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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

10/9/02

 

See instructions given in separate document.

 

    I.      Introductory Statement:

This discipline is in the Division of the Social Sciences. Anthropology course descriptions follow.

 

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.

 

 

   II.      Objectives:

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.)

 

   III.      Assessment:

 

 

  IV.      Requirements for a Major:

Suggested Major Requirements for Area of Concentration

(For more information, see Major or Area of Concentration.)

 

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

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 2404 – Introduction to the Peoples of North America

Anth 2451 – 20th and 21st Century Native Americans

Anth 2452 – Native American Women

Anth 3300—Variable Topics in Area Studies

Anth 3301 – India and South Asia

 

Students develop a coherent program of study in consultation with their major adviser generally no later than the spring semester of their sophomore year.

Students should choose a faculty adviser as early as possible after declaring the area of concentration. Advisers help students select appropriate combinations of classes to fit their individual goals. Up to four credits of D may be used to meet the area of concentration major requirements if offset by a sufficient number of higher grades to meet the minimum requirement of a cumulative GPA of C+ 2.33 in all courses included in the area of concentration major.

 

 

   V.      Requirements for a Minor:

Suggested Minor Requirements for Area of Emphasis

(For more information, see Minor or Area of Emphasis.)

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

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 teaching licensure in social studies 5-12 should refer to the Education, Secondary (SeEd) section of this catalog.

 

 

VII. Other heading (include heading title) :

Course Descriptions

 

Note: Anth 2300, 2451, 2452, 3300, and 3411 may also be taken for credit in Sociology.