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B.A. in Anthropology

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  • Course description
    The Anthropology Major

    Note: The grade point average of the anthropology coursework comprising the major must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.7).

    10.5 units, including

    ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

    ANTH 211 Introduction to Ethnographic Field Methods

    ANTH 290 Theoretical Foundations of Cultural Anthropology

    ANTH 400 Senior Thesis Proposal

    ANTH 401 Capstone Seminar

    At least two regional courses from List A

    At least two topical courses from List B

    Two electives from either List A or List B

    Participation in an approved study abroad experience of at least six weeks in duration

    Notes:

        *Upper-level courses are taught on a rotating basis.

        *Students must achieve a grade of C or better in both ANTH 211 and ANTH 290 in order to take 400-level courses in the department and to receive credit toward the major for courses taken outside the department.

        *Two regional and/or topical courses may be taken at study abroad institutions with departmental approval.

        *Students are expected to fulfill all prerequisites necessary for courses within the major/minor. Prerequisites do not count toward the major/minor unless otherwise noted.

        *A maximum of three courses may be taken in a department outside of the University of Richmond's Department of Sociology and Anthropology with departmental approval. These courses may be taken within another department at the University of Richmond, or at another accredited institution or through an approved study abroad program.

     
    The Anthropology Minor

    Note: The grade point average of the anthropology coursework comprising the minor must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.7). A maximum of three courses may be taken in a department outside of the University of Richmond's Department of Sociology and Anthropology with departmental approval. These courses may be taken within another department at the University of Richmond, or at another accredited institution or through an approved study abroad program.

    5 units, including

    ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

    Four additional units in anthropology

    List A: Regional Courses

    ANTH 279 Selected Topics (as approved by department)

    ANTH 307 Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

    ANTH 308 Latin America: An Ethnographic Perspective

    ANTH 338 Africa: Cultural Change in a Post-Colonial Setting

    ANTH 339 Pacific Island Cultures and Ethnographies

    ANTH 340 Southeast Asia: Cultural Representations

    ANTH 350 Sex and Gender in the Middle East

    ANTH 360 Power and Society in the Middle East

    ANTH 379 Selected Topics (as approved by the department)

    SOC 230 Introduction to the Study of Africa

    List B: General Anthropology Courses

    ANTH 279 Selected Topics (as approved by department)

    ANTH 300 Sexuality and Gender Across Cultures

    ANTH 304 Ritual, Witchcraft and Divination

    ANTH 328 Anthropology of Human Rights

    ANTH 336 Politics, Power and Ritual

    ANTH 379 Selected Topics (as approved by department)

    ANTH 388 Individual Internship

    ANTH 426-427 Directed Independent Study

    ANTH 489 Research Practicum

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