Dr. Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi does research in Gujarat, India


Dr. Daniel Goldstein in Belgium


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Dr. Dorothy Hodgson and Maasai activist Ndini Kimesera Sikar at the U.N. in NYC


Student discusses honors poster on “Undocumented Mexican Women in New Brunswick”


Dr. David Hughes at Fukushima Workshop, Tokyo


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Student discusses Honors work at historic site in Trappe, PA with Chair, Dr. Craig Feibel

B.A. in Anthropology

B.A. in Anthropology (Bachelor of Arts)
The B.A. track in anthropology trains students in the discipline’s four traditional subfields: cultural, biological, and linguistic anthropology and archaeology, providing them with a holistic understanding of humans as biological, cultural, and linguistic beings, both in the present and the past.  This track is intended for students who seek a comprehensive understanding of human cultural and physical diversity within a broad social, historical, and evolutionary framework.

Requirements for a major in Anthropology.  The degree code is 070.

Total number of required credits: 40 credits, of which at least 18 credits are at the 300 or 400 level. 

Requirements for Anthropology track

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: four courses required – 16 credits
01:070:101  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
01:070:102  Introduction to Human Evolution
01:070:105  Introduction to Archaeology
01:070:108  Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES: one course in three of the four anthropology sub-disciplines – 9 credits:

01:070:301  Psychology and Culture
01:070:302  Culture and the Environment
01:070:303  Wealth and Culture
01:070:304  Political Anthropology
01:070:305  Anthropology of Development
01:070:307  Medical Anthropology
01:070:308  Anthropology of Religion
01:070:309  Visual Anthropology
01:070:311  History of Anthropology
01:070:317  Method and Analysis in Cultural Anthropology
01:070:318  Reading Ethnographic Writing
01:070:319  Anthropology and Human Rights
01:070:320  Diaspora, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States
01:070:323  Women Writing Culture
01:070:324  Globalization, Sex, and Families
01:070:338  Culture, Wealth and Power in Africa
01:070:365  Law, Justice and Rights in Bolivia
01:070:366  Research Practicum in Law, Justice and Rights in Bolivia
01:070:367  Anthropology Goes to the Movies
01:070:368  Anthropology of  Mass Media
01:070:369  The Cultural Politics of Nazism
01:070:371  The Politics of Culture
01:070:372  Body Politics
01:070:374  Localities and Global Systems
01:070:376  Power and Difference
01:070:378  The Anthropology of Gender
01:070:379  Gender and Power in Africa
01:070:380  Culture, Memory, History
01:070:389  Ethnography of Gender in South Asia
01:070:401  Theories in Cultural Anthropology
01:070:406  Rights and Wrongs of Indigenous Peoples
01:070:410  Explanation in Anthropology
01:070:486  Gender Development, Environment: Policies, Politics, Perspectives

01:070:312  Language and Social Diversity

01:070:310  Human Aggression
01:070:325  Evolution and Culture
01:070:328  Evolution and Cooperation
01:070:336  Primatology, Wildlife Ecology, and Conservation in Kenya
01:070:337  Field Methods and Analysis in Primatology in Kenya
01:070:348  Primate Behavioral Ecology
01:070:349  Advanced Physical Anthropology
01:070:350  Primatology and Human Evolution
01:070:354  Functional and Developmental Anatomy of the Primate Skeleton
01:070:355  Laboratory in Skeletal Biology of Primates
01:070:356  Human Variation
01:070:358  Human Osteology
01:070:359  Human Osteology Laboratory
01:070:361  Hunters and Gatherers
01:070:364  Sex Roles and Social Structure
01:070:390  Fossil Hominin Anatomy
01:070:402  Primate Conservation Biology
01:070:412  Topics in African Prehistory and Paleoanthropology
01:070:414  Topics in European Prehistory and Paleoanthropology
01:070:420  Evolutionary Genetics: Humans and Other Primates

01:070:326  Pleistocene Hominid Adaptations
01:070:327  Post-Pleistocene Hominid Adaptations
01:070:330  Archaeology of Australia
01:070:332  North American Archaeology
01:070:333  Colonial Archaeology
01:070:334  Field Study in Archaeology
01:070:335  Analysis of Archaeological Data
01:070:391  Lithic Analysis in Archaeology
01:070:392  Faunal Analysis in Archaeology
01:070:393  Cultural Resource Management
01:070:394  Microstratigraphic Analysis in Archaeology
01:070:395  Quantification of Archaeological Data
01:070:397  Paleoanthropology
01:070:398  Field Research and Methods in Paleoanthropology
01:070:404  Advanced Seminar in Archaeology
01:070:412  Topics in African Prehistory and Paleoanthropology
01:070:414  Topics in European Prehistory and Paleoanthropology
01:070:426  South African Archaeology

ELECTIVE COURSES: five courses required, of which at least three are at the 300 or 400 level – 15 credits

Honors in Anthropology credit, and one approved independent study course, may be used toward elective credit. No course may fulfill more than one sub-disciplinary requirement.  Credit may be given for courses in other departments if approved. 

All courses applied to this major must be completed with a grade of C or better.

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