Anthropology Major

  • Program Prerequisite: Not required.
    Minor: Required
  • Grade Requirements: Minimum grade of "C" in courses counted toward fulfilling the major (a grade of "C-" is not acceptable) and an overall GPA of 2.00.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation, of which 40 must be upper division credit hours (courses numbered 3000 and above). A minimum of 36 Anthropology credit hours is required within the major.

Advisement

A systematic advisement system assigns all declared Major students to a faculty advisor. Students are officially notified that they must be formally advised at least once a year with all contacts posted in their files which are maintained in the department. Undeclared Majors/Minors/BIS students and those with general questions should contact the Coordinator of Anthropology via the Sociology/Anthropology department office (Phone: 801-626-6241).

Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study. There are no special admission or application requirements for the major or minor. New freshmen and transfer students admitted to WSU in good standing qualify for admission to this major.

Core and General Education

Refer to General Requirements for either Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts requirements. The following courses may be used to fulfill both general education and program requirements: ANTH SS/DV1000, LS/DV1020, HU/DV1040, SS/DV2010 and SS2030. (See university policy on any limitations.)

Course Requirements for BS or BA Degree

Required Program Courses (12 credit hours)

  • ANTH SS/DV1000 Introduction to Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH 4200 Anthropological Theory (3)
  • ANTH 4300 Anthropological Research Methods (3)
  • SOC 3600 Social Statistics (3) or equivalent as approved by the program coordinator

In addition, students must select one of the following two tracks to pursue.

General Anthropology Track

Four-Field Fundamentals Courses (6 credit hours)

Select two courses from the following
  • ANTH LS/DV1020 Biological Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH HU/DV1040 Language and Culture (3)
  • ANTH SS/DV2010 Peoples and Cultures of the World (3)
  • ANTH SS2030 Principles of Archaeology (3)

Electives (18 credit hours)

Select a minimum of 18 additional credit hours from the following
  • ANTH LS/DV1020* Biological Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH HU/DV1040* Language & Culture (3)
  • ANTH SS/DV2010* Peoples & Cultures of the World (3)
  • ANTH SS2030* Principles of Archaeology (3)
  • ANTH 2810 Experimental Courses (1-3)
  • ANTH 2920 Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes & Special Programs (1-3)
  • ANTH 2950 Elementary Anthropological Field Trip (1-3)
  • ANTH 2990 Special Topics in Anthropology (1-3)
  • ANTH 3100 Prehistory of North America (3)
  • ANTH DV3200 Archaeology of Early Civilizations (3)
  • ANTH 3300 Archaeological Field Techniques (3-6)
  • ANTH 3400 Archaeological Laboratory Techniques (3)
  • ANTH DV3500 Advanced Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH DV3600 Culture Area Studies (1-3)
  • ANTH DV3700 Sex Roles: Past, Present & Future (3)
  • ANTH DV3900 Magic, Shamanism & Religion (3)
  • ANTH 4100 Archaeological Method, Theory, and Cultural Resource Management (3)
  • ANTH 4810 Experimental Courses (1-3)
  • ANTH 4830 Readings or Projects (1-3)
  • ANTH 4920 Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes & Special Programs (1-3)
  • ANTH 4950 Advanced Anthropological Field Trip (1-3)
  • ANTH 4990 Seminar in Anthropology (1-3)
* Course may not be used to fulfill both elective and four-field fundamental course requirements.
Archaeology Track

Core Courses (24 credit hours)

  • ANTH LS/DV1020 Biological Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH SS2030 Principles of Archaeology (3)
  • ANTH 3100 Prehistory of North America (3)
  • ANTH DV3200 Archaeology of Early Civilizations (3)
  • ANTH 3300 Archaeological Field Techniques (3-6) (must Complete 6 credit hours)
  • ANTH 3400 Archaeological Laboratory Techniques (3)
  • ANTH 4100 Archaeological Method, Theory, and Cultural Resource Management (3)

Electives (3 hours)

Must select one of the following.
  • GEO PS1110 Dynamic Earth: Physical Geology (3)
    and GEO 1115 Physical Geology Laboratory: Earth Materials (1)
  • ANTH 4890 - Internship in Anthropology (1-3)

Recommended

  • ANTH DV3600 Culture Area Studies (1-3)
  • ENGL 3100 Professional and Technical Writing (3) (Prerequisite: ENGL 2010) 
  • GEO 3150 Geomorphology (4)
  • HIST 4110 History of the American West (3)
Strongly recommended additional skills for all majors: foreign language & computer skills.

Suggested Course Sequence

The following suggested course sequences are provided to assist students in planning their schedules. Use these only as guidelines and be sure to consult with an advisor.

For General Anthropology Track

Freshman Fall

Freshman Spring

ANTH SS/DV1000 3 ANTH course in 4-Field Fundamental series 3
 

Sophomore Fall

Sophomore Spring

ANTH course in 4-Field Fundamental Series 3 two ANTH elective courses 6
 

Junior Fall

Junior Spring

two ANTH elective courses 6 SOC 3600 3
  one or more ANTH elective course(s) 3+
 

Senior Fall

Senior Spring

One ANTH elective course 3+ ANTH 4300 3
ANTH 4200 3

For Archaeology  Track

Freshman Fall

Freshman Spring

ANTH SS/DV1000 3 ANTH SS2030 or LS/DV1020 3
 

Sophomore Fall

Sophomore Spring

ANTH LS/DV1020 or SS2030 3 ANTH 3100 3
GEO PS1110 and 1115 4 ANTH DV3600 3
    ENGL 2100 3
 

Sophomore Summer

ANTH 3300 5+  
 

Junior Fall

Junior Spring

ANTH 3200 3 SOC 3600 3
ANTH 3400 3
 

Senior Fall

Senior Spring

ANTH 4200 3 ANTH 4100 3
    ANTH 4300 3

 

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