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Department of Anthropology

Anthropology Degree Programs

DEGREE PROGRAMS

 

Overview

 

The Anthropology Department presents information and insights from the discipline of anthropology, addressing in particular the evolution of the human species and the nature and diversity of human culture through time and throughout the world.

 

Consult frequently with your advisor: some courses are offered once a year and some have prerequisites. Also, your capstone project requires advance planning. Begin with the foundation of four introductory courses (200 level). Complete most of these before tackling higher-level courses. Continue by exploring contributions to knowledge in five elective regional and topical courses (300 and 400 level). Mix in the two required method and theory courses and the two elective method and theory courses (need not wait to complete all electives). Complete a capstone project for your option.

 

How to design a major in Anthropology

 

BA Thesis Option

BA/BS Non Thesis Option

ANTH 410, 411, 412
⇐    Capstones   ⇒
ANTH 413 + Two more electives
ANTH 324 + One more elective theory course
ANTH 325 + One more methods course
Five regional and topical electives at the 300 and 400 levels
ANTH 213
ANTH 214
ANTH 215
ANTH 216

 

For more information, contact Dr. Robin Smith, HSS 209, 503-838-8357, smithr@wou.edu

Become an anthropology major now. Download the form, fill it out, and turn the form in to Academic Advising & Learning Center APS 401.

 

 


 

Anthropology Major (64 credits total)

 

 

BA THESIS OPTION

  • ANTH 213 Language and Culture (4)
  • ANTH 214 Physical Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 215 Archaeology (4)
  • ANTH 216 Cultural Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 324 Anthropological Theory (4)
  • ANTH 325 Ethnographic Methods (4)
  • ANTH 410 Research Design (4)
  • ANTH 411 Fieldwork (4)
  • ANTH 412 Senior Project (4)

Choose one additional methods course from the following: (4)

  • ANTH 326 Ethnographic Writing (4)
  • ANTH 350 Research Methods in Archaeology (4)
  • ANTH 352 Laboratory Methods in Archaeology (4)
  • ANTH 360 Museum Studies (4)

Choose one additional theory course from the following: (4)

  • ANTH 311  Human Evolution (4)
  • ANTH 480  History and Theory of Archaeology (4)

Choose five topical or regional courses in Anthropology from the following: (20)

  • ANTH 310 World Prehistory (4)
  • ANTH 313 North American Prehistory (4)
  • ANTH 314 Evolution of Human Societies (4)
  • ANTH 315 South American Prehistory (4)
  • ANTH 316 Circumpolar Peoples (4)
  • ANTH 322 Forensic Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 326 Ethnographic Writing (4)
  • ANTH 328 Forensic Osteology (4)
  • ANTH 329 Archaelogical Resources: Policies and Procedures (4)
  • ANTH 330 Contemporary Chican@/Latin@ Culture (4)
  • ANTH 332 Latin America (4)
  • ANTH 333 Forensic DNA Analysis (4)
  • ANTH 358 Tribal Art of the US and Canada (4)
  • ANTH 369 Visual Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 370 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4)
  • ANTH 372 Social Constructions of Race (4)
  • ANTH 373 Primate Comparative Evolution (4)
  • ANTH 375 Women Anthropologist (4)
  • ANTH 380 Africa (4)
  • ANTH 381 African Film & Society (4)
  • ANTH 384 Modernization (4)
  • ANTH 386 Anthropology of Islam (4)
  • ANTH 388 Transnational Migration (4)
  • ANTH 390 Pastoral Nomads (4)
  • ANTH 392 Applied Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 395 Medical Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 394 Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4)
  • ANTH 396 Environmental Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 432 Human Rights (4)
  • ANTH 435 U.S.-Mexico Border (4)
  • ANTH 441 Forensic Archaelogy and Taphonomy (4)
  • ANTH 455 Evolution of the Human Diet (4)
  • ANTH 461 Urban Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 463 The Social Roots of Health and Disease
  • ANTH 475 Anthropological Approaches to Law (4)
  • ANTH 476 Religion and Ritual (4)
  • ANTH 478 Political Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 482 Historical Archaeology (4)
  • ANTH 492 Oregon Tribal Culture and History (4)
  • ANTH 494 Northwest Indian Cultures (4)
  • ANTH 496 The Indian in American Culture (4)

 

BA/BS NON-THESIS OPTION:

  • ANTH 213 Language and Culture (4)
  • ANTH 214 Physical Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 215 Archaeology (4)
  • ANTH 216 Cultural Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 324 Anthropological Theory (4)
  • ANTH 325 Ethnographic Methods (4)
  • ANTH 413 Field Experience (4)

Choose one additional methods course: (4)

  • ANTH 326 Ethnographic Writing
  • ANTH 350 Research Methods in Archaeology
  • ANTH 352 Laboratory Methods in Archaeology
  • ANTH 360 Museum Studies

Choose one additional theory course: (4)

  • ANTH 311 Human Evolution
  • ANTH 480 History and Theory of Archaeology

Choose seven (7) topical or regional courses: (28)

  • ANTH 310 World Prehistory (4)
  • ANTH 313 North American Prehistory (4)
  • ANTH 314 Evolution of Human Societies (4)
  • ANTH 315 South American Prehistory (4)
  • ANTH 316 Circumpolar Peoples (4)
  • ANTH 322 Forensic Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 326 Ethnographic Writing (4)
  • ANTH 328 Forensic Osteology (4)
  • ANTH 329 Archaelogical Resources: Policies and Procedures (4)
  • ANTH 330 Contemporary Chican@/Latin@ Culture (4)
  • ANTH 332 Latin America (4)
  • ANTH 333 Forensic DNA Analysis (4)
  • ANTH 358 Tribal Art of the US and Canada (4)
  • ANTH 369 Visual Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 370 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4)
  • ANTH 372 Social Constructions of Race (4)
  • ANTH 373 Primate Comparative Evolution (4)
  • ANTH 375 Women Anthropologist (4)
  • ANTH 380 Africa (4)
  • ANTH 381 African Film & Society (4)
  • ANTH 384 Modernization (4)
  • ANTH 386 Anthropology of Islam (4)
  • ANTH 388 Transnational Migration (4)
  • ANTH 390 Pastoral Nomads (4)
  • ANTH 392 Applied Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 395 Medical Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 394 Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4)
  • ANTH 396 Environmental Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 432 Human Rights (4)
  • ANTH 435 U.S.-Mexico Border (4)
  • ANTH 441 Forensic Archaelogy and Taphonomy (4)
  • ANTH 455 Evolution of the Human Diet (4)
  • ANTH 461 Urban Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 463 The Social Roots of Health and Disease
  • ANTH 475 Anthropological Approaches to Law (4)
  • ANTH 476 Religion and Ritual (4)
  • ANTH 478 Political Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 482 Historical Archaeology (4)
  • ANTH 492 Oregon Tribal Culture and History (4)
  • ANTH 494 Northwest Indian Cultures (4)
  • ANTH 496 The Indian in American Culture (4)

 

 


 

Anthropology Minor (28 credits total)

A 28-hour minor program to be planned with the help of an advisor.

Contact

Department of Anthropology 503-838-8357 | or e-mail: smithr@wou.edu

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