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Anthropology (USOA)

The Anthropology concentration focuses on the understanding of culture, the various adaptive styles human beings have devised and the ways in which they have become diversified. It is designed to prepare students for careers involving interaction and cooperation with people from diverse cultural, religious, and ethnic groups. Some examples are government; international development; foundation administration; business enterprises, especially those with overseas interests; non-profit organizations, especially non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) with global interests; human ecology and environmental consulting. In addition, this concentration prepares students for graduate study in anthropology, sociology, and international relations.

In addition to completing the core requirements for the major, students select the following courses:

Six (6) anthropology/sociology courses, at least two (2) must be at the 300-level or higher:

Concentration core (two (2) courses):

ANTH 172 Interpreting the Past: Archaeological Perspectives
ANTH 360 Language and Culture

Choose at least two (2) of the remaining four (4) concentration anthropology/sociology courses from the following list:

ANTH 207 Global Issues in Anthropology
ANTH 243 Native American Cultures
ANTH 253 Gender Across Cultures
ANTH 258 Critical Approaches to Men and Masculinities
ANTH 290 Non-Western Cultural Studies Tour
ANTH 370 Psychological Anthropology

Note: Substitutions may be made with permission of the Chair of Sociology Department

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