Anthropology- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of Anthropology, 120 Upham Hall, 513-529-8399.

The major in anthropology exposes students to the field as a whole. At the same time, students have the opportunity to pursue individual interests.

Anthropology is a holistic, interdisciplinary science of humanity. It is the study of people: their origins, adaptations and ecology, distribution, forms of communication, beliefs and values. Integrating the hard sciences, social sciences and the humanities, anthropology strives to give students a solid liberal arts background in conjunction with strong research experience and a broad perspective on the human condition.

Program Requirements

(36 semester hours distributed as follows, A through C)

A. Core Requirements
ATH 212Introduction to Archaeological Theory and Methods4
ATH 231Foundations of Cultural Anthropology4
ATH 255Foundations of Biological Anthropology4
ATH 265Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology4
ATH 421Senior Seminar in Anthropology3
B. Cluster Requirements
Select one course in at least three different clusters, and three courses in a single cluster 117-20
C. Other Requirements and Restrictions
No more than 6 hours in variable content courses may count toward the 36 hour requirement. Students may count one introductory course as an elective toward the major. 2
Practicum courses
One of the Cluster Requirement courses must be a practicum. Only four hours of ATH 415, ATH 351 or ATH 425 will count toward major hours.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses: any 200, 300 level course and ATH 421.

Cluster Requirements

Engaging the Other

ATH 235Imagining and Encountering the Anthropological Other3
ATH 254Introduction to Russian and Eurasian Studies (When taught from an anthropological perspective)3
ATH 301Intercultural Relations3
ATH 302Africa: Anthropological Perspectives3
ATH 304Native North America: Anthropological Perspectives3
ATH 305Latin America: Anthropological Perspectives3
ATH 306Russia and Eurasia: Anthropological Perspectives3
ATH 307The Middle East: Anthropological Perspectives3
ATH 308South Asia: Anthropological Perspectives3
ATH 329Religions of Africa3
ATH 335LMulticulturalism in Europe: Anthropological Perspectives3
ATH 358Travelers, Migrants, and Refugees: Transnational Migration and Diasporic Communities3
ATH 364Language and Culture in Native North America3
ATH 366African Oral Traditions3
ATH 411Applied Anthropology3
ATH 425Ethnographic Field Methods3
ATH 426Field Research4-16

Ethnography and Culture

ATH 301Intercultural Relations3
ATH 325Identity, Race, Gender, Class3
ATH 329Religions of Africa3
ATH 331Social Anthropology3
ATH 345Global Media, Ethnography, and Film3
ATH 358Travelers, Migrants, and Refugees: Transnational Migration and Diasporic Communities3
ATH 361Language and Power3
ATH 368Key Questions in Psychological Anthropology3
ATH 384Anthropology of Capitalism: Russia3
ATH 403Anthropology of Religion3
ATH 405Food, Taste, and Desire3
ATH 411Applied Anthropology3
ATH 425Ethnographic Field Methods3
ATH 426Field Research4-16
ATH 428Anthropology of Women's Health3
ATH 432Secrecy, Sovereignty, & Power3

The Encultured Body

ATH 325Identity, Race, Gender, Class3
ATH 348Introduction to Medical Anthropology3
ATH 368Key Questions in Psychological Anthropology3
ATH 378Doctors, Clinics, and Epidemics3
ATH 428Anthropology of Women's Health3
ATH 448Developing Solutions in Global Health3
ATH 497Socio-Ecology of Primates3
ATH 498Evolution of Human Behavior3

Material Worlds

ATH 388Culture, Art, and Artifacts3
ATH 405Food, Taste, and Desire3
ATH 415Field Methods in Archaeology1-6
ATH 416Applying Archaeology3
ATH 471Ecological Anthropology3

Pathways to the Past

ATH 312North American Archaeology3
ATH 313Latin American Archaeology3
ATH 314Old World Archaeology3
ATH 355Paleoanthropology3
ATH 388Culture, Art, and Artifacts3
ATH 416Applying Archaeology3
ATH 431Archaeology of Power3
ATH 496Observing Primate Behavior4

Language, Communication & Culture

ATH 219Introduction to Linguistics3
ATH 345Global Media, Ethnography, and Film3
ATH 361Language and Power3
ATH 364Language and Culture in Native North America3
ATH 366African Oral Traditions3
ATH 378Doctors, Clinics, and Epidemics3
ATH 465Ethnography of Communication3

Evolution, Ecology, & Behavior

ATH 348Introduction to Medical Anthropology3
ATH 355Paleoanthropology3
ATH 395Primate Biology and Behavior3
ATH 403Anthropology of Religion3
ATH 431Archaeology of Power3
ATH 471Ecological Anthropology3
ATH 496Observing Primate Behavior4
ATH 497Socio-Ecology of Primates3
ATH 498Evolution of Human Behavior3

Practicum Courses

ATH 415Field Methods in Archaeology1-6
ATH 416Applying Archaeology3
ATH 425Ethnographic Field Methods3
ATH 426Field Research4-16
ATH 448Developing Solutions in Global Health3
ATH 465Ethnography of Communication3
ATH 496Observing Primate Behavior4

Variable Topic, Honors & Independent Study Courses

These courses will be placed in the appropriate clusters based on content.

ATH 177Independent Studies0-5
ATH 277Independent Studies0-5
ATH 377Independent Studies0-5
ATH 477Independent Studies0-5
ATH 340Internship0-20
ATH 390Horizons Of Anthropology1-3
ATH 480Independent Reading for Departmental Honors3-6
ATH 491Anthropology Practicum (maximum 8 hours)1-4