Requirements for the Major in Cultural Anthropology:

Completing the major requires the successful completion of 10 courses in the Cultural Anthropology department, in addition to the successful fulfillment of of the following requirements:

  • CA 101 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. This introductory course to cultural anthropology is taught by several faculty members of the department and is offered at least once a year.
  • CA 301 - Theories in Cultural Anthropology. This is a survey of the main intellectual currents in cultural anthropology, designed especially for majors. It is usually taken in the sophomore or junior year and serves as a strong foundation for the rest of the work in the major.
  • CA 302 - Fieldwork Methods: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation. This course combines theories of anthropological fieldwork methods with practice, including participation, observation, and interviews. Students will undertake original research in a local fieldsite of their choice and produce their own mini-ethnography.

In addition, a student must take:

  • At least five Cultural Anthropology courses at the 100-level and above.
  • At least one additional Cultural Anthropology course at the 400-level and above.
  • One additional course in Cultural Anthropology at any level.
  • Note: No more than three courses may be transferred from other institutions or study abroad.

Requirements for the Minor in Cultural Anthropology:

A minor in Cultural Anthropology is also available. Requirements for completing a minor include a total of five courses distributed in the following manner:

  • CA 101 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology.
  • Three Cultural Anthropology courses at the 100-level and above.
  • One additional Cultural Anthropology course at any level (this may include a course taken in the first-year FOCUS program).
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