Majors, Minors and Concentrations Details

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

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Department requirements (36-39 credits)
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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 (Intensive Program)), 3015 (Anthropology Abroad), 3480 (Intersession Archaeological Field School), 3475 (Archaeological Field School: Site Supervision), 4110 (Summer Ethnographic Field School), 3240 (Osteology), 3440 (Zooarchaeology), or 4104 (Ethnographic Theory and Methods).
Anthropology 4000 (Senior Seminar in Anthropology).
Eighteen additional elective credits; 15 credits must be in courses numbered 3000 and above.

Students are required to concentrate in one or two of the subfields of anthropology (cultural, linguistic, physical anthropology, or archaeology). A concentration consists of three elective courses in one of these four areas. Local, national, and international field experiences are available during the winter and summer sessions.
Concentrators must take one of the following courses:
Anthropology 3120 for cultural anthropology concentration;
Anthropology 3301 for linguistic anthropology concentration;
Anthropology 3240 or 3425 for physical anthropology concentration;
Anthropology 3445 for archaeology concentration

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Department recommendations:
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Majors must consult a department counselor each year in planning their programs. Students should plan on taking a field course (3470, 3405, 3480, 3475, or 4110 or 4104) as soon as possible after finishing the 1100 - 1400 sequence. Majors should take the senior seminar (4000) in the fall of their senior year.

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