Anthropology- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of Anthropology, 120 Upham Hall (513-529-8399).

The major in anthropology exposes students to the field as a whole. At the same time, students have the opportunity to pursue individual interests.

Anthropology is a holistic, interdisciplinary science of humanity. It is the study of people: their origins, adaptations and ecology, distribution, forms of communication, beliefs and values. Integrating the hard sciences, social sciences and the humanities, anthropology strives to give students a solid liberal arts background in conjunction with strong research experience and a broad perspective on the human condition.

Program Requirements (36 semester hours distributed as follows, A through C)

A. Core Requirements

All of these:

ATH 212 Introduction to Archaeological Theory and Methods (4)

ATH 231 Perspectives on Culture (3)

ATH 255 Foundations of Biological Anthropology (4)

ATH 265 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (4)

ATH 421 Senior Seminar in Anthropology (3)

B. Cluster Requirements

At least one course must be taken in at least three of the following clusters. A selected course may not be used in more than one cluster. At least three courses must come from any one cluster. One course from the cluster requirements must be a designated Practicum course. To meet the 36-credit hour total for the Anthropology Major, additional courses may be chosen from any of the clusters. Students may petition to the CDA to have particular variable topic courses apply to a particular cluster depending on the course emphasis of the teaching faculty member.

Engaging the Other:

ATH 235 Imagining and Encountering the Anthropological Other (3)

ATH 254 Introduction to Russian and Eurasian Studies (3)

ATH 301 Intercultural Relations (3)

ATH 303 Native American Cultures (4)

ATH 304 Native North America: Anthropological Perspectives (3)

ATH 305 Latin America: Anthropological Perspectives (3)

ATH 306 Russia and Eurasia: Anthropological Perspectives (3)

ATH 307 The Middle East: Anthropological Perspectives (3)

ATH 308 South Asia: Anthropological Perspectives (3)

ATH 329 Religions of Africa (3)

ATH 335L Multiculturalism in Europe: Anthropological Perspectives (3)

ATH 366 African Oral Traditions (3)

ATH 384 Anthropology of Capitalism: Russia (3)

ATH 411 Applied Anthropology (3)

ATH 425 Ethnographic Field Methods (3)

ATH 426 Ethnographic Field Research (4-16)

ATH 484 Beyond the Field Experience: Processing Cultural Adjustments (3)

Ethnography and Culture:

ATH 301 Intercultural Relations (3)

ATH 325 Identity, Race, and Gender (3)

ATH 329 Religions of Africa (3)

ATH 331 Social Anthropology (3)

ATH 335L Multiculturalism in Europe: Anthropological Perspectives (3)

ATH 358 Travelers, Migrants and Refugees (3)

ATH 364 Language and Culture in Native North America (3)

ATH 368 Key Questions in Psychological Anthropology (3)

ATH 384 Anthropology of Capitalism: Russia (3)

ATH 403 Anthropology of Religion (3)

ATH 405 Food, Taste, and Desire (3)

ATH 411 Applied Anthropology (3)

ATH 425 Ethnographic Field Methods (3)

ATH 426 Ethnographic Field Research (4-16)

ATH 428 Anthropology of Women's Health (3)

ATH 434 Anthropology of Democracy and Citizenship (3)

ATH 461 Language Ideologies & Cultural Identities (3)

The Encultured Body:

ATH 325 Identity, Race, Gender, Class (3)

ATH 348 Introduction to Medical Anthropology (3)

ATH 368 Key Questions in Psychological Anthropology (3)

ATH 378 Doctors, Clinics, and Epidemics (3)

ATH 428 Anthropology of Women's Health (3)

ATH 448 Developing Solutions in Global Health (3)

ATH 497 Socio-Ecology of Primates (3)

ATH 498 Evolution of Human Behavior (3)

Material Worlds:

ATH 351 Archaeological Field Methods (8; no more than 4 to major)

ATH 388 Culture, Art, and Artifact (3)

ATH 405 Food, Taste, and Desire (3)

ATH 409 Sustainability: European challenges and strategies (3)

ATH 415 Caribbean Archaeology Field & Lab Methods (6)

ATH 416 Archaeological Site Analysis (3)

ATH 471 Ecological Anthropology (3)

Pathways to the Past:

ATH 312 Introduction to North American Archaeology (4)

ATH 313 Introduction to South American Archaeology (4)

ATH 314 Old World Archaeology (4)

ATH 351 Archaeological Field Methods (8)

ATH 355 Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution (3)

ATH 388 Culture, Art, and Artifacts (3)

ATH 414 Caribbean Archaeology (3)

ATH 416 Archaeological Site Analysis (3)

ATH 431 Origins of the State (3)

ATH 496 Observing Primate Behavior (4)

Language, Communication & Culture:

ATH 309 Introduction to Linguistics (4)

ATH 364 Language and Culture in Native North America (3)

ATH 366 African Oral Traditions (3)

ATH 378 Doctors, Clinics, and Epidemics (3)

ATH 461 Language Ideologies & Cultural Identities (3)

ATH 465 Seminar in Linguistic Anthropology (3)

Evolution, Ecology, & Behavior:

ATH 348 Introduction to Medical Anthropology (3)

ATH 355 Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution (3)

ATH 395 Primate Biology and Behavior (3)

ATH 403 Anthropology of Religion (3)

ATH 409 Sustainability: European challenges and strategies (3)

ATH 431 Origins of the State (3)

ATH 471 Ecological Anthropology (3)

ATH 496 Observing Primate Behavior (4)

ATH 497 Socio-Ecology of Primates (3)

ATH 498 Evolution of Human Behavior (3)

Practicum Courses:

ATH 235 Imagining and Encountering the Anthropological Other (3)

ATH 351 Archaeological Field Methods (8)

ATH 415 Caribbean Archaeology Field and Laboratory Methods (6)

ATH 416 Archaeological Site Analysis (3)

ATH 425 Ethnographic Field Methods (3)

ATH 426 Ethnographic Field Research (4-16)

ATH 448 Developing Solutions in Global Health (3)

ATH 496 Observing Primate Behavior (4)

Note: Variable Topic, Honors & Independent Study courses will be placed in the appropriate clusters based on content.

ATH 177, 277, 377, 477 Independent Study (1-5)

ATH 340 Internship (1-20)

ATH 390 Horizons of Anthropology (1-6)

ATH 480 Independent Reading for Departmental Honors (3-6)

ATH 491 Anthropology Practicum (1-4; maximum 8)

C. Other Requirements and Restrictions:

No more than 6 hours in variable content courses (e.g., ATH 377, ATH 390, ATH 477, ATH 480, ATH 491) may count toward the 36 hour requirement. Variable content courses will be allocated to the appropriate cluster, topic dependent. Students may count one introductory course (ATH 155, ATH 175, ATH 185 or ATH 235) as an elective toward the major.

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