Anthropology Major (B.A.) (Combined B.A./M.S. Sustainability Science)

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science3
H. Mathematics 3
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Fulfilled by ANTH 101 in the major.0
J. Physical Education1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives
Fulfilled by ANTH 100 in the major.
3. Social Science Perspectives 13
L. Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Total Credits35

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages Requirement
Based on placement exam complete one or two sequential courses in the same language.3-6
World Cultures Requirement
Fulfilled in the major.
Total Credits3-6

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements35
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-6
Major Requirements + Graduate Swing Courses52
Free Electives30-27
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this combined program can be found here.
Required Courses
ANTH 100Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 101Physical Anthropology4
ANTH 102Linguistic Anthropology3
ANTH 103Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH 200Key Issues in Anthropology3
ANTH 301Methods in Anthropological Research and Practice3
ANTH 401Seminar in Anthropological Theory3
Major Electives
Complete one of the following:3
Applied Anthropology
Disability in US Popular Culture
Urban Anthropology
Historical Archaeology
Complete 15 credits from the following:15
Immigration: An Anthropological Perspective
Caribbean Archaeology
North American Archaeology
The Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
Bioarchaeology
The Anthropology of Work
Anthropology of Aging and the Aged
Environmental Anthropology
Experimental Archaeology
Anthropology: Gender and Sexuality
Anthropology of Childhood and Youth
Public Archaeology
Special Topics in Anthropology
Communities in Transition
Community and Health
Analyzing Ethnographic Discourse and Interaction
Medical Anthropology
Field Methods: Visual Anthropology
Graduate Swing Courses
Complete two courses from the following:6
Planetary Health
Environment and Community
Building Sustainable Communities
Complete two courses from the following:6
Introduction to Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing
Current Issues in Sustainability Science
Methods in Environmental Research
Total Credits52

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History 3
World Language 1 3
ANTH 100 Cultural Anthropology 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (H) Mathematics 3
World Language 2 3
ANTH 101 Physical Anthropology 4
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (G) Computer Science 3
ANTH 102 Linguistic Anthropology 3
ANTH 103 Introduction to Archaeology 3
ANTH 200 Key Issues in Anthropology 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K3) Social Science – Social Science Perspectives 3
200-Level ANTH Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
ANTH 301 Methods in Anthropological Research and Practice 3
ANTH Methods/Theory Elective 1 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
ANTH Methods/Theory Elective 2 3
ANTH Methods/Theory Elective 3 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
ANTH Methods/Theory Elective 4 3
ANTH Methods/Theory Elective 5 3
ANTH 490 Internship in Anthropology (or Free Elective) 3
ANTH 500-level Swing Course 3
EAES 500-level Swing Course 3
 Credits15
Spring
ANTH 401 Seminar in Anthropological Theory 3
ANTH 490 Internship in Anthropology (or Free Elective) 3
ANTH 500-level Swing Course 3
EAES 500-Level Swing Course 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120

Plan of Study Grid
Fifth Year
FallCredits
EAES 575 Environmental Economics 3
EAES 790 Colloquium in Environmental Management 1
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
 Credits10
Spring
EAES 790 Colloquium in Environmental Management 1
Major Elective 3
EAES 698
Master's Thesis
or Applied Research or Internship Project in Sustainability Science
6
 Credits10
 Total Credits20