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)

I. Three of the following introductory courses (9 credits):
Anthropology 1100 Culture and Society, 1200 Human Origins, 1300 People and Language, 1400 Digging the Past.

II. At least one of the following field or laboratory courses (3-4 credits):
Field courses: Anthropology 3015 Anthropology Abroad, 3016 Fieldwork in Anthropology, 3470 Summer Archaeological Field School, 3475 Archaeological Field School: Site Supervision, 3480 Intersession Archaeological Field School, 4110 Summer Ethnographic Field School, 4635 Seminar in Museum Techniques.
Laboratory courses: Anthropology 3156 India Global Health: Ethnography, 3180 Visual Anthropology, 3190 Anthropology of Media, 3240 Osteology, 3301 Language and Culture, 3440 Zooarchaeology, 3460 Historical Archaeology.

III. One of the following methods courses (4 credits; fulfills the writing intensive requirement):
Anthropology 3120W Ethnography, 3245W Research Methods in Anthropology.

IV. All of the following courses (7 credits):
Anthropology 4601 Anthropological Theory, 4000 Senior Seminar in Anthropology, 4001 Selected Topics in Anthropology, Co-requisite with Anthropology 4000.

V. Fifteen elective credits (15 credits): in courses numbered 3000 and above (3 credits may be in a course numbered 2000 and above).
Elective courses for the four sub-fields of anthropology:
A. Cultural anthropology: Anthropology 3126, 3145, 3150, 3155, 3160, 3162, 3165, 3170, 3180, 3185, 3190, 3199
B. Biological anthropology: Anthropology 3230, 3235, 3250, 3260
C. Linguistic anthropology: Anthropology 3301, 3310, 3360, 3390, 3392, 3395
D. Archaeology: Anthropology 3410, 3412, 3415, 3420, 3430, 3445, 3460

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).

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

After completing the introductory course sequence, students should take a field or laboratory course. Majors should take 4601 Anthropological Theory and either 3120W Ethnography or 3245W Research Methods in Anthropology in the fall of their senior year; and 4000 Senior Seminar and its co-requisite 4001 in the spring of their senior year.