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  Sep 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Anthropology, BA


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Program Description:

Anthropology explores the diverse ways in which humans relate to one another, and reveals the cultural milieus, political configurations, ways of speaking and environments which people have used to shape their world. Anthropologists learn about humanity in all times and places, through the systematic study of human behavior, material culture, and human physiology and evolution. Students will also be challenged to call into question beliefs and behaviors which may seem “natural” or “inevitable” within their own cultures.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain an awareness of scientific principles grounding the study of human origins, human biological diversity and adaptive behavior, and the importance of a biocultural approach to such studies.
  • Acquire skills detecting archaeological sites and features, and effectively assess material remains and their contexts to infer the lifeways of past peoples.
  • Acquire the tools with which to evaluate and discern the locally-specific but increasingly globalized cultural contexts in which peoples of the world currently interact.
  • Develop strong critical thinking skills through writing coherent, properly documented and substantive research papers and reports.

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Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1 - Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2 - Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3 - Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Required:

Element 4 - Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours


Element 5 - Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Required:

Element 6 - Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Required:

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


II. Departmental Requirements: 36 Hours


2 Cultural Anthropology courses: 6 Hours


  • 3000 level or above

2 Archaeology courses: 6 Hours


  • 3000 level or above

2 Biological Anthropology courses: 6 Hours


  • 3000 level or above

4 Upper Division Courses: 12 Hours


  • 3000 level or above

III. Related Requirements: 6 Hours


2 Electives related to the major: 6 Hours


Choose from a wide variety of liberal arts, social science and natural science courses that relate to the three sub-disciplines of anthropology. Advisor’s OK required.

IV. College Requirements: 18 Hours


Foreign Language: 12 Hours


Through 2020 level (1010, 1020, 2010, 2020) of one language: Arabic, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Latin, Chinese, American Sign Language or other.

Methods of Inquiry


Quantitative Thinking: 3 Hours

Qualitative Thinking: 3 Hours

V. Electives: 22 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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