B.A. degree program in anthropology
HEGIS code 2202
NYS SED program code 02102

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Program/Department Advisers

Office Hours
Schiller, Naomi Associate Professor 718.951.5000 x6641 3301H James Hall nschiller @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon and by appointment


Department requirements (36-39 credits)
Three courses chosen from Anthropology 1100 (Culture and Society), 1200 (Human Origins), 1300 (People and Language), or 1400 (Digging the Past).

One field or laboratory course chosen from: Anthropology 3470 Summer Archaeological Field School, 3015 Anthropology Abroad, 3016 Fieldwork in Anthropology, 3480 Intersession Archaeological Field School, 3475 Archaeological Field School: Site Supervision, 4110 Summer Ethnographic Field School, 3240 Osteology, 3440 Zooarchaeology, 3156 India Global Health: Ethnography, 3301 Language and Culture, 3180 Visual Anthropology, 3190 Anthropology of Media, 4635 Seminar in Museum Techniques, 3460 Historical Archaeology

Anthropology 4601 Anthropological Theory

Anthropology 4000 (Senior Seminar in Anthropology)

Anthropology 4001 (Selected Topics in Anthropology) Co-requisite with Anthropology 4000

Eighteen additional elective credits; 12 credits must be in courses numbered 3000 and above. 6 credits may be in courses numbered 2000 and above.

The department chair, with the approval of the department curriculum committee, may allow substitutions for one or more of these requirements consistent with the educational goals of the program.

Honors in Anthropology
GPA of 3.5 or higher in Anthropology. Honors in two courses (with a grade of B or higher): one an upper-level (3000 or above) elective course and the other Senior Seminar (ANTH 4000).

Concentrators should take one of the following courses:
ANTH 3120W for cultural anthropology concentration;
ANTH 3301 for linguistic anthropology concentration;
ANTH 3240 or 3245W for biological anthropology concentration;
ANTH 3420 for archaeology concentration

Majors should consult a department counselor each year in planning their programs.

Students should plan on taking a field or laboratory course (3470, 3015, 3480, 3475, 4110, 3240, 3440, 3156 or 4635) as soon as possible after finishing the 1100 - 1400 sequence. Majors should take 4601 Anthropological Theory in the spring of their junior year; 3120W Ethnography or 3245 Research Methods in Anthropology in the fall of their senior year; and the senior seminar (4000) and its co-requisite (4001) in the spring of their senior year.