Degree Requirements


Major (BA)

Core – required of All majors (3 units)

AN 201 Comparative Cultures (I)
AN 202 Biological Anthropology and Human Evolution
AN 212 Archaeology
AN 393 Professionalization in Anthropology (0 units - should be taken fall of junior year)

Methods courses – choose 1 unit from:

AN 306 Methods in GIS and Geomatics (TC)
BI 221 Biostatistics and Experimental Design
PS 116 Psychological Statistics and Methodology (TC)
SO 233 Research Methods 1

Area courses - choose 2 units from:

AN 233 - Archaeology and Cultures of Mesoamerica (I)
AN 234 - Land of the Inca: Peru Past and Present (I)
AN 235 - North American Archaeology: The Prehistory of Native Americans (D)
AN 238 - Pre-Inca Cultures of the Ancient Andes (I)

Anthropology Electives

3 additional units

Anthropology or Sociology Elective

1 unit (Any Sociology course, but not Social work)

Senior Learning Community

The Senior Learning Community in Anthropology is designed to provide senior majors with an integrated experience, linking application with theoretical understanding. Each senior works with her or his advisor to create a project relevant to the student’s intellectual interests and future career path when at all possible. These interests are then elaborated and synthesized in the Senior Learning Community, composed of three parts:
  • AN 400E Experiential Component of Senior Reflective Tutorial (0 units)
  • AN 400 Senior Reflective Tutorial (W)
  • AN 491 Seminar in Anthropological Theory
Senior Program Page
Check Off BA Anthropology

Requirements for a Double Major in Anthropology

Double majors may choose to complete the senior learning community in either Anthropology or their other major. However, if they choose their other major they are required to take the capstone course AN 491 and an additional Anthropology elective.

Major (BA Medical Anthropology Concentration)

Core – must complete both modules (5 units)

Anthropology Module
  • AN 201 Comparative Cultures (I)
  • AN 202 Biological Anthropology and Human Evolution
  • AN 212 Archaeology
  • AN 393 Professionalization in Anthropology (0 units - should be taken fall of junior year)
Human Biology Module (choose 1 cluster)
  • Cluster A:  BI 209 & BI 210 - Anatomy and Physiology I & II
  • Cluster B: BI 213 & BI 219 - Cells, Genes and Evolution & Gene Expression and Development

Methods courses – choose 1 unit from:

  • AN 306 Methods in GIS and Geomatics (TC)
  • BI 221 Biostatistics and Experimental Design
  • PS 116 Psychological Statistics and Methodology (TC)

Intercultural / Area courses (3 units)

Take 2 sequential semesters of Spanish, French or Arabic (I)
Choose 1:
  • AN 233 - Archaeology and Cultures of Mesoamerica (I)
  • AN 234 - Land of the Inca: Peru Past and Present (I)
  • AN 235 - North American Archaeology: The Prehistory of Native Americans (D)
  • AN 238 - Pre-Inca Cultures of the Ancient Andes (I)

Health-Specific Courses

AN 252 Culture, Health and the Body: Intro to Medical Anthropology (REQUIRED)
Choose 2:
  • AN 240        The Raw and the Cooked: Anthropological Perspectives on Food
  • AN 241        Forensic Anthropology and Human Osteology
  • AN 342        The Dead Speak: Bioarchaeology and the Archaeology of Death
  • AN 493        Undergraduate Research in Anthropology (with permission of advisor)
  • MI 200        Microbiology
  • NR 224        Nutrition 240 221 Biostatistics and Experimental Design

Senior Learning Community

The Senior Learning Community in Anthropology is designed to provide senior majors with an integrated experience, linking application with theoretical understanding. Each senior works with her or his advisor to create a project relevant to the student’s intellectual interests and future career path when at all possible. These interests are then elaborated and synthesized in the Senior Learning Community, composed of three parts:
AN 400E Experiential Component of Senior Reflective Tutorial (0 units)
  • AN 400E Experiential Component of Senior Reflective Tutorial (0 units)
  • AN 400 Senior Reflective Tutorial (W)
  • AN 491 Seminar in Anthropological Theory
OR
  • MDS 419 Advanced Topics in Health Promotion
 
Senior Program Page
Check off for BA Anthropology with Medical Anthropology Concentration

Requirements for a Double Major in Anthropology

Double majors may choose to complete the senior learning community in either Anthropology or their other major. However, if they choose their other major they are required to take the capstone course AN 491 and an additional Anthropology elective.

Major (BS)

Core – required of All majors (3 units)

AN 201 Comparative Cultures (I)
AN 202 Biological Anthropology and Human Evolution
AN 212 Archaeology
AN 393 Professionalization in Anthropology (0 units - should be taken fall of junior year)

Methods courses – choose 1 unit from:

AN 306 Methods in GIS and Geomatics (TC)
BI 221 Biostatistics and Experimental Design
PS 116 Psychological Statistics and Methodology (TC)

Area courses – choose 2 units from:

AN 234 Land of the Inca: Peru Past and Present (I)
AN 235 North American Archaeology: The Prehistory of Native Americans (D)
AN 236 Cultures of the Caribbean (I)
AN 238 Pre-Inca Cultures of the Ancient Andes (I)

Anthropology electives

2 additional units

Cognate courses – choose 4 from:

any 2 Biology or Microbiology courses (200-level or above)
any 2 Chemistry courses (111 or above)

Senior Learning Community

The Senior Learning Community in Anthropology is designed to provide senior majors with an integrated experience, linking application with theoretical understanding. Each senior works with her or his advisor to create a project relevant to the student’s intellectual interests and future career path when at all possible. These interests are then elaborated and synthesized in the Senior Learning Community, composed of three parts:
  • AN 400E Experiential Component of Senior Reflective Tutorial (0 units) Zero units
  • AN 400 Senior Reflective Tutorial (W)
  • AN 491 Seminar in Anthropological Theory
Senior Program Page
Check off for BS Anthropology

Requirements for a Double Major in Anthropology

Double majors may choose to complete the senior learning community in either Anthropology or their other major. However, if they choose their other major they are required to take the capstone course AN 491 and an additional Anthropology elective.

Dual Major Sociology/Anthropology & Childhood Education (BA)

The Sociology & Anthropology component includes 11 units:
  • Sociology 103, 233, 301 and 303
  • Anthropology 101, 201, and one of the following: 234, 235, 236, 238 or 251
  • Sociology 343 or Anthropology 491
  • Political Science 207 or History 225
  • Two electives at the 200-level or above from among the courses offered in the anthropology or sociology departments
Check off for Sociology & Anthropology/Education
 

Minors

 

Requirements for the Minor in Anthropology

Any 6 units in Anthropology.
Minors are strongly encouraged to take AN201, 202, 212 and 491. This will provide guidance to minors (who do not necessarily consult faculty), encouraging a broad anthropological perspective while preserving flexibility.
 

Requirements for the Cultural Competency for Allied Health Minor

A minimum of 6 units with the following distribution:
Core – courses (5 units)
Required:
_____AN 252          Culture, Health, and the Body: Introduction to Medical Anthropology (I)
Choose one from the following:
_____ AN 240         The Raw and the Cooked: Anthropological Perspectives on Food (I)
_____AN 202         Biological Anthropology and Human Evolution
Choose one from:
_____PS 240          Psychology of Prejudice (D)
_____PS 241           Psychology of Gender (D)
_____SO 215          Race and Ethnic Relations Family (D)
_____SO301           The Family (D)
Modern Language Requirements:
4)_____                       Modern Language course (I)
5)_____                       Sequential unit of chosen Modern Language (I)
 Electives – at least 1 additional unit from the following:
_____AN 101          Introduction to Anthropology
_____ AN 201         Comparative Cultures (I)
_____ MDS109       Health and Society
_____PH 202           Medical Ethics
_____SO 213           Sociology of Gender (D)
 

Environmental Studies Minor