Nov 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Anthropology (B.A.)


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Program: B.A
Department of Anthropology and Sociology  
College of Arts and Sciences

Kettler Hall G11A ~ 260-481-6272


Courses in anthropology provide an understanding of the nature of cultures and help you assess various explanations of human behavior.  They also assist in the development of analytical and critical abilities.  The curriculum is structured to include studies in the history and theory of anthropology in four anthropological fields: ethnology, archeology, bioanthropology, and linguistics; in at least two different world ethnographic areas; and in topical specializations.  This program helps you prepare for graduate study, for teaching, and for careers in which the understanding of cultures is an asset.

Although a minor is not required for the Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, an outside concentration is recommended.  Fifteen credits in history, political science, psychology, or sociology support the concentration.


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this degree, students will:

  • Achieve familiarity with different cultures in at least two regions of the world
  • Know the major anthropological approaches to understanding the human condition
  • Be able to explain societies in a holistic manner
  • Achieve competency in writing
  • Demonstrate critical thinking
  • Acquire quantitative skills for analysis
  • Demonstrate a willingness to engage learning and scholarship as a life-long endeavor

Program Delivery:

  • This program is available on-campus.

Declaring this Major:

General Requirements:

Program Requirements:

  • A grade of C- or higher for all courses required in the major and a GPA of 2.00 or higher for all major department courses taken.

To earn the B.A. with a major in Anthropology, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to the General Requirements noted above:

General Education Requirements: Credits 33


  • Click on the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements link above for details
  • A grade of C- or higher is required in each course used to satisfy the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements


  • Click on the Purdue Fort Wayne College Requirements link above for details.  Go to Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree.

English Writing and Speaking: Credits 6


  • See Part A in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree for Speaking requirement.

International Language: Credits 14


  • See Part B in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Distribution: Credits 9


  • See Part C in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • Choose courses other than ANTH

Cultural Studies: Credits 6


  • See Part D in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Core and Concentration (Major) Courses: Credits 18


  • One Statistics course above STAT 12500 level:  Credits 3
    • POL 39500
    • PSY 20100
    • SOC  35100
    •  or an equivalent course approved by the department

General Electives


  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120

Total Credits: 120


Student Responsibility


You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

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