Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    Dec 02, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology, B.A.

Requirements for the Major:

We strongly encourage majors to go on a full term abroad, preferably one of the anthropology field terms.

Requirements for Honors in Anthropology:

For departmental honors, a major must fulfill the following requirements: (1) a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.30; (2) a minimum G.P.A. of 3.50 in all anthropology courses; (3) completion of all requirements for the anthropology major or interdepartmental major; (4) a grade of at least A- on the senior thesis.

Course Selection Guidelines:

The department accepts appropriate AP and transfer credits as electives or in place of ANT 110   . In most cases we prefer that students take other required anthropology courses at Union. Students with no previous background in anthropology may take any 100 or 200 level courses, although ANT 110   is a good first course; 200 level courses generally involve more intensive examination of a particular topic while 100 level courses offer more general surveys of particular sub-fields of anthropology. Students intending to major in anthropology should take ANT 214   and ANT 390   in their sophomore or junior year. Students undertaking an ID major in anthropology should take ANT 390   in their sophomore or junior year. ANT 363   should normally be taken in the spring of the junior year; students anticipating going on a term abroad in spring are strongly encouraged to take ANT 363    in their sophomore year. We strongly encourage students to go on a full term abroad, preferably one of the two anthropology field schools.

Field Program in Anthropology:

The anthropology field school in India (Winter 2019) gives students an intensive, firsthand experience studying another culture. Students live with local families and intern in local organizations. Participants will receive one credit TAB 109T   (Hindi Studies Abroad), one credit for ANT 255T    (Culture and Work) and one credit for ANT 490T   (Independent Study in Anthropology).