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)

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)
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        NutritionAn 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)

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

Required:
  • AN 252    Culture, Health, and the Body: Introduction to Medical Anthropology (I)
  • 2 Sequential units of a Modern Language (I)
Choose 1:
  • AN 240    The Raw and the Cooked: Anthropological Perspectives on Food (I)
  • AN 202    Biological Anthropology and Human Evolution
Choose 1:
  • PS 240    The Psychology of Prejudice (D)
  • PS 241    The Psychology of Gender (D)
  • SO 301    The Family (D)
  • SO 303    Race and Ethnic Relations (D)
Chose 1:
  • AN 101    Introduction to Anthropology
  • AN 201    Comparative Cultures (I)
  • MDS 109    Health and Society
  • PH 202    Medical Ethics
  • SO 213    Sexualities and the Social (D)
Check off for Cultural Competency minor

Environmental Studies Minor