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2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology Honors, 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.

For more information, please visit https://www.cla.purdue.edu/anthropology/undergraduate/index.html.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Anthropology Honors  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.

College of Liberal Arts
ANTH-BA
ANHO
120 Credits
“C” or better required in all ANTH courses

Required Anthropology Courses (36 credits)


Area B - Seven courses from the following list in Anthropology (21 credits)


At least One (1) course must be chosen from each of the first four fields

Note

*only 6 hrs. of ANTH 42800 , ANTH 42800 , or ANTH 43800  may be used toward area B Requirements

Anthropology Honors must take the following and earn a “B” or better


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


  • ENGL 10600 - First-Year Composition or
  • ENGL 10800 - Accelerated First-Year Composition
  •  

  • COM 11400 - Fundamentals Of Speech Communication
  • Other Languages (Proficiency through Level IV in one language) - Credits Hours: 12.00
  • Mathematics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Statistics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Western Heritage - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • United States Tradition - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual and Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00

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


Freshman

15-16 Credits


15-17 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


Sophmore

15-16 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


Sophmore

  • 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


Junior

  • ANTH Req B1 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • ANTH 30700 - 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


Junior

  • ANTH Req B2 - 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


Senior

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


Senior

  • ANTH 49800 - Senior Honors Paper
  • ANTH Req B4 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • ANTH Req B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspective - 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

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

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.

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