Anthropology BA :: 3 Areas of Emphasis

Beginning in Fall 2017,  students pursuing the ANT major will be able to choose an Areas of Emphasi (AOE).  These AOEs are what will be recorded in your academic record/transcript–if you choose one.  You can, of course, elect NOT to have an AOE and have a “general” course of study in the major.  These AOEs correspond to Career Pathways, which are what we are using within the program to give students a clear set of recommendations about the courses/experiences students who have particular career ambitions should be taking.  So, if a student follows the recommendations in any one of these Pathways, they will have also completed the requirements for a corresponding AOE.  The AOE will help clearly define an area of knowledge and skills development within the ANT major.

Sociocultural Anthropology (AOE Code: LA13) – Corresponds to Pathway I

Required Courses

  • The introductory course in cultural anthropology (ANT 201)
  • The ethnographic research methods course (ANT 361)
  • The theory course in sociocultural anthropology (ANT 491)

Electives

  • Choice of 3 topical ANT courses from among those listed in the 350s, 360s, 370s, 450s, 460s, and 470s (or as approved by the faculty in Anthropology) other than those required in this Area of Emphasis

Archaeological Anthropology (AOE Code: LA11) – Corresponds to Pathway II

Required

  • The introductory course for Archaeological Anthropology (ANT 322)
  • An archaeological research methods course (ANT 323 or ANT 324)
  • The archaeological theory course (ANT 428)

Elective

  • Choice of 3 topical ANT courses among those listed in the 320s and 440s (or as approved by the faculty in Anthropology) other than those required in this Area of Emphasis

Anthropology of Health (AOE Code: LA12) – Corresponds to Pathway I

Required

  • The introductory course for medical anthropology (ANT 362)
  • The ethnographic research methods course (ANT 361)
  • A theory course in sociocultural anthropology (either ANT 467 or ANT 491)

Elective

  • Choice of 2 topical ANT courses from the following list (or as approved by the faculty in Anthropology):
    • Design, Planning & Health (ANT 464)
    • Disaster, Culture & Health (ANT 465)
    • Culture & Environment (ANT 466)
  • Choice of 1 spatial or quantitative data analysis course from the following list (or as approved by the faculty in Anthropology):
    • Geographic Information Systems (ANT 402, cross-listed with GEO 426)
    • Social Statistics (ANT 301, cross-listed with SOC 345)