Curriculum & Courses

Bachelor of Arts - Anthropology Major


For full course descriptions, use the online Academic Calendar.

Required courses

  • ANTH 1101 - Introduction to Primatology and Human Evolution
  • ANTH 1103 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 1105 - Ancient Peoples and Places
  • ANTH 1106 - Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
  • ANTH 2102 - Methods in Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH 2104 - Methods in Archaeology
  • ANTH 2241 - Ethnography in Anthropology
  • ANTH 3305 - History of Anthropology
  • ANTH 3307 - Statistics for Anthropology
  • ANTH 4401 - Anthropological Theory

Two classes in

  • ANTH 3201 - Lithic Analysis
  • ANTH 3302 - Ethnographic Methods
  • ANTH 3309 - Ceramic Analysis
  • ANTH 3321 - Human Osteology
  • ANTH 3342 - Perspectives on Discourse Tactic

Additional courses

  • Three ANTH classes at the 2000-level or higher
  • One ANTH class at the 4000-level or higher



  • 14 Electives

Students are eligible to choose any 3-credit university-level course to complete an elective requirement, including ANTH courses that are not already fulfilling a major requirement. Students should be aware that no more than 24 courses within one discipline will be counted towards their degree (e.g., no more than 24 courses with the course prefix ANTH).


General Education Requirements

Ten courses must be completed to meet the General Education requirements to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts - Anthropology.

  1. Four courses will be taken at the foundational level: one from each of the thematic clusters. 
  2. Three courses will be taken at the second tier: no more than one from each of the thematic clusters. One of these courses must be from the Numeracy and Scientific Literacy cluster.
  3. Three courses must be taken at the third tier, selected from at least two of the thematic clusters.