A major in anthropology consists of eight or more four-credit courses and must include:

  • ANT-101, 105, and 401,
  • at least one course focused on a specific region of the world,
  • at least one course focused on a specific anthropological topic, and
  • at least three additional courses with either a regional or topical focus

If you are planning to major in anthropology, you should consult with the program director to select specific courses suited to your individual interests and needs. On occasion, special topics courses are offered that may also satisfy the requirements for the major.

Regional Courses:

  • ANT-202 Peoples of Black Africa
  • ANT-203 Cultures of the Non-Western World
  • ANT-204 Understanding Modern Japanese Society through Film
  • ANT-205 Japanese Popular Culture
  • ANT-210 Anthropology of China
  • ANT-211 Mayan Archaeology
  • JPN-225 Japanese Cinema
  • REL-223 Hindu Cultures and Religious Worlds
  • REL-227 Religions of South Asia
  • REL-325 Women and Power in Hinduism

Topical Courses:

  • ANT-110 Human Evolution
  • ANT-302 Anthropology of Ethnicity
  • ANT-303 Cultural Ecology
  • ANT-344 Anthropology of Religion
  • ANT-501 Independent Study
  • CLS-211 Classical Archaeology
  • FYS-1110 Greece and Japan: Connections and Comparisons
  • FYS-1181 Magic and Religion
  • FYW-1117 Magic and Religion
  • LNG-210 General Linguistics
  • LNG-220 Linguistic Analysis
  • LNG-230 Language as Cultural Phenomenon
  • LNG-240 The Origin of Language

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