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Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology Concentration, BA

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Department: Anthropology 

Cultural anthropology uses a comparative, cross-cultural method to understand human culture and its variations. Students taking the cultural anthropology concentration pursue in-depth study in cultural anthropology along with exposure to applied, biological and archeology perspectives. Students take geographically-focused courses, upper-division topically-related courses, and a foreign language. Cultural anthropologists draw on qualitative and quantitative data in their research, based on firsthand participant observation fieldwork, to which students are exposed in upper division research methods and anthropological theory courses. Students completing the cultural anthropology concentration are well-positioned to enter a profession requiring global understandings and graduate study in anthropology or related fields.

Course Requirements

Foreign language courses (3 credits)

Complete a one-semester course at the intermediate level in any foreign language, except ENSL 151 - Intermediate English as a Second Language , selected from the following:


With consent of the department chairperson, students may substitute an elementary level foreign language in another foreign language, if the intermediate level is not offered.

Total minimum credits: 39

Core Curriculum Requirements

A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the Undergraduate Academic Programs  section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies  section of this catalog.

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