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Anthropology

College of Liberal Arts

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Anthropology - Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology (code ANTHBA01) (120 units)

Lower Division: ANTH 110, 120, 140, 170 and 202.

Upper Division: A total of 33 units. Required Core Courses (15 units): ANTH 313, 314, 401, 435, 413 or 475.
In consultation with the Undergraduate Advisor, an additional 18 units will be selected from the courses listed below. The major allows students to be generalists picking upper division electives from differing subfields, or to specialize in one subfield. Courses are grouped by topic/subfield as a guide for students.

  • Archaeology: ANTH 301, 345, 347, 349, 445, 450, 451, 453, 455, 456, 464, 471, 472, 473, 481, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489
  • Biological Anthropology: ANTH 315, 318, 319, 363, 402, 434, 436, 437, 480A, 480B
  • Cultural Anthropology: ANTH 305I, 307I, 311I, 321, 322, 323, 324, 329, 332, 333, 335, 345, 351, 353, 412I, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 427, 428, 436, 440, 444, 454, 478.
  • Linguistic Anthropology: ANTH 412I, 413, 421, 475

Students may apply a maximum of 2 Anthropology Capstone courses to the major. Students may apply Anthropology Human Diversity classes to the major.

Students may take a total of 6 units of ANTH 490 and, with approval of the undergraduate advisor and sponsoring faculty members, up to 6 units of ANTH 496, 498, or 499.

Minor in Anthropology (code ANTHUM01)

A minimum of 21 units in a program approved by the major advisor, as follows:

  • Lower Division Required: ANTH 120, 140, 170 and 110.
  • Upper Division Electives: 9 units of anthropology courses selected in consultation with the major advisor to meet the specific needs of the student.

Interdisciplinary Minor in Crosscultural Language and Academic Development Studies (code COEDUM01)

The minor comprises courses that integrate studies of culture, language, learning and the academic environment, and human development. It is an interdisciplinary program designed to support career objectives related to public education in Crosscultural Language and Academic Development. The minor consists of a minimum of 18 units selected with an advisor. Courses in the department of the student’s major may not be used.

1. One course from each of the following areas (12 units):

  • Culture: ANTH 421/LING 425 or EDP 432/EDEL 430
  • Language: EDSP 454 or LING/CD 329
  • Schooling: EDP/LING 485
  • Development: EDP 301, 302; HDEV 307I; or PSY 361

2. Six units, selected with an advisor, from the following:

  • Culture: AIS 319, ASAM 319, B/ST 319, CHLS 319, WGSS 319, ANTH 329, ANTH 412I, ANTH/LING 413, ANTH 419, ANTH 421/LING 425, ANTH/WGSS 475, CHLS/ASAM 335I, EDP 432/EDEL 430
  • Language: ANTH 170, CHLS 402, EDSP 454, LING/CD 329, LING/ENGL 327; LING 363I, 435, 472, 486.
  • Schooling: AIS 361, ASAM 310, B/ST 420, CHLS 340, EDP 305, 476, EDSP 350.
  • Development: EDP 301, 302, HDEV 307I, PSY 361.