Anthropology

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

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

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

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 also 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 F100X*.)
  2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
    1. Complete the following:
      ANTH F211--Fundamentals of Archaeology (3)
           or ANTH F221--Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)--3 credits
      ANTH F215--Fundamentals of Social/Cultural Anthropology--3 credits
      ANTH F384--History of Anthropology--3 credits
      ANTH F411O--Senior Seminar--3 credits
      LING F101--Nature of Language--3 credits
    2. Complete 6 anthropology electives, with degree classification designator 's' or 'h,' at least 4 (12 credits) of which are at the F400-level--18 credits
  4. Minimum credits required--120 credits

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

Note: LING F101 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 F100X*.)
  2. Complete the B.S. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following program major requirements:*
    1. Complete the following:
      ANTH F211--Fundamentals of Archaeology--3 credits
      ANTH F221--Introduction to Biological Anthropology--3 credits
      ANTH F215--Fundamentals of Social/Cultural Anthropology (3)
           or ANTH F320W--Language and Culture: Applications to Alaska (3)
           or LING F101--Nature of Language (3)--3 credits
      ANTH F411O--Senior Seminar--3 credits
    2. Complete the following:
      ANTH F214--World Prehistory--3 credits
      ANTH F405W--Archaeological Methods and Theory--3 credits
      ANTH F423--Paleoanthropology--3 credits
      ANTH F424--Analytical Techniques--3 credits
    3. Complete one of the following:
      ANTH F309--Circumpolar Archaeology--3 credits
      ANTH F315--Human Biology--3 credits
    4. Complete one of the following:
      ANTH F415--Zooarchaeology and Taphonomy--3 credits
      ANTH F422--Human Osteology--3 credits
    5. Complete at least 2 of the following electives:**
      ANTH F426--Bioarchaeology--3 credits
      ANTH F428--Ecological Anthropology--3 credits
      ANTH F492--Seminar: Physical Anthropology--3 credits
      ANTH F492--Seminar: Archaeology--3 credits
  4. Minimum credits required--130 credits

* 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 F211--Fundamentals of Archaeology--3 credits
    ANTH F215--Fundamentals of Social/Cultural Anthropology--3 credits
    ANTH F221--Introduction to Biological Anthropology--3 credits
    ANTH F320W--Language and Culture:
    Applications to Alaska--3 credits
    Anthropology electives--6 credits
  2. Minimum credits required--18 credits

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