Dec 04, 2022  
UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology, (Accelerated B.A./M.A.)


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This program allows outstanding undergraduates to begin the coursework for the Master of Arts in Anthropology during their senior year.  Students are encouraged to begin planning to enter the Accelerated B.A./M.A. program early in their undergraduate career, in consultation with their advisor in the Department of Anthropology. Working with the undergraduate coordinator, those selected into this program begin a carefully tailored course of study which will allow them to complete their B.A. degree requirements while also beginning their M.A. coursework. 

To apply, students must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average, and must submit two reference letters and a copy of their transcript to the Department of Anthropology. Each applicant will complete an interview with the graduate academic committee in the department.  Students must also apply to the Graduate School for the accelerated B.A./M.A. program, which allows them to take graduate courses in anthropology. To continue in the program past the B.A., students must apply for full admission into the Graduate School and into the Department of Anthropology’s M.A. program. 

Only in ABM programs, up to 12 hours of graduate course work may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. However, any graduate coursework will not apply to undergraduate GPA.

University General Education Program (41 hours)


See University General Education Program  for the General Education 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 that are listed above.

The Major (30 hours)


Completion of 30 semester hours in anthropology courses including

Electives


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

Honors Program


The Honors Program in Anthropology is open to anthropology majors only and requires (a) an inclusive grade point average of at least 3.00, (b) a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 in the major, (c) the completion of ANTH 4010 Ethnographic Methods ; (d) four honors courses in anthropology; (e) the completion of independent research (traditional or engaged scholarship) culminating in an original research thesis or creative work. 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. Admission to the Honors Program in Anthropology requires the completion of an application in which students must identify their specific research interests. See departmental advisor for more details.

Typical 5 Year Accelerated Anthropology Sequence


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


First Semester

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

 

Second Semester

Semester Totals 32 hrs

Senior Year


First Semester

  • UD ANTH (3)
  • UD Elective (3)
  • ANTH 7075 (3)
  • ANTH 7985 (1)
  • Elective (3)
  • Grad Elective (3)

Second Semester

  • UD ANTH (3)
  • ANTH Elective (3)
  • UD Elective (3)
  • ANTH 7076 (3)
  • Grad Elective (3)

Semester Totals 31 hrs;

 (24 for the BA degree, 13 hours MA level; 17 BA level)

5th Year MA Program


First Semester

  • ANTH 7200 (3)
  • Grad Elective (3)
  • Grad Elective (3)
  • Grad Elective (3)

 

Second Semester

  • ANTH 7255 (3)
  • ANTH 7985 (5)
  • Grad Elective (3)

Semester Totals 23 hrs.

 

Total Hours Undergraduate: 123-124

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

Total Hours Graduate: 36

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