco.edu/hss/anthropology

Advising Information:

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

To find your advisor, log into ursa.unco.edu; go to 'Student' tab and click 'View Student Information' link. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Curriculum (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

1. Liberal Arts Curriculum — 31 credits

To complete the degree in 120 credits as outlined, the program recommends the below LAC courses that also count toward the 48 required major credits.

Completing LAC coursework outside of the recommended list below may extend the length of the program of study.

Written Communication — 6 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Written Communication courses

Mathematics — 3 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Mathematics courses

Arts & Humanities, History, Social & Behavioral Sciences, U.S. Multicultural Studies, and International Studies — 15 credits

To complete the LAC in the minimum number of credits, be sure to choose at least one course with an IS designation and one course with an MS designation.  

ANT 110 (3) is recommended to fulfill International Studies and double counts for the major

ANT 120 (3) is recommended to fulfill Social and Behavioral Sciences and double counts for the major

ANT 212 (3) is recommended to fulfill U.S. Multicultural Studies and double counts for the major

See Arts & Humanities, History, and Social & Behavioral Sciences courses

Natural & Physical Sciences — 7 credits

ANT 130 (3) is recommended to fulfill Natural and Physical Sciences and double counts for the major

See Natural & Physical Sciences courses

See Liberal Arts Curriculum

2. Required Major — 48 credits

Core Courses

Take all courses listed below:

ANT 110Introduction to Cultural AnthropologyLAB3LAIS

3

ANT 120World ArchaeologyLAB3

3

ANT 130Introduction to Biological AnthropologyLAS1

3

ANT 270Professional Development

3

ANT 470Seminar in Anthropology

3

ANT 110 (3) is recommended to fulfill Liberal Arts Curriculum, International Studies, and double counts for the major

ANT 120 (3) is recommended to fulfill Liberal Arts Curriculum, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and double counts for the major

ANT 130 (3) is recommended to fulfill Liberal Arts Curriculum, Natural and Physical Sciences, and double counts for the major

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 320Archaeological Research Methods

3

or

ANT 340Quantitative Methods for Anthropology

3

Cultural Anthropology

Choose three of the following courses in consultation with an advisor:

ANT 212North American IndiansLAB3LAMS

3

ANT 233Anthropological Linguistics

3

ANT 245Introduction to EthnomusicologyLAB3LAIS

3

or

MUS 245Introduction to EthnomusicologyLAB3LAIS

3

ANT 292Culture and ConflictLAA3

3

or

MIND 292Ideas in Conflict

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 316Global Conflict and Gender

3

or

GNDR 316Global Conflict and Gender

3

ANT 331Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems

3

ANT 333Anthropology of Religion

3

ANT 355Medical Anthropology

3

ANT 395Topics in Anthropology

3

ANT 408Workshop in Anthropology

3-12

ANT 422Directed Studies

1- 4

ANT 492Internship

1-12

ANT 212: is recommended to fulfill the Liberal Arts Curriculum, U.S. Multicultural Studies, and double counts for the major

Archaeology

Choose three of the following courses in consultation with an advisor:

ANT 296Study Abroad Experience

3

ANT 321Archaeology of North America

3

ANT 325Fieldwork in Archaeology

4

ANT 328Public Archaeology

3

ANT 395Topics in Anthropology

3

ANT 408Workshop in Anthropology

3-12

ANT 421Prehistoric Europe

3

ANT 422Directed Studies

1- 4

ANT 492Internship

1-12

Biological Anthropology

Choose three of the following courses in consultation with an advisor:

ANT 296Study Abroad Experience

3

ANT 330Forensic Anthropology

3

ANT 332Modern Human Variation

3

ANT 335Primate Behavior

3

ANT 338World Rebuilding (Paleoecology)

3

ANT 395Topics in Anthropology

3

ANT 408Workshop in Anthropology

3-12

ANT 422Directed Studies

1- 4

ANT 430Human Evolutionary Anatomy

3

ANT 492Internship

1-12

3. University-Wide Credits — 41 credits*

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for any degree at UNC; for this program, that will typically be 41 credits.

*Note: Students who apply the recommended courses to both the liberal arts curriculum and the major requirements will have an increased number of university wide electives to apply to this degree. See your advisor for details.