Sample Courses of Study for the Major

Some sample courses of study are presented below to give you an idea of some of the range of choices available.

Sample I: A focus on Archaeology

ANTH 201 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 203 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
ANTH 225 Archaeological Field Methods (6 credits)
ANTH 300 History of Anthropological Theories
ANTH 301 Methods in Archaeology
ANTH 314 Archaeology of Mesoamerica
ANTH 319 Archaeology of the Near East
ANTH 320 Rise and Fall of Civilizations
ANTH 426 Foodways and the Archaeological Record
ANTH 450 Archaeological Conservation
ANTH 453 Introduction to Zooarchaeology (4 credits)
ANTH 454 Quantitative Research Methods in Anthropology
ANTH 455 Practicing Cultural Resource Management
ANTH 470 Senior seminar in (4 credits)

Sample 2: Focus on Near Eastern Archaeology

ANTH 201 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 225 Archaeological Field Methods (6 credits)
ANTH 300 History of Anthropological Theories
ANTH 301 Methods in Archaeology
ANTH 306 Women, Gender and Culture
ANTH 315 Environmental Archaeology
ANTH 319 Archaeology of the Near East
ANTH 320 Rise and Fall of Civilizations
ANTH 456 Human Skeletal Biology
ANTH 470 Senior Seminar (4 credits)

Recommended courses in other departments:
ARTH 251 Survey of History of Art, I
CLST 217 Greek Archaeology and Art
CLST 218 Roman Archaeology and Art
CLST 314 The Ancient City in Greece and Italy
GEOL 310 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy

Sample 3: Focus on Biological and Biocultural Anthropology

ANTH 202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 203 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
ANTH 204 The Study of Language
ANTH 300 History of Anthropological Theories
ANTH 309 Medicine and Culture
ANTH 310 Primate Behavior
ANTH 315 Environmental Archaeology
ANTH 370 Evolutionary Perspectives on Gender
ANTH 371 The Idea of Race
ANTH 453 Introduction to Zooarchaeology (4 credits)
ANTH 495/496 Honors Research

Recommended courses in other departments:
BIOL 401 Evolutionary Genetics
BIOL 410 Animal Behavior
PSYC 415 Comparative Psychology

Sample 4: Focus on Linguistic Anthropology

ANTH 202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 203 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
ANTH 204 The Study of Language
ANTH 300 History of Anthropological Theories
ANTH 302 Methods of Ethnography
ANTH 312 Comparative Colonial Archaeology
ANTH 330 Caribbean Cultures
ANTH 411 Historical Linguistics
ANTH 412 Descriptive Linguistics
ANTH 440 Primate Cognition and Communication
ANTH 470 Senior Seminar (4 credits)

Sample 5: Focus on Native America

ANTH 202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 203 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
ANTH 300 History of Anthropological Theories
ANTH 302 Methods of Ethnography
ANTH 322 Archaeology of North America
ANTH 314 Archaeology of Mesoamerica
ANTH 326 Indians of North America
ANTH 327 Indians of the Southwest
ANTH 325 Sun Dance People
ANTH 338 Native Cultures of Latin America
ANTH 427 Native Peoples of Eastern North America