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DISCIPLINE COVER SHEET #2

SEMESTER

CURRICULUM CHANGES

FORM B

(2/00)

FORM B: DISCIPLINE OBJECTIVES AND REQUIREMENTS

(Submit to Division Chair)

Note: All changes become effective the fall semester following Campus Assembly approval.

 

Discipline:

Anthropology

Date

 

See instructions given in separate document.

 

I. Introductory Statement:

This discipline is in the Division of the Social Sciences. The anthropology curriculum focuses on providing a comparative understanding of the range of human cultures and societies throughout the world in both humanistic and social scientific terms, and applying this understanding to problems faced by different groups of people in the flux of the modern world. The courses meet the needs of liberal arts students as well as those of students planning to pursue one or more of anthropology’s sub-disciplines at the graduate level.

II. 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, theories, methods, and substantive knowledge of the branches of the field, e.g., physical anthropology, social and cultural anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics, and applied anthropology. (See Sociology for more information.)

III. Assessment:

Students are assessed on the basis of their performance in each individual class. For majors, the course content of the required classes is designed to see that the discipline’s full range of goals and objectives are met. The content of these courses is reviewed periodically by the anthropology faculty.

IV. Requirements for a Major:

Suggested Requirements for Area of Concentration

A minimum of 36 credits in anthropology and sociology, 28 of which must be in courses above the 1xxx level, and which must include:

Anth 1111. Introductory Cultural Anthropology.

Anth 2101. Physical Anthropology.

Anth 3411. Seminar in Anthropological Methodology.

Anth 4901. Seminar in Anthropological Theory.

One course from:

Anth 4993. Directed Study.

Anth 4994. Senior Honors Project.

One course from:

Anth 2300. Variable Topics in Latin American Cultures and Societies.

Anth 2402. American Indian Ethnography.

Anth 3300. Variable Topics in Area Studies.

Students should choose a faculty advisor as early as possible after declaring the major. Advisors help students select appropriate combinations of classes to fit their individual goals. Up to four credits of 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 C+ in all courses included in the major.

V. Requirements for a Minor:

Suggested Requirements for Area of Emphasis:

A minimum of 24 credits in anthropology and sociology, 16 of which must be in courses above the 1xxx level, and which must include:

Anth 1111. Introductory Cultural Anthropology.

Anth 2101. Physical Anthropology.

Anth 3411. Seminar in Anthropological Methodology.

VI. Requirements for Teacher Preparation:

Teacher Preparation Requirements

Students seeking teacher licensure in any of the social sciences must complete a social science major and the required professional education courses and student teaching in social studies. Required courses may not be taken S-N unless offered S-N only.

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