Students majoring in anthropology must complete the following requirements:
- Two required, discipline-wide courses:
AN215 Research Design — Method and Theory (taught Block 3)
AN315 Advanced Integrative Seminar (taught Block 6 and intended as the capstone course for seniors)
- An additional 10 units of course work in the department**, distributed in the following categories:
- A minimum of one course in each of the 4 subfields (archaeological, biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology)
- At lease three anthropology courses at the 300-level (in addition to AN315)
- Note that all 300-level courses have 100-level (and some have 200-level) prerequisites;
- 2-block courses count as one course, but two units in the major;
- Up to two ES courses cross-listed with anthropology may count as anthropology units;
- AN400 Research in Anthropology does not substitute for 300-level courses.
- Seniors must submit a writing portfolio as evidence of their progression in the major.
Students who are eligible may satisfy this requirement by writing an Honors Thesis
- Honors Thesis eligibility
- minimum GPA in the major of 3.6
- faculty thesis advisor approval
- Honors Thesis proposal accepted by vote of the faculty
**Major requirements may be satisfied by no more than:
- two units of off-campus credit
- two units of independent Readings/Research (400), and
- one cross-listed unit (two units if ES) taught by non-departmental faculty (e.g. folklore, ethnomusicology, cultural ecology).
Note: The department awards Distinction in Anthropology to students who present evidence of distinguished work. Consult the Majors Handbook for Distinction guidelines.
A minor in anthropology will consist of a minimum of five units of course work, to include the following:
- Courses in (at least) two of the four major subdisciplines (biological, cultural, archaeological, and linguistic anthropology) as described in the major requirements.
- At lease one course at the 300 level.
- Independent research courses (AN400) may not be counted toward the minimum five units of the minor.
- Minor requirements may be satisfied by no more than:
- one cross-listed course unit taught by non-departmental faculty (e.g. folklore, ethnomusicology, cultural ecology)
- one unit of off-campus credit.
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