Mar 18, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Department of Anthropology

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Timothy J. Smith, Chair

Jon H. Carter Susan M. Lappan Christina Verano Sornito
Cheryl P. Claassen Diane P. Mines Thomas R. Whyte
Cameron Gokee Dana E. Powell Alice P. Wright
Eric I. Karchmer Gregory G. Reck  
Larry R. Kimball Gwen Robbins Schug  

The Department of Anthropology is committed to a comparative and holistic approach to the study of the human experience. The anthropological perspective provides a broad understanding of the origins as well as the meaning of biological and cultural diversity in the world–past, present, and future. As such, the program in anthropology offers the opportunity for understanding world affairs and problems within the total context of the human experience and for constructing solutions to world problems which are firmly grounded in that context. Specifically, the department offers: (1) students of all disciplines the opportunity to deepen and broaden their knowledge of humankind and of themselves; (2) a strong preparation for graduate study in anthropology; and (3) an academic and practical background for those who wish to apply the anthropological perspective in a wide range of professional careers, such as social services, social work, international aid and development, medical research, human resources, law, marketing, education, counseling, forensics and archaeology.

Honors Program in Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology offers honors courses at all levels. Honors sections in most courses are made available on request or by contract. On occasion, special honors courses (ANT 1510 , ANT 2510 , ANT 3510 ) may be offered to students who have distinguished themselves. Students who successfully complete six hours of honors courses and have earned at least a 3.45 GPA in anthropology
are eligible to take ANT 4510 , Senior Honors Thesis. Students who complete nine hours of honors work, including ANT 4510 , will graduate with “honors in anthropology.” Students must earn a grade of ‘B’ or higher on all honors coursework taken to fulfill any honors requirements.

Courses of Instruction in Anthropology (ANT)

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(For an explanation of the prefixes used in the following courses, see the listing of Course Prefixes.)


    Bachelor of ScienceBachelor of ArtsMinor


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