Anthropology Major, Community Development Concentration (B.A.)

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 13
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.

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
ANTH 255 Urban Anthropology 3
 Credits15
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
ANTH 110
Anthropology of Multicultural America
or Anthropology of Globalization
or Applied Anthropology
or Urban Anthropology
3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
ANTH 301 Methods in Anthropological Research and Practice 3
Concentration Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
Concentration Elective 3
Concentration Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
Concentration Elective 3
Concentration Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
ANTH 401 Seminar in Anthropological Theory 3
ANTH 490 Internship in Anthropology (or Free Elective) 3
ANTH 490 Internship in Anthropology (or Free Elective) 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120