Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH)

   Anthropology is the scientific study of humans that is holistic and cross-cultural. Through anthropology a student achieves a broad geographical and temporal perspective of human biological and cultural adaptations. This perspective includes an understanding of cultural diversity in our own society, in our world at large, and in the past.

   The Anthropology Standard Major provides students with a challenging, scholarly educational experience. Training in archaeology, physical anthropology, and cultural anthropology involves classroom, laboratory, and field work. Students majoring in Anthropology at Western apply information from the classroom as they participate in field studies. Majors are required to attend an Anthropology field school. The field school gives students hands-on field experience in anthropology. Laboratory skills are an important feature of the Anthropology curriculum, and students have the opportunity to participate in research with faculty.

   Students majoring in Anthropology have used this experience to further careers in archaeology, cultural anthropology, forensics, and law enforcement, teaching, community planning, international business, and governmental research. With additional graduate work, careers in archaeology, cultural anthropology, and physical anthropology are possible.

FACULTY

Professors Mark Stiger and Lynn L. Sikkink. Lecturer David Hyde.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM

Anthropology Major: Standard Program

A minimum of 38 credits is required:

ANTH 107  Introduction to General Anthropology

3 cr

ANTH 218  Physical Anthropology (with laboratory)

4 cr

ANTH 219  Archaeology (with laboratory)

4 cr

ANTH 230  Cultural Anthropology (with laboratory)

4 cr

ANTH 265  Anthropological Writing and Statistics

3 cr

ANTH 465  Senior Research Seminar

3 cr

Anthropology electives

9 cr

Two of the following field and laboratory courses

 

ANTH 322  Analysis of Material Culture (with laboratory)

4 cr

ANTH 467  Ethnography Field School

4 cr

ANTH 469  Archaeology Field School

4 cr

(ANTH 467 and 469 may be repeated for eight credits).

Anthropology Minor

A minimum of 18 credits, including:

ANTH 107  Introduction to General Anthropology

3 cr

Anthropology Electives

7 cr

(ANTH 467 and ANTH 469 may be repeated for eight credits).

 

Two of the following:

 

ANTH 218  Physical Anthropology (with laboratory)

4 cr

ANTH 219  Archaeology (with laboratory)

4 cr

ANTH 230  Cultural Anthropology (with laboratory)

4 cr

Capstone Course Requirement. The following course in the Anthropology Major fulfills the capstone course requirement: ANTH 465 Senior Research Seminar.