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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology/Applied Anthropology, BA

Program code: ANTHNM-APAN

Applied anthropology focuses on the anthropologist as an agent of social change and bridges the gap between theories of cultural behavior and the policies that affect contemporary cultures. The Applied Anthropology Track provides students with a background in anthropological method and theory, a cross-cultural perspective, and an avenue to translate this knowledge into action through internships and research. Contemporary applied anthropologists work in international development, health, human rights, business and marketing, the environment, education, and as advocates for marginalized communities. In consultation with an advisor, each student will develop their own curriculum to build expertise in a specific topical area.

Liberal Studies: 46-47

As outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements  with the following specifications:

Social Science:

Liberal Studies Electives: 6

  • No courses with ANTH prefix

Major: 36-44

One theory course:

Controlled Electives:

Foreign Language: 0-8

Foreign Language Basic/Elementary II level (102 level) (2)

Free Electives: 29-38


Total Degree Requirements: 120

(1)  An internship or ethnographic field school is highly desirable but may be replaced by 3-6cr of pragmatic skill courses upon approval of the advisor.

(2)  Foreign language may be included in Liberal Studies electives.

(3) State System Board of Governors policy states that at least 40 percent of the course work in a degree must consist of courses numbered 300 and above.