Anthropology - Community Development Concentration (B.A.)

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

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements32-35
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-6
Major Requirements40
Free Electives45-39
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Anthropology Major 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
Concentration Requirements
Required Courses
Select one of the following:3
Anthropology of Multicultural America
Anthropology of Globalization
Applied Anthropology
Urban Anthropology
Concentration Electives
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Immigration: An Anthropological Perspective
Environmental Anthropology
Public Archaeology
Communities in Transition
Environment and Community
Community and Health
Building Sustainable Communities
Select 9 credits from the following:9
The Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
The Anthropology of Work
Anthropology of Aging and the Aged
Anthropology: Gender and Sexuality
Planetary Health
Special Topics in Anthropology
Analyzing Ethnographic Discourse and Interaction
Medical Anthropology
Internship in Anthropology (up to 6 credits)
Total Credits40

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course.1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Complete a 3 credit Mathematics course.3
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Physical Anthropology (Fulfilled in the major.)
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives
Cultural Anthropology (Fulfilled in the major.)
3. Social Science Perspectives 3
Anthropology courses that meet this requirement include ANTH 105, ANTH 110, ANTH 135, ANTH 160, ANTH 255, and ANTH 290.
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Complete a 3 credit Interdisciplinary Studies course.3
Total Credits35

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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

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

First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing3GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication3GENERAL EDUCATION: (H) Mathematics3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History3World Language 23
World Language 13ANTH 1014
ANTH 1003 
 16 16
Second Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (G) Computer Science3GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts3
ANTH 1023GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3
ANTH 1033ANTH 110, 125, 201, or 2553
ANTH 2003Free Elective3
ANTH 2553Free Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education1Concentration Elective3
ANTH 3013Concentration Elective3
Concentration Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3 
 16 15
Fourth Year
Concentration Elective3ANTH 4013
Concentration Elective3ANTH 490 (or Free Elective)3
Free Elective3ANTH 490 (or Free Elective)3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3 
 15 12
Total Credits 120