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    University of Memphis
   
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Anthropology, (B.A.)


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Program objectives for a B.A. in Anthropology are that students will: (a) demonstrate knowledge of the holistic foundations of anthropology, and core subfields of cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics; (b) demonstrate critical analysis and independent thought in relation to core constructs, theories, and methods in anthropological works; (c) demonstrate effective written communication skills; and (d) experience and appreciate anthropology’s real world applications through enriched learning opportunities such as community-based research, service learning, internships, and study-abroad programs.

University General Education Program (41 hours)


See Graduation from the University  for the University General Education Program requirements.

College and Degree (B.A.) Requirements (6-9 hours)


The College and Bachelor of Arts requirements  are in addition to the University General Education Program requirements.

The Major (30 hours)


Completion of 30 semester hours in anthropology courses including

Electives


Electives may be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120.

Honors Program


The Department of Anthropology offers an honors program in anthropology to the superior anthropology student who desires a more intensive approach to and knowledge of the discipline, a deeper understanding of research skills, and an opportunity for original criticism and analysis. To be eligible a student must (a) have the approval of the Department Chair, (b) be an anthropology major, (c) have attained at least junior standing, (d) have completed successfully ANTH 1100 , ANTH 1200 , and one upper-division anthropology course, (e) have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 in overall studies, (f) have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 in anthropology, (g) have completed four honors courses in anthropology (at least one of which must be an independent study culminating in a research paper/thesis or research report) and a minimum of six hours in honors courses outside anthropology. Those students who complete the program and the regular college requirements will be recognized at the commencement ceremony by having their degree conferred, “With Honors in Anthropology.” Moreover the student’s diploma and the record at the University of Memphis will reflect this accomplishment. Details of the program are available at the Department of Anthropology office.

Typical 4-Year Anthropology Sequence


Freshman Year


First Semester


Second Semester


Semester Totals 30-31 hrs


Sophomore Year


Second Semester


  • History*
  • Elective
  • Fine Arts*
  • Natural Science*
  • UD Elective

Semester Totals 32 hrs


Junior Year


First Semester


Second Semester


Semester Totals 30 hrs


Senior Year


First Semester


  • UD ANTH (3)
  • UD Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • UD Elective

Second Semester


  • UD ANTH (3)
  • ANTH Elective (3)
  • UD elective (3)
  • Elective (4)

Semester Totals 28 hrs


Total Hours: 120-121


Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120


*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

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