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Anthropology Major

UndergradThe anthropology major gives a student an overview of the discipline as well as training in all four subfields. The major consists of 25 credits, while a minor in anthropology consists of twelve credits.  Anthropology majors often select sociology, history, education, language, biology, geology, psychology, art, art history and classics as suitable minors. It is also possible to minor in one of the four fields of anthropology by combining relevant courses from Anthropology and other departments. The minor for the anthropology major is selected after consultation with the undergraduate advisor or chair.

 

Course Requirements for the Undergraduate Major

Field Courses
Credits
Archaeology
ANTHC 126.00
3
Linguistics
ANTHC 151.00
3
History of Anthropological Theory
ANTHC 318.00
3
Biological Anthropology
ANTHP 101.00

4
Research Design
ANTHC 314.00
3
Elective courses selected from the above fields
various
9
Total for the Major
  25

 

The Pluralism and Diversity Requirement

In 1993, the College formulated a Pluralism and Diversity supplement to the then undergraduate distribution requirements (now known as the Core requirement). This 12-hour requirement insures that students will have at least one course in each of four areas defined as:

  1. PD/A a course which focuses on historical and intellectural issues comprising the study of non-European cultures or their political/economic systems, especially those of Africa, Asia, or those indigenous to the Americas;
  2. PD/B a course that focuses on the perspectives and contributions of one or more of the following groups in the United States of America: African-Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Americans, and Native Americans;
  3. PD/C a course that focuses on the perspectives and concerns of women and/or issues of gender/sexual orientation;
  4. PD/D a course that focuses on major issues - artistic, literary, practical or theoretical - reflected in the intellectual traditions of, or primarily derived from Europe;
  5. Further courses that satisfy the Pluralism and Diversity Requirement may simultaneously meet a student's Core Requirement or courses necessary for a major or minor area of study. While some courses may be listed in more than one group of the P&D requirement, students will be able to apply such a course to only one of the four areas.

 

Selected Pluralism & Diversity Courses in Anthropology

This list is for illustrative purposes and not comprehensive. Check with the Undergraduate Advisor for current and planned course offerings that meet P&D requirements.

Group 1: Non-European Cultures PD/A
ANTHC 101.00
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
various
most Cultural Anthropology & Archaeology Courses
Group 2: U.S. Minorities PD/B
ANTHC 211.00
Peoples and Cultures of Native North America
ANTHC 320.89
Archaeology of Mexico and Central America
ANTHC 401.87 Immigrant Employment in NYC
ANTHC 426.59
Archaeology of North America
Group 3: Women, Gender / Sexual Orientation PD/3
ANTHC 301.00 Sex and Gender in Anthropological Perspective
ANTHC 320.76 Language, Sex and Gender
ANTHC 320.93 Women of East Asia
Group 4: European Intellectual Tradition PD/4
ANTHC 227.00 Archaeology of Europe
ANTHC 318.00 History of Anthropological Theory
ANTHC 401.80 Transition in Eastern Europe
ANTHC 426.60 Archaeology of Colonialism