All anthropology majors receive a broad introduction to the four subfields of anthropology:
- ATH 212: Intro to Archaeological Theory & Methods (4 credits)
- ATH 231: Foundations of Cultural Anthropology (4 credits)
- ATH 255: Foundations of Biological Anthropology (4 credits)
- ATH 265: Intro to Linguistic Anthropology (4 credits)
The major requirements ensure that students are exposed to all four major areas but allow them the freedom explore their individual interests though Course Clusters:
Adaptation - Evolution, Behavior, & Biocultural Change;
Plurality - Global Connections and Diversity; and
Emergence - Media, Technology and Communication.
You must take at least three courses from one cluster, and at least one course from each of the two remaining clusters for a total of 17 credit hours. One course must be a Practicum course. You must also ATH 421: Senior Seminar in Anthropology (3 credits)
Learn more about the anthropology major requirements on the Miami Bulletin.
Want to declare anthropology as your major? Have any questions about major requirements? Contact Dr. James Bielo, the Lead Department Advisor, at bielojs@MiamiOH.edu