Feb 27, 2024
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.
Required courses (15 credits)
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.
Regional and Global Perspectives requirement (6 credits)
Complete two courses, selected from the following:
Concentration electives (12 credits)
Complete twelve additional credits in cultural anthropology at the 300-level or above, selected from the following:
Biological anthropology or public archaeology course (3 credits)
Complete three credits in biological anthropology or public archaeology at the 300-level or above, selected from the following:
Research or applied anthropology requirement (3 credits)
Complete one course, selected from the following:
Total minimum credits: 42
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 Core Curriculum section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.