Undergraduate 2017-2018

Anthropology B.A.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: Britney Kyle, Ph.D., Department Chair

Location: Candelaria 2200C

Telephone: 970.351.1745

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 — 48 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 270Professional Development

3

ANT 470Seminar in Anthropology

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 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 Indians

3

ANT 233Anthropological Linguistics

3

ANT 245Introduction to Ethnomusicology

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 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: (LAC 5.c.)

Archaeology

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

ANT 296Study Abroad Experience

3

ANT 321Archaeology of North America

3

ANT 323Ancient Civilizations

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 331Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems

3

ANT 332Modern Human Variation

3

ANT 335Primate Behavior

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 — 32 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for any degree at UNC; for this program, that will typically be 32 credits.