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Anthropology Major, B.A.; B.S.

B.A. and B.S. degrees

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Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

  1. The anthropology advisor must approve transfer credit for required courses for the Anthropology Major.
  2. No more than 15 credits of transfer credit can count toward the Anthropology Major.
  3. No more than 3 credits in the major can be taken as credit/no credit.
  4. ANT 426 and ANT 451 for majors cannot be taken as credit/no credit.
  5. No Anthropology course at the 500 level can be taken by majors for credit/no credit.
  6. Anthropology majors are strongly encouraged to gain practical field and/or laboratory experiences as undergraduates in their chosen branch of anthropology and to consider a Study Abroad program and foreign language study as well.

Program Requirements

Required Courses I (10 hours)

ANT 170Cultural Anthropology

3(3-0)

ANT 171Human Origins: Introduction to Biological Anthropology

3(3-0)

ANT 173Laboratory in Physical Anthropology

1(0-2)

ANT 465Capstone Experience in Anthropology

3(3-0)

Required Courses II (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

ANT 174Inequality in the Ancient World: Origins of Early States

3(3-0)

ANT 175Archaeology of the Americas

3(3-0)

Required Courses III (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

ANT 426Archaeological Theory

3(3-0)

ANT 451History of Anthropological Thought

3(3-0)

ANT 461Race, Racism and Human Evolution

3(3-0)

Required Courses IV (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

ANT 450/SOC 450Ethnographic Methods and Research Design

3(3-0)

ANT 521/CRM 521North American Indian Ethnohistory

3(3-0)

ANT 540/CRM 540Archaeological Field and Laboratory Techniques

3(3-0)

ANT 542/CRM 542Methods in Forensic Anthropology: Osteology and Skeletal Analysis

4(3-2)

Electives (15 hours)

Select at least 3 hours from Electives I, II, and III. Electives must total 15 hours chosen from Electives I, II, III, and IV.

Electives I (3-9 hours)

Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology

Select at least one of the following:

ANT 200Education and Culture

3(3-0)

ANT 202Sex and Gender Across the Globe

3(3-0)

ANT 205/SOC 205Social Justice in a Global Society

3(3-0)

ANT 276Language, Identity, and Politics

3(3-0)

ANT 320North American Indian Cultures

3(3-0)

ANT 321Cultures of Latin America

3(3-0)

ANT 322Cultures of Africa

3(3-0)

ANT 324Cultures of the South Pacific

3(3-0)

ANT 365Current American Indian Issues

3(3-0)

ANT 370/SOC 370Global Environmental Issues

3(3-0)

ANT 380Culture, Art, and Community Engagement

3(3-0)

ANT 450/SOC 450Ethnographic Methods and Research Design

3(3-0)

ANT 451History of Anthropological Thought

3(3-0)

ANT 457/SOC 457Globalization and Society

3(3-0)

ANT 459Anthropology of Religion

3(3-0)

ANT 506/SOC 506Comparative Cultural Systems

3(3-0)

ANT 520Medical Anthropology

3(3-0)

ANT 521/CRM 521North American Indian Ethnohistory

3(3-0)

ANT 532/SOC 532Global Aging: Cross-Cultural Aging in a Globalized World

3(3-0)

Electives II (3-9 hours)

Physical Anthropology

Select at least one of the following:

ANT 342Principles of Forensic Anthropology

3(3-0)

ANT 347Human Evolution

3(3-0)

ANT 351Human Variation, Race, and the Mistakes We Make

3(3-0)

ANT 356Primate Behavior

3(3-0)

ANT 358Diseases and Human Evolution

3(3-0)

ANT 461Race, Racism and Human Evolution

3(3-0)

ANT 542/CRM 542Methods in Forensic Anthropology: Osteology and Skeletal Analysis

4(3-2)

Electives III (3-9 hours)

Archaeology

Select at least one of the following:

ANT 340South American Archaeology

3(3-0)

ANT 344Michigan Archaeology

3(3-0)

ANT 345Archaeology & Heritage Management

3(3-0)

ANT 348Stone-Age Europe: Peoples and Cultures of the Distant Past

3(3-0)

ANT 426Archaeological Theory

3(3-0)

ANT 500Field School in Archaeology

3-6(Spec)

ANT 540/CRM 540Archaeological Field and Laboratory Techniques

3(3-0)

ANT 544/CRM 544Great Lakes Archaeology

3(3-0)

Electives IV (0-9 hours)

Up to 9 hours from this group may count toward the major, of which no more than 3 hours may come from ANT 498. With advisor approval and depending on course content, any of these courses may instead count within Electives I, II, or III. With advisor approval, up to 6 hours of courses in related disciplines may be counted within Electives IV.

ANT 250WI/BIO 250WI/CHM 250WIWater as Life, Death, and Power

3(3-0)

ANT 388Special Topics in Anthropology

1-12(Spec)

ANT 430Applied Anthropology

3(3-0)

ANT 498Independent Studies In Anthropology

1-12(Spec)

ANT 588Special Topics in Anthropology

1-10(Spec)

Total: 34 semester hours