B.A. in Cultural Anthropology

 

B.A. in Cultural Anthropology (Bachelor of Arts)
The B.A. Track in Cultural Anthropology focuses on the issues, modes of inquiry, fieldwork strategies, methods of data collection and analysis, and forms of ethnographic representation that characterize contemporary cultural anthropology. The Cultural Anthropology Track is intended for students interested in current cultural, social, and political issues, especially in understanding the relationship of global processes to new cultural forms and social inequalities. Students learn how cultural theory is integrated with empirical ethnographic research and how to balance knowledge of worldwide interconnections with in-depth knowledge of particular geographic regions (e.g., Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States). Students trained in Cultural Anthropology develop a unique set of skills enabling them to work successfully in many different cultural environments; a major in Cultural Anthropology also provides excellent preparation for students planning graduate training in anthropology or other disciplines, including professional training in law, teaching, and social work.

Requirements for a major in cultural anthropology. The degree code is 070.

Total number of required credits: 38 credits, of which at least 18 are at the 300 or 400 level.

Requirements for Cultural Anthropology track

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: both required - 7 credits
01:070:101  Culture and Social Life (4)
01:070:108  Language, Culture and Society (3)

GEOGRAPHIC AREA COURSES: two courses required - 6 credits
01:070:223  Anthropology of Latin America - fall 2019
01:070:238  Anthropology of Europe - spring 2020
01:070:242  Anthropology of the MIddle East - fall 2019
01:070:243  Anthropology of Africa - spring 2020
01:070:244  Ethnographies of South Asia - fall 2019
01:070:246  Anthropology of Southeast Asia
01:070:248  Anthropology of China - spring 2020
01:070:250  Anthropology of the Contemporary United States
01:070:320  Diaspora, Race and Ethnicity in the United States
01:070:338  Culture, Wealth, and Power in Africa
01:070:379  Gender and Power in Africa
01:070:389  Ethnography of Gender in South Asia

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON JUSTICE, INEQUALITY, AND DIFFERENCE:  one course required - 3 credits
01:070:303  Wealth and Culture - fall 2019
01:070:304  Political Anthropology
01:070:305  Anthropology of Developmen - fall 2019
01:070:312  Language and Social Diversity - spring 2020
01:070:319  Anthropology and Human Rights
01:070:324  Globalization, Sex and Families - fall 2019 
01:070:365  Law, Justice and Rights in Bolivia
01:070:366 Research Practicum in Law, Justice and Rights in Bolivia
01:070:371  The Politics of Culture
01:070:372  Body Politics - spring 2020        
01:070:374  Localities and Global Systems
01:070:376  Power and Difference
01:070:378  The Anthropology of Gender
01:070:380  Culture, Memory, History - spring 2020
01:070:406  Rights and Wrongs of Indigenous Peoples - spring 2020
01:070:486  Gender, Development, Environment: Policies, Politics, Perspectives

METHODS AND ANALYSIS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: one course required - 3 credits
01:070:317 Method and Analysis in Cultural Anthropology - fall 2019

CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY ELECTIVE COURSES: six courses required - 18 credits
01:070:111  Extinction - fall 2019, spring 2020
01:070:161  Anthropology of Robots and Artificial Intelligence - 1.5 credits - spring 2020
01:070:170  Learning an Endangered Language - 1.5 credits - fall 2019
01:070:203  Climate Change, Disaster, and Reconstruction - spring 2020
01:070:216  Anthropology and Contemporary Issues
01:070:220  Food and Culture - spring 2020
01:070:222  Sexuality and Eroticism in Global Perspective
01:070:223  Anthropology of Latin America - fall 2019
01:070:225  Gender in Global Perspective - spring 2020
01:070:230  Anthropology of Native North Americans
01:070:238  Anthropology of Europe - spring 2020
01:070:242  Anthropology of the Middle East - fall 2019
01:070:243  Anthropology of Africa - spring 2020
01:070:244  South Asia Ethnography - fall 2019
01:070:246  Anthropology of Southeast Asia
01:070:248  Anthropology of China - spring 2020
01:070:250  Anthropology of the Contemporary United States
01:070:293  Topics in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology
01:070:294  Current Issues in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology
01:070:295  Current Issues in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology
01:070:302  Culture and the Environment - fall 2019
01:070:303  Wealth and Culture - fall 2019
01:070:304  Political Anthropology
01:070:305  Anthropology of Development - fall 2019
01:070:306  Space, Place and Practice - fall 2019
01:070:307  Medical Anthropology - spring 2020
01:070:308  Anthropology of Religion - fall 2019
01:070:309  Visual Anthropology - spring 2020
01:070:311  History of Anthropology - fall 2019
01:070:312  Language and Social Diversity - spring 2020
01:070:317  Method and Analysis in Cultural Anthropology - fall 2019
01:070:318  Reading Ethnographic Writing
01:070:319  Anthropology and Human Rights
01:070:320  Diaspora, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States
01:070:322  Anthropology of Islam
01:070:321  Latino Ethnography - spring 2020
01:070:323  Women Writing Culture
01:070:331  Xenophobia and the Other in Europe Today - fall 2019
01:070:338  Culture, Wealth, and Power in Africa
01:070:341  Language, Food, and Society
01:070:342  Urban Ecologies - spring 2020
01:070:360  Law, Justice, Rights - spring 2020
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 - fall 2019
01:070:368  Media and Culture - spring 2020
01:070:369  The Cultural Politics of Nazism
01:070:370  Life and Death in Anthropological Perspective
01:070:371  Politics of Culture
01:070:372  Body Politics - spring 2020
01:070:373  Visual Ethnography of Everyday Life      
01:070:374  Localities and Global Systems
01:070:376  Power and Difference
01:070:378  Anthropology of Gender
01:070:379  Gender and Power in Africa
01:070:380  Culture, Memory, History - spring 2020
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 - spring 2020
01:070:407  Documenting Latino Lives
01:070:410  Explanation in Anthropology
01:070:417  Writing Ethnography - spring 2020
01:070:486  Gender, Development, Environment: Policies, Politics, Perspectives
01:070:495  Independent Study (by permission only) - fall 2019
01:070:495  Independent Study (by permission only - spring 2020)
01:070:497  Honors in Anthropology (first semester - 3 credits) - fall 2019
01:070:498  Honors in Anthropology (second semester - 3 credits) - spring 2020

 

Honors in Anthropology credit, and one approved independent study course, may be used toward the elective requirement. No course may fulfill more than one requirement.

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