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Cultural Anthropology (BA)

Hours - 39 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2020
Last Revised 7/15/2020

Program Requirements


Core Requirements — 12 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ANTH 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology F, W, S 3.0
ANTH 270 Language in Culture and Society F, W 3.0
ANTH 310 Anthropology Theory W 3.0
ANTH 322 Ethnographic Skills F, S 3.0


Area Survey Courses — 6 Credits

Must be from 2 different disciplines

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ANTH 210 Contemporary Pacific F 3.0
HIST 250, 252, 3XX Variable 3.0
HUM 301, 302, 303, 304 Variable 3.0
HWST 101, 301 Variable 3.0
PAIS 105, 300 Variable 3.0


Depth Courses — 12 Credits

Choose four

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ANTH 391 Narrative, Identity and Culture F 3.0
ANTH 445 Anthropology of Religion F 3.0
ANTH 447 Applied and Development Anthropology W 3.0
ANTH 450 Political and Economic Anthropology W 3.0
ANTH 460 Anthropology of Globalization S 3.0


    Option 1 — Interdisciplinary Block — 9 Credits

    Take three additional courses, all from a single complementary discipline. No course in block may be duplicated with any courses taken as area survey.

    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
    HIST Do not duplicate any HIST courses already taken in Area Survey section Variable 9
    PAIS Do not duplicate any PAIS courses already taken in Area Survey section Variable 9
    HWST Do not duplicate any HWST courses already taken in Area Survey section Variable 9
    HUM Do not duplicate any HUM courses already taken in Area Survey section Variable 9
    IPB Variable 9
    COMM Variable 9
    LANG *Choose One Language: CHIN, FREN, HAWN, JPN, MAOR, SPAN, SAMN, TONG, WLNG Variable 9


      Option 2 — Electives — 9 Credits

      Take any three additional classes from the following. Anthropology courses not taken to fulfill Area Survey or Depth courses may be taken as electives.

      Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
      ANTH 399R Internship in Cultural Anthropology F, W, S 3.0
      HIST

      250, 252, 3XX, 423

      *Do not duplicate any HIST courses already taken in Area Survey section

      Variable 3.0
      PAIS 300, 375 Variable 3.0
      HWST 301, 312, 380 Variable 3.0
      GEOG 470, 471 Variable 3.0
      COMM 280, 326, 360, 420, 430 Variable 3.0
      HUM 151, 251, 420, 440 Variable 3.0
      POSC 322 Oceanic Governments and Politics W 3.0
      LANG

      CHIN, FREN, HAWN, JPN, MAOR, SPAN, SAMN, TONG, WLNG 202 or higher

      *No credits through language testing may be counted toward major requirements

      Variable 3.0 - 4.0


      All language courses must be letter graded, and no credits through language testing may be counted toward the major requirements.

      No grades lower than C- will be accepted. A student must leave the major after failing to obtain at least a C- grade for the same major course after taking it twice, and no major courses may be repeated more than once.


      Program Outcomes


      Upon completing a major in Cultural Anthropology, students will:

      • Demonstrate working competency in cultural literacy and cultural diversity.
      • Appreciate cultural differences and develop problem solving skills.
      • Think critically.
      • Cultivate curiosity for life-long learning and leadership.
      • Understand the application of anthropological knowledge, theories and methods to the solutions of societal problems.
      • Articulate and sustain views through verbal and written discourse.
      • Be well prepared to enter graduate school or the workplace.