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Anthropology B.A.

Division of Social Sciences - Adm
Division of Social Sciences
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2014
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 36
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The anthropology curriculum, with support from sociology courses, focuses on providing a comparative understanding of the range of human cultures and societies throughout the world in both humanistic and social scientific terms. Anthropology applies this understanding to problems faced by different groups of people in the flux of the modern world. Courses meet the needs of liberal arts students and students planning to pursue anthropology at the graduate level. Objectives--Anthropology courses are designed to provide an understanding of human beings and human society with respect to both biology and culture. Students are exposed to a broad historical and comparative framework within which to view the variety of human cultures. Coursework deals with concepts, techniques, and substantive knowledge of the branches of the field, e.g., physical anthropology, social and cultural anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. (See Sociology for more information.)
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the general education requirements.
Program Requirements
Students are required to take 2 semester(s) of any second language.
Students develop a coherent program of study in consultation with their major adviser generally no later than the spring semester of their sophomore year. Up to four credits of D+ or D may be used to meet the major requirements if offset by a sufficient number of higher grades to meet the minimum requirement of a cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all courses in the major. Courses may not be taken S-N unless offered S-N only. The GPA includes all, and only, University of Minnesota coursework. Grades of "F" are included in GPA calculation until they are replaced.
Required Courses
ANTH 1111 - Introductory Cultural Anthropology [SS] (4.0 cr)
ANTH 2101 - Physical Anthropology [SCI-L] (4.0 cr)
ANTH 2103 - Archaeology [SS] (4.0 cr)
ANTH 4411 - Seminar in Anthropological Methodology [E/CR] (4.0 cr)
ANTH 4901 - Seminar in Anthropological Theory (4.0 cr)
Elective Courses
An additional 16 credits in anthropology and sociology courses, 12 of which must be in courses 3xxx or above. No more than 8 credits can be from SOC courses.
Take at most 4 credit(s) from the following:
· ANTH 1811 - Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society [IC] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 1812 - Human Societies: Past and Present, Fact and Fiction [IC] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 1xxx
· ANTH 2202 - Men and Masculinities [SS] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 2604 - China in the Era of Globalization [IP] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 2605 - Anthropology of Globalization [SS] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 2xxx
· SOC 1101 - Introductory Sociology [SS] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 1811 - Global Sociology: Migration, Economic Globalization, Class, and Gender Inequality [IC] (2.0 cr)
· SOC 1812 - Human Rights in the Age of Globalization [IC] (2.0 cr)
· SOC 1813 - Political Economy of "Natural" Disaster [IC] (2.0 cr)
· SOC 1xxx
· SOC 2101 - Systems of Oppression [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 2xxx
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AMIN 3452 - American Indian Women [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3204 - Culture, Food, and Agriculture [ENVT] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3206 - Ecological Anthropology [ENVT] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3352 - Representation and Power in Contemporary China [SS] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3402 - Representations from the Field: American Indian Ethnography and Ethnohistory [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3455 - North American Archaeology [SS] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3601 - Social Justice and Human Rights in Latin America [IP] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3602 - Women in Latin America [IP] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3603 - Latin American Archaeology [SS] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3701 - Forensic Anthropology [SCI-L] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3xxx
· ANTH 4501 - Archaeological Fieldschool [SS] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 4xxx
· HIST 3402 - Representations from the Field: American Indian Ethnography and Ethnohistory [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3103 - Research Methodology in Sociology [SS] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3111 - Sociology of Modernization [IP] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3112 - Sociology of the Environment and Social Development [ENVT] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3121 - Sociology of Gender and Sexuality [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3122 - Sociology of Childhoods [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3123 - Sociology of Aging [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3124 - Sociology of Law [SS] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3131 - World Population [ENVT] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3141 - Sociology of Deviance [E/CR] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3204 - Culture, Food, and Agriculture [ENVT] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3251 - African Americans [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3252 - Women in Muslim Society [IP] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3403 - Sociological Theory [SS] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3601 - Social Justice and Human Rights in Latin America [IP] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3602 - Women in Latin America [IP] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3xxx
· SOC 4xxx
 
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