The General Major

CHOOSE A MAJOR IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Not only is a career as an academic or practicing anthropologist a possibility for highly motivated students, but in these multicultural times, anthropology's unique cross-cultural approach to understanding human diversity is probably the smartest and most practical major a general liberal arts student can select. A major in general anthropology can be easily supplemented with a variety of relevant courses focused on any number of specific career goals and orientations. If a solid liberal arts foundation is your first educational goal, consider the Major in General Anthropology. It offers a way of "seeing" and "reading" the world that is in increasing demand in these changing multicultural times.

TAKE A DUAL MAJOR OR CO-MAJOR IN ANTHROPOLOGY
A major in Anthropology is an exciting and valuable complement or supplement to most other major programs at the college. Think about how your record will look with ANTHROPOLOGY listed as a dual major (co-major with Elementary Education). The General Major in Anthropology requires only eleven courses (33 credits) and, after completing just five core courses, it allows you a great degree of freedom in selecting those topics and courses of most interest to you. In addition, if you are careful to satisfy your LASAR requirements with anthropology courses where permitted, you may only have to take an additional eight courses (24 credits) to complete your major.
The department aims to give students an understanding of human origins and development, the varieties of human cultures, and cultural and social complexities of our species. A major in anthropology provides the necessary preparation for graduate work in the field, as well as valuable background for careers in education, international studies, medicine and allied professions, sociology, and social work, and for participation in community organizations. Students majoring in anthropology may tailor their major to specialize in Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, or Archaeology, or they may follow a more general track.
Students must declare their intention to major in anthropology by meeting with a faculty advisor and by completing a concentration form in consultation with their advisor. The student should enter below the courses (and the dates they will be taken) which will comprise the major. This form should be prepared and signed by the advisor in duplicate, one copy being retained by the student, the other being filed with the department. Changes in the courses selected may be made at any time, as long as basic requirements are completed. Unauthorized changes in the courses comprising the major, however, may result in a withholding of the degree.
Grades below C-minus in anthropology are not acceptable for majors in Anthropology. Students who have received such grades in any course needed to fulfill the major requirements, must retake those courses and achieve a grade of C-minus or better to be considered for graduation as Anthropology Majors.
REQUIREMENTS:
INTRODUCTORY COURSES:
required:
ANTHRO 101 ____
ANTHRO 102 ____
ANTHRO 103 ____

INTERMEDIATE COURSE:
ANTHRO 200 ____

ESSENTIALS COURSES:
1 course from:
ANTHRO 201 ____
ANTHRO 240 ____
ANTHRO 260 ____

ADVANCED COURSES:
2 courses at the 300 level:
ANTHRO 3__ ____
ANTHRO 3__ ____

AREA COURSES:
1 course from:
ANTHRO 201 ____ (if not taken for previous requirement)
ANTHRO 205-219 ____
ANTHRO 241-249 ____

ADDITIONAL COURSES:
3 courses, 2 of which must be at the 200 level or above
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ELECTIVES:
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