Department of Anthropology

Academics

The B.A. major in Anthropology requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

[Photo]: Academics photo showing an example of a digCompletion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree, as indicated in the Bulletin of the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts that was current when the student declared a major in Anthropology.

Completion of 34 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course, from among the following distribution of Anthropology courses (or from approved substitutions):

  • 12 Credit Hours in Core Courses
  • 18 Credit Hours in Advanced Courses (300 or above) including: one research or applied methods course, one archaeology course, one bioanthropology course, one cultural anthropology course, and two additional 300-400 level courses from a selected listing
  • 4 Credit Hours in Capstone Courses

Anthropology Core Courses (12 credits):
A103/A303 Human Origins and Prehistory (3 credits)
A104/A304 Culture and Society (3 credits)
A201 Survey of Applied Anthropology (3 credits)
A360 Development of Anthropological Thought (3 credits)

Advanced Courses (18 credits):
Research or Applied Methods Courses (3 credit hours), selected from:
E404 Field Methods in Ethnography (3 credits)
P405 Fieldwork in Archaeology (3 credits)
B301 Laboratory in Bioanthropology (3 credits)
B426 Human Osteology (3 credits)
MSTD A405 Museum Methods (3 credits)

Archaeology Courses (3 credit hours), selected from:
A401 Cultural Resource Management (3 credits)
E316 Prehistory of North America (3 credits)
E335 Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica (3 credits)
P398 The Rise of Civilization (3 credits)
P402 Archaeological Method and Theory (3 credits)
P405 Fieldwork in Archaeology (3 credits)
P330 Historical Archaeology (3 credits)

Bioanthropology Courses (3 credit hours), selected from:
B301 Laboratory in Bioanthropology (3 credits)
B370 Human Variation (3 credits)
B371 The Anthropology of Human Nature (3 credits)
B426 Osteology (3 credits)
B466 The Primates (3 credits)
B480 Human Growth and Development (3 credits)

Cultural Anthropology Courses (3 credit hours), selected from:
A361 Applied Social Change (3 credits)
300 Cultural Areas and Ethnic Groups (variable title) (3 credits)
E310 Cultures of Africa (3 credits)
E320 North American Indians (3 credits)
E326 Modern Greece: Images and Realities (3 credits)
E336 African American Culture (3 credits)
E356 Cultures of the Pacific (3 credits)
E380 Urban Anthropology (3 credits)
E384 African Diaspora (3 credits)
E391 Women in Developing Countries (3 credits)
E402 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3 credits)
E403 Women of Color in the U.S. (3 credits)
E404 Field Research in Ethnography (3 credits)
E411 Wealth, Exchange, and Power in Anthropological Perspective (3 credits)
E421 The Anthropology of Aging (3 credits)
E455 Anthropology of Religion (3 credits)
E457 Ethnic Identity (3 credits)
E470 Psychological Anthropology (3 credits)

Elective Courses (6 credit hours), selected from any of the following lists:

Anthropology Department Electives
A454 Human Ecology(3 credits)
E445 Medical Anthropology (3 credits)
L300 Language and Culture (3 credits)
L401 Language, Power, and Gender (3 credits)
A395 Field Research in Anthropology (3 credits)
A460 Topics in Anthropology (variable subtitle) (3 credits)
A485 Topics in Applied Anthropology (variable subtitle) (3 credits)
A494 Practicum in Applied Anthropology (3 credits)
A495 Independent Study in Anthropology (3 credits)

Selected Museum Studies Offerings: (see the Museum Studies web site for requirements of the undergraduate museum studies certificate)
MSTD A403 Introduction to Museum Studies (3 credits)
MSTD A405 Museum Methods (3 credits)

Selected Courses in Classical Studies, including:
CLAS A301 Classical Archaeology (3 credits)
CLAS C412 Art and Archaeology of the Aegean (3 credits)

Selected Courses in Linguistics, including:
ENG G310 Social Speech Patterns (3 credits)

Capstone Courses (4 credits):
A412 Senior Project (3 credits) 
A413 Senior Seminar (1 credit)

A minor in Anthropology requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • Completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the Baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school.
  • Completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course, from among the following distribution of Anthropology courses (or from approved substitutions):

Overview of Anthropology (6 credits):
A103 Human Origins and Prehistory (3 credits), or A303
A104 Culture and Society (3 credits), or A304

Three other courses in Anthropology at the 300-400 level chosen in consultation with your advisor (9 credits):
E300 Cultural Areas and Ethnic Groups (3 credits)
E310 Cultures of Africa (3 credits)
E316 Prehistory of North America (3 credits)
E320 North American Indians (3 credits)
E326 Modern Greek Society (3 credits)
E335 Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica (3 credits)
E336 African American Culture (3 credits)
E356 Cultures of the Pacific (3 credits)
A401 Cultural Resource Management (3 credits)
A454 Human Ecology (3 credits
B371 The Anthropology of Human Nature (3 credits)
B466 The Primates (3 credits)
B480 Human Growth and Development (3 credits)
E380 Urban Anthropology (3 credits)
E402 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3 credits)
E411 Wealth, Exchange, and Power (3 credits)
E421 The Anthropology of Aging (3 credits)
E445 Medical Anthropology (3 credits)
E455 Anthropology of Religion (3 credits)
E457 Ethnic Identity (3 credits)
E470 Psychological Anthropology (3 credits)
L300 Language and Culture (3 credits)
L401 Language, Power, and Gender (3 credits)
P398 The Rise of Civilization (3 credits)