Anthropology Major

Requirements

The major consists of at least ten courses: three required Foundation courses and seven additional Topical and Methods-Intensive courses. Of the seven additional courses, a maximum of five can be Topical courses and a minimum of two courses must be Methods-Intensive seminars. Methods-Intensive seminars may be substituted for Topical courses.

Concentrations: Students majoring in Anthropology have the option to pursue concentrations in Archaeology or Food Studies, both of which are designed to engage students in interdisciplinary modes of study for the purpose of building skills, competencies, and conceptual frameworks that are relevant to a variety of careers. 

Study Away: Majors who plan to study away are required to take ANT 297 (2 credits) during the semester prior to studying away, and ANT 298 (2 credits) during the semester immediately following their semester abroad. Combined, the two seminars can satisfy one Topical course requirement for the major.  ANT 297/298 is typically offered in the evenings every other week, for a total of 6 to 7 meetings in a single semester. A maximum of two anthropology courses taken abroad can be applied to the major as Topical courses and may be counted toward the archaeology and food studies concentrations, upon approval by the chair of the department.

Field Schools: Archaeology and ethnographic field schools may be applied to the major or minor as Methods-Intensive seminars and may be counted toward the Archaeology and Food Studies concentrations, upon approval by the chair of the department.

Foundation Courses

Foundation courses in Anthropology offer students the conceptual and methodological building blocks required for delving deeper into the discipline. In the liberal arts tradition, these courses also outline the scope, goals, and relevance of anthropology to students seeking to meld the basic optics of an anthropological lens with the concepts and analytical tools offered by other disciplines. Participants in these courses will develop a common vocabulary, develop a base knowledge of methods unique to anthropology, cultivate an appreciation for cultural diversity, and learn key concepts that inform anthropological inquiry, such as cultural relativism. Foundation Courses required of all Anthropology majors:

ANT 102ARCHAEOLOGY

4

or

ANT 112CC: MATERIAL LEGACIES

4

 

ANT 104QUESTIONING CUL:INTRO TO ANTH

4

or

ANT 114/CRE 114CC: POWER AND INEQUALITY

4

 

ANT 201HIST OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL THRY

4

Topical Courses

Topical courses in Anthropology offer students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of anthropological concepts with scholarship addressing contemporary behavioral and ecological phenomena in specific world areas. In these courses, students critically read and discuss original scholarship, familiarize themselves with the methods and theories of particular topical areas of anthropological investigation, and are introduced to ethical social science research practices. Written, oral, and other assignments allow students to demonstrate comprehension of the relevance of key anthropological concepts to understandings of contemporary issues, mastery of basic library research skills, and ability to critically read and analyze peer-reviewed scholarship and primary sources. Five Topical Courses are required:

ANT 103/CRE 103/GWS 103GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND INTESEC

4

ANT 105/EAS 103GLOBAL JAPAN

4

ANT 108/MUS 108MUSIC OF THE WORLD

4

ANT 117/BOT 117/ES 117CC:COEVOLUTION PLANTS & PEOPLE

4

ANT 165/MUS 165/SLA 165RUS VISUAL AND MUSICAL CULTURE

4

ANT 166/AFR 165/CRE 165/DAN 165/REL 165AAFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE I

4

ANT 202ARCHAEOLOGY OF NORTH AMERICA

4

ANT 206/AHI 206INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN ART

4

ANT 207/BOT 207/ES 207SEM: INDIG USE TROP RAINFOREST

4

ANT 220/CRE 222/LIN 220LANGUAGE DEATH/REVITALIZATION

4

ANT 226/LIN 226/SLA 226LANGUAGE IN CULTURE

4

ANT 229/MUS 229ETHNOMUSICOLOGY:SOC SCI OF MUS

4

ANT 232/CRE 233/GWS 232SECURITY,TRAFFICKING,VIOLENCE

4

ANT 234/BOT 234/ES 234S AMER CULTURES & ENVIRONMENT

4

ANT 256/FRH 256“MIGRATION CRISIS” IN EUROPE

4

ANT 258ETHNOGRAPHY OF EUROPE

4

ANT 260/AFR 260ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE CARIBBEAN

4

ANT 265/AFR 265/CRE 265/DAN 265AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE II

4

ANT 270TATTOO2TUTU: THE CULTURED BODY

4

ANT 279/AHI 280/MSM 280INTRO TO MUSEUM STUDIES

4

ANT 281/AHI 281CURRENT ISSUES MUSEUM STUDIES

4

ANT 297ANTHROPOLOGISTS ABROAD

2

ANT 298ANTHROPOLOGISTS ABROAD

2

ANT 301PRACTICING ANTHROPOLOGY

4

ANT 307/ES 307ENVIRONMENTAL ANTHROPOLOGY

4

ANT 308/BOT 308/ES 308METH/THEORIES OF ETHNOBOTANY

4

ANT 311/BOT 311/ES 311ETHNOBOT SOUTHERN NEW ENGL

4

ANT 312/CRE 312/GWS 312FEMINIST SOCIAL RESEARCH METH

4

ANT 315/REL 314ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION

4

ANT 316/EAS 314/GWS 318SEX AND POWER IN JAPAN

4

ANT 319MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

4

ANT 320/CRE 324/GWS 320ANTHRO OF SEXUALITY & GENDER

4

ANT 350WORLDS OF FOOD

4

ANT 354SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS

4

ANT 356/AHI 356/CRE 356IMAGIN OTHERNESS VISUAL CULTR

4

ANT 370/FRH 370THE ANTHROPOL OF SPACE & PLACE

4

ANT 391INDIVIDUAL STUDY

2 - 4

ANT 392INDIVIDUAL STUDY

2 - 4

Methods-Intensive Seminars

Methods-Intensive seminars allow students to engage scholarship at an even deeper level than Foundation and Topical courses. These courses are often also designed around original faculty research projects, affording students an applied and more intensive exposure to particular anthropological methods, including ethnographic interviewing, video ethnography, mapping, and archaeological survey, among others. In addition to data collection and analysis, students are trained to engage in ethical research practices. Seminars culminate in a presentation and dissemination of research products through various formats, including papers, films, exhibitions, posters, and presentations. A minimum of two Methods-Intensive Seminars is required:

ANT 299SECRECY:POWER,PRIVIL,INVISIBLE

4

ANT 330/CRE 330ANTHROPOLOGY OF TOURISM

4

ANT 353FOOD AND THE SENSES

4

ANT 377IN MOTION: FILMING CULTURE

4

ANT 380APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY

4

ANT 393/ES 393DISCARD(-ERS)(-ING)(-ABLES)

4

ANT 396EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY

4

ANT 406FIELD METH IN ARC OF ARBORETUM

4

ANT 431/SPA 431GLOBALIZATION/TRANSBORDERISM

4

ANT 482/AMS 482/ES 482ARCHAEOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY

4

Archaeology Concentration

Students pursuing a major in anthropology with a concentration in archaeology are required to complete four 4-credit courses in archaeology or material culture studies within the context of the major requirements. One or two of these courses may be substituted with an archaeology field school or field research internship upon approval by the chair of the department. Two additional courses -- one in statistics and one in geological science or geographic information systems (GIS) -- must also be completed.

Archaeology & Material Culture Studies Courses

Four anthropology courses from the following list, one or two of which may be substituted with an archaeology field school:

ANT 202ARCHAEOLOGY OF NORTH AMERICA

4

ANT 390ARCH OF RECENT/CONTEMP SOCIET

4

ANT 396EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY

4

ANT 406FIELD METH IN ARC OF ARBORETUM

4

ANT 482/AMS 482/ES 482ARCHAEOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY

4

Statistics Courses

One of the following:

STA 107INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS

4

STA 206STATISTICAL METHODS

4

PSY 201PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS

4

Geology, Geomorphology, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Courses

One of the following:

ES 120/GEO 120CC:LIVING ON A CHANGING PLANET

4

ES 201/GEO 201PLATE TECTONICS

4

ES 202/GEO 202EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES

4

ES 313/GEO 313RASTER-BASED GEOG INFO SYST

4

Food Studies Concentration

Students pursuing a major in anthropology with a concentration in food studies are required to complete two 4-credit courses within the context of the major requirements. Three additional courses must also be completed outside of the major. One or two of these courses may be substituted with a credit-bearing faculty-led research experience and/or a credit-bearing summer field school upon approval by the student’s advisor and the chair of the department.

Food-Centered Anthropology Courses

Two anthropology courses from the following list:

ANT 350WORLDS OF FOOD

4

ANT 353FOOD AND THE SENSES

4

ANT 354SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS

4

Other Food-Centered Courses

Three of the following:

ANT 270TATTOO2TUTU: THE CULTURED BODY

4

ANT 393/ES 393DISCARD(-ERS)(-ING)(-ABLES)

4

BOT 115CC: HOW PLANTS FEED THE WORLD

4

BOT 230ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE

4

BOT 493B/BIO 493IGENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS

4

BOT 493M/ES 493MSUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

4

ENG 128FOOD: WRITING AND READING

4

ENG 336/ES 336HUMANS/OTH ANIMALS 19 C AM LIT

4

ENG 356/AMS 356/ES 345RADCL DIETS:FOOD/DRINK AM LIT

4

ES 311/ANT 311/BOT 311ETHNOBOT SOUTHERN NEW ENGL

4