Bachelor of Science in Anthropology

Anthropology photo collage of various people and places

The interdisciplinary nature of the major provides the necessary preparation to attend graduate school or go directly into the workforce. In addition, students are able to pursue a double major and minor in other areas of study such as archaeology, sociology, criminal justice, biology, and nursing.

In addition to the university general education requirements Anthropology Majors must take:

Base Courses (take all)

  • ANTH 207 Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 301 Special Topics: Introduction to Physical Anthropology
  • ARCH 192 Introduction Archaeology Seminar

Cultural Specializations (Choose four)

  • ANTH 310 Cultures of Native North America
  • ANTH 315 Indians of the Great Plains
  • ANTH 319 Peoples of Africa
  • ARCH 105 Introduction to Greek Archaeology
  • ARCH 106 Introduction to Roman Archaeology
  • ARCH 206 Introduction to Near Eastern Archaeology
  • ARCH 207 Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology
  • ARCH 309 The Etruscans
  • ARCH 311 Archaeology of Syro-Palestine

Approaches (Choose three)

  • ANTH 200 World Prehistory
  • ANTH 301 Special Topics
  • ANTH 416 Human Evolution
  • ANTH 440 Linguistic Anthropology
  • ANTH 453 Anthropology of Religion
  • ANTH 494 Directed Study
  • ARCH 320 Topics in Archaeology
  • BIOL 310 History of Life – offered every other fall, requires 100-level biology
  • BIOL 320 Evolution and Ecology (4 hrs.) – requires BIOL 118 which is a spring course
  • BIOL 331 Genetics (4 hrs.) – requires BIOL 119 which is only offered in the fall
  • BIOL 450 Evolution – only offered every other year and sometimes at Harlaxton; requires BIOL 320 which is offered only in fall
  • SOC 230 Social Problems in the Modern World
  • SOC 337 Social Aspects of Health and Health Care
  • SOC 386 Death and Dying
  • SOC 415 Globalization and the Environment
  • SOC 438 Race and Ethnic Relations

Applications (Choose three)

  • ANTH 496 Internship
  • ANTH 497 Internship in Teaching Anthropology
  • BIOL / EXSS 112 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 hrs.)
  • BIOL / EXSS 113 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 hrs.)
  • BIOL 415 Biostatistics Computational Biology (4 hrs.) – only offered every other fall, requires BIOL 320 which is a fall course
  • BIOL 425 Developmental Biology – spring every other year
  • BIOL 455 Genomics
  • COMM 210 Professional Speaking
  • COMM 380 Intercultural Communication
  • CJ 205 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 354 Introduction to Forensic Sciences
  • PH 360 Community Health and Social Justice
  • PSYC 245 Statistics for Psychologists (4 hrs.)
  • PSYC 246 Research Methods in Psychology (4 hrs.)
  • QM 227 Introduction to Statistics
  • SOC 343 Social Research Methods (4 hrs.)
  • SOC 344 Introduction to Behavioral Statistics (4 hrs.)
  • TESL 300 Introduction to Linguistics

Senior Seminar (Gen. Ed.): ARCH 400

Anthropology Courses

ANTH-200 World Prehistory (3 credits)
Introduces the field of prehistoric archaeology and traces the evolution of culture from the earliest stone tools to the formation of ancient civilizations in both the Old and New Worlds.
ANTH-207 Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)
Studies societies all over the world, from hunter-gatherers to industrial states. Explores the range of variation in forms of subsistence technology, family, government, religion, and other institutions. Seeks to explain cultural differences.
ANTH-301 Special Topics in Anthropology (3 credits)
Topics chosen on the basis of programmatic need or student interest. Prerequisite: Anthropology 200 or 207.
ANTH-310 Cultures of Native North America (3 credits)
Surveys the origins, prehistory and traditional ways of life of the Native Americans. Studies representative societies from each of the major culture areas. Prerequisite: ANTH 200 or 207; or permission of instructor.
ANTH-315 Indians of the Great Plains (3 credits)
Covers the buffalo-hunting societies of the American West, their habitat, prehistory, ways of life, and wars with the United States. Prerequisite: ANTH 200 or 207; or permission of instructor.
ANTH-319 Peoples of Africa (3 credits)
Surveys African geography, history, and representative societies from different regions of the continent. Prerequisite: ANTH 200 or 207; or permission of instructor.
ANTH-416 Human Evolution (3 credits)
Outlines the stages of hominid biological and cultural evolution, with attention to human variation and the primates. Prerequisite: Anthropology 200 or 207.
ANTH-440 Linguistic Anthropology (3 credits)
Surveys phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, children's language acquisition, language origins, historical linguistics, ethnolinguistics, and sociolinguistics. Prerequisite: ANTH 200 or 207; or permission of instructor.
ANTH-453 Anthropology of Religion (3 credits)
Explores theories of religious beliefs and behavior in non-Western societies. Covers cosmology, myth, ritual, religious specialists, and dynamics. Prerequisites: Six hours of anthropology; junior or senior standing.
ANTH-494 Directed Study (1-3 credits)
See Sociology 494. Prerequisites: Nine hours of anthropology; junior or senior standing; permission of instructor.
ANTH-496 Internship (1-6 credits)
Internships available to majors of junior or senior standing who have completed core courses. GPA requirements must be met and student must file an internship application with advisor.
ANTH-497 Internship in Teaching Anthropology (1-2 credits)
Provides majors of junior or senior standing with a comprehensive, supervised field experience in teaching and anthropological pedagogy. Designed for students who are preparing for graduate study in the social sciences. GPA requirements must be met and students must file a teaching internship application with advisor. Prerequisites: Sociology-Anthropology major, sponsorship by the supervising faculty member, junior or senior standing, or permission of instructor. 1-2 credits.