Anthropology- Bachelor of Arts

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

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 gives students a solid liberal arts background in conjunction with strong research experience and broad perspectives on the human condition. 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 prepares students for a wide variety of professional, business, medical, and scholarly careers.

Program Requirements

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

A. Core Requirements
ATH 212Introduction to Archaeological Theory and Methods4
ATH 231Foundations of Cultural Anthropology4
ATH 255Introduction to Biological Anthropology4
ATH 265Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology4
ATH 421Senior Seminar in Anthropology3
B. Cluster Requirements
Take three courses in a single cluster, plus one course each in two other clusters. Variable content courses (e.g. ATH 377,ATH 390,ATH 477,ATH 480,ATH 491) will be allocated to the appropriate cluster, topic dependent.17
C. Practicum Course
Take at least one Practicum course; these hours are included in the cluster requirement.
D. Restrictions
Students may count up to two introductory courses (e.g. ATH 135, ATH 145, ATH 155, ATH 175, or ATH 185) as electives toward the major. 1
Only four credit hours of ATH 415 or ATH 426 will count toward the major.
Total Credit Hours36

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing one 200-level core course, one 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 Research4-6

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 Research4-6
ATH 428Anthropology of Women's Health3
ATH 432Secrecy and Statecraft: Spies, Censors, and Prisoners in Authoritarian and Democratic Societies3

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 Research4-6
ATH 448Developing Solutions in Global Health3
ATH 465Ethnography of Communication3
ATH 496Observing Primate Behavior4