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2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology, BA


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About the Program

Anthropology is unique among the social sciences in considering humankind from a holistic perspective that aims for an understanding of how culture, biology, history and language intersect. We have a rigorous and well-balanced four-field (biological, archaeological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology) undergraduate program. Our faculty ably cover a range of substantive, methodological and theoretical areas in courses that provide students with a solid grounding in anthropological perspectives.

Our four-field program at the undergraduate level includes coursework in biological, archaeological, sociocultural, and linguistic anthropology. Undergraduates have an opportunity for hands-on experience and training in archaeological and bioanthropological methods.

Our honors program provides a capstone experience for students. The year-long program enables students to focus on a particular empirical issue in an anthropological subdiscipline and to write an honors thesis based on that research.

Please visit https://www.cla.purdue.edu/anthropology/undergraduate/index.html for more information.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Anthropology  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

ANTH-BA
ANTR
120 Credits

“C” or better required in all ANTH courses

Anthropology Major Requirements (33 credits)


Anthropology Major Requirements

Prerequisite


Students must complete ANTH 20400  with a grade of C or above. This course may be included as a choice for the core, or may be taken as an elective, or credit by examination.

Required Anthropology Courses (33 credits)


Area B (24 credits)


Eight courses from the following list in Anthropology; at least one course must be chosen from each subfield and at least one course must be at the 50000 level

1. Sociocultural Anthropology Subfield - Select at least one course (see choices below)

  • Course from Sociocultural Anthropology subfield - Credit Hours: 3.00
2. Archaeology Subfield - Select at least one course (see choices below)

  • Course from Archaeology Subfield - Credit Hours: 3.00
3. Biological Anthropology Subfield - Select at least one course (see choices below)

  • Course from Biological Anthropology Subfield - Credit Hours: 3.00
4. Linguistic Anthropology Subfield - Select at least one course (see choices below)

  • Course from Linguistic Anthropology subfield - Credit Hours: 3.00
5. Select at least one course (see choices below)

  • 50000 Level - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (54 - 56 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements

Electives (31 - 33 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15-16 Credits


15-17 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15-16 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


  • ANTH Req B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • SLC 20200 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15-16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • ANTH Req B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • ANTH Req B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Western Heritage - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • STAT - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • ANTH Req B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • ANTH Req B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual and Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • ANTH Req B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • ANTH Req B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Note


Students must earn a “C” or better in all required Anthropology courses.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

32 credit hours at 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Anthropology Subfield Course List


Note


*only 6 hrs. of ANTH 42800  may be used toward area B Requirements

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Expired Course


Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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