2005-2006 UAF Catalog


Anthropology

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Anthropology
(907) 474-7288
www.uaf.edu/anthro/

B.A., B.S., M.A., Ph.D. Degrees

Minimum Requirements for Degrees: B.A.: 120 credits; B.S.: 130 credits

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The Department of Anthropology offers a balanced and flexible program of academic courses and research in cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, archaeology and biological anthropology. Anthropology contributes to an understanding of the complex problems of human behavior, biology, language, cultural and social organization, and the relationship of humans to their environments. Research carried out in the field, laboratory, and library emphasizes past and present modes of living and the origins and distribution of peoples and cultures throughout the world. Although special attention is given to the circumpolar North, faculty maintain active research programs elsewhere, such as Africa and North America.

Major--B.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements. (As part of the core curriculum requirements complete ANTH 100X*.)
  2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
    1. Choose 3 of the following courses:
      ANTH 211--Fundamentals of Archaeology 3 credits
      ANTH 215--Fundamentals of Social/Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
      ANTH 221--Introduction to Biological Anthropology 3 credits
      LING 101--Nature of Language 3 credits
    2. Complete the following:
      ANTH 384--History of Anthropology 3 credits
      ANTH 411O--Senior Seminar 3 credits
    3. Complete 6 anthropology electives, with degree classification designator ‘s' or ‘h,' at least 4 (12 credits) of which are at the 400-level 18
  4. Minimum credits required 120

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

Note: LING 101 satisfies part of the B.A. humanities requirements.

Major--B.S. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements. (As part of the core curriculum requirements complete ANTH 100X*.)
  2. Complete the B.S. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following program major requirements:*:
    1. Complete the following:
      ANTH 211--Fundamentals of Archaeology 3 credits
      ANTH 221--Introduction to Biological Anthropology 3 credits
      ANTH 215--Fundamentals of Social/Cultural Anthropology (3)
      or ANTH 320W--Language and Culture: Applications to Alaska (3)
      or LING 101--Nature of Language (3) 3 credits
      ANTH 411O--Senior Seminar 3 credits
    2. Complete the following:
      ANTH 214--World Prehistory 3 credits
      ANTH 405--Archaeological Methods and Theory 3 credits
      ANTH 423--Paleoanthropology 3 credits
      ANTH 424--Analytical Techniques 3 credits
    3. Complete 1 of the following:
      ANTH 309--Circumpolar Archaeology 3 credits
      ANTH 315--Human Biology 3 credits
    4. Complete 1 of the following:
      ANTH 415--Zooarchaeology and Taphonomy 3 credits
      ANTH 422--Human Osteology 3 credits
    5. Complete at least 2 of the following electives:**
      ANTH 426--Bioarchaeology 3 credits
      ANTH 428--Ecological Anthropology 3 credits
      ANTH 492--Seminar: Physical Anthropology 3 credits
      ANTH 492--Seminar: Archaeology 3 credits
  4. Minimum credits required 130

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

**Courses not selected under "c" or "d" areas may be used to meet this area.

Minor

  1. Complete the following:
    ANTH 211--Fundamentals of Archaeology 3 credits
    ANTH 215--Fundamentals of Social/Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
    ANTH 221--Introduction to Biological Anthropology 3 credits
    ANTH 320W--Language and Culture: Applications to Alaska 3 credits
    Anthropology electives 6 credits
  2. Minimum credits required 18

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