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Anthropology: Archaeology Focus


Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

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18 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the College of Arts & Sciences/Global Languages, Cultures and Societies Department. It is only available at the St. Louis home campus and at the Athens campus.

For information on the general requirements for a minor, see Minor under the Academic Policies and Information section of this catalog.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the history and theory of cultural anthropology, characterize various types of ethnographic work and describe the ways applied anthropology can be used to solve human problems.
  • Evaluate and critique the assumptions, purposes, methods and ethics of anthropological fieldwork and research.
  • Illustrate the centrality of culture in the human experience and apply this understanding to a range of social problems such as class, caste and stratification, race, ethnicity and nationalism, and the unequal access to social resources that emerge from these systems.
  • Distinguish individual, social and cultural frames of analysis through the use of social and anthropological theory.
  • Demonstrate through the verbal and written forms a multicultural and cross-cultural perspective of our world, and distinguish the factors contributing to diversity and inequality within and among nations.
  • Understand our human past and the history of human civilization through archaeological concepts, theories and methods.

Required Courses

  • ANSO 1060 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 hours)
  • ANSO 1075 Introduction to Archaeology (3 hours)
  • Anthropology and Sociology Electives (6 hours from the following list of approved courses)
    • HIST 1010 Topics in History: The Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great (3 hours)
    • ANSO 1085 Human Origins (3 hours)
    • ANSO 1095 Introduction to Geography: World and Regional (3 hours)
    • ANSO 2025 Topics in Archaeology* (3 hours)
    • ANSO 3110 Advanced Topics in Archaeology* (3 hours)
    • ANSO 3910 Social Science Lab (3 hours)
  • ANSO Electives (6 hours)

*Courses marked with an asterisk are only available at the Webster Athens campus.