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.  Integrating natural  sciences, social sciences, and humanities, anthropology students learn critical thinking skills in conjunction with innovative research methods and diverse perspectives on the human condition. Anthropology provides transferable skills that prepare students for a wide variety of professional futures including careers in non-profit organizations, business, and government; education and medicine; global and public health; social justice and humanitarian service; and sustainability, museums, media, and law.

Program Requirements

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

A. Introductions
Take each of the following:
ATH 212Introduction to Archaeological Theory and Methods4
ATH 231Investigating Culture: Theories and Methods in Cultural Anthropology4
ATH 255Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
ATH 265Language and Culture3
B. Investigations 3-1-1
Take at least three courses in a single Investigations Cluster, plus at least one course in each remaining Investigations Cluster (3-1-1) to equal at least 17 credit hours. One of your Investigations Cluster courses must be a practicum course. Students will consult with the CDA to allocate variable content courses (e.g. ATH 190, ATH 390, ATH 491, Independent Studies, Honors) to the appropriate Investigations Cluster, topic dependent.17
C. Applications
Take the following Senior Capstone:
ATH 421Public Anthropology Seminar3
D. Restrictions
Students may count up to 6 cr. hrs. of 100-level courses towards the major. Only 4 cr. hrs. of field study (e.g. ATH 415) may count towards the major.
Total Credit Hours34

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

Evolution, Behavior, & Biocultural Change

ATH 145Lost Cities & Ancient Civilizations3
ATH 155What Does It Mean To Be Human?3
ATH 312North American Archaeology3
ATH 314Old World Archaeology3
ATH 348Introduction to Medical Anthropology3
ATH 355Paleoanthropology3
ATH 368Key Questions in Psychological Anthropology3
ATH/BIO 395Primate Biology and Behavior3
ATH 403Anthropology of Religion3
ATH 415Field Methods in Archaeology (*Practicum)1-6
ATH 416Applying Archaeology (*Practicum)3
ATH 448Developing Solutions in Global Health (*Practicum)3
ATH 471Ecological Anthropology3
ATH 496Observing Primate Behavior (*Practicum)4
ATH/BIO 497Socio-Ecology of Primates3
ATH/BIO 498Evolution of Human Behavior3

Global Connections & Cultural Diversity

ATH 175Global Cultural Diversity3
ATH 185Cultural Diversity in the U.S.3
ATH 235Imagining and Encountering the Anthropological Other3
ATH/ITS 301Intercultural Relations3
ATH 304Native North America: Anthropological Perspectives3
ATH 305Latin America: Anthropological Perspectives3
ATH 307The Middle East: Anthropological Perspectives3
ATH 308South Asia: Anthropological Perspectives3
ATH 313Latin American Archaeology3
ATH 325Identity, Race, Gender, Class3
ATH 331Social Anthropology3
ATH 358Travelers, Migrants, and Refugees: Transnational Migration and Diasporic Communities3
ATH 405Food, Taste, and Desire3
ATH 425Ethnographic Field Methods (*Practicum)3
ATH 431Archaeology of Power3
ATH 432Secrecy and Statecraft: Spies, Censors, and Prisoners in Authoritarian and Democratic Societies3
ATH 436Havighurst Colloquium3

Media, Technology, & Communication

ATH/FST 135Film as Ethnography1
ATH 327Pokemon and J-Pop in Global and Local Contexts3
ATH 337Play, Game & Design: The Anthropology of Creativity and Innovation3
ATH 345Global Media Ethnography3
ATH 361Language and Power3
ATH 364Language and Culture in Native North America3
ATH 366African Oral Traditions3
ATH 378Doctors, Clinics, and Epidemics3
ATH 388Culture, Art, and Artifacts3
ATH 411Applied Anthropology (*Practicum)3
ATH 465Ethnography of Communication (*Practicum)3
LIN 201Introduction to Linguistics3