Curriculum Guides

2013-2014

Anthropology (3230)

B.A. - Bachelor of Arts

Major: Interdisciplinary Anthropology (323000BAT)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Learning Outcomes
Students will master the basic conceptual tools used in anthropology, archaeology and/or classical studies.
Students will be able to apply the basic conceptual tools to the analysis of ancient, recent and living societies.
Students will demonstrate competence in the basic research methods used to collect, process, analyze and interpret primary data in the fields of anthropology, archaeology and classical studies.
Students will demonstrate the ability to critically analyze arguments, synthesize data, conduct research and solve problems through scholarship.

Year 1

Fall
3300:111 English Composition I3
3230:150 Human Cultures3
3230:151 Human Evolution4
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Modern Language:Any 35xx:1014
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
3240:100 Introduction to Archaeology3
3200:289 Mythology of Ancient Greece3
3300:112 English Composition II3
Modern Language:Any 35xx:1024
Mathematics:Any3
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

Fall
3230:357 Magic, Myth, & Religion3
3230:251 Human Diversity3
Modern Language:Any 35xx:2013
Natural Science:Any Set4
Oral Communication:Any3
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
3200:361 The Literature of Greece3
3240:300 Historical Archaeology3
3230:370 Globalization and Culture3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
Modern Language:Any 35xx:2023
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

Fall
3230:398 Intro: Anthropological Data3
3230:340 Paleodemogrp & Human Osteology3
3240:313 Archaeology of Greece3
Humanities:Any Set3
Elective:Any4
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
3240:440 Archaeological Lab Methods3
3230:457 Medical Anthropology3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Elective:Any3
Elective:Any3
Elective:Any3
Min Credit Total 17
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

Fall
3230:359 Anthropological Theory3
3230:410 Evolution & Human Behavior3
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4004
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Elective:Any3
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
3230:460 Field Methods in Cultural Anth4
3240:410 Archaeogeophysical Survey3
Elective:Any3
Elective:Any3
Elective:Any3
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
Students are required to complete 128 credit hours, with 47 upper level credits.
Up to six credit hours of major concentration electives may be taken in 3230/3240:xxx, Independent Study, by arrangement with a faculty member.
21 credits of concentration electives, with one from each of the following course groups: Archaeological Concentration Electives, Biological Concentration Electives, Cultural Concentration Electives and Classical Studies Concentration Electives.
Honors students are referred to Dept. of ACS Guidelines and schedule for completion of Senior Honors projects and courses (3230:497 or 3240:499).
Anthropological Theory 3230:359 may be substituted with Archaeological Theory 3240:400.
3240:450 Archaeological Field School recommended for archaeology-concentration majors. Open to all majors. Offered every summer.
7700:101, 102, 201, 202 and 222 may be substituted for Modern Language (35xx) courses.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.
Three Year Accelerated Option
For first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or PSEOP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or PSEOP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.

Guide Updated: 04-12-2013