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Department of Anthropology

Main Office
Chilton Hall, 330Q
P.O. Box 310409
Denton, TX 76203-0409
(940) 565-2290
Fax: (940) 369-7833

Email: anthropology@scs.unt.edu
Web site: www.unt.edu/anthropology

Tyson Gibbs, Chair

Faculty

Professors Hartman, Jordan, Naylor. Associate Professors Gibbs, ReCruz. Assistant Professors Davenport, D. Henry, L. Henry, Nuñez-Janes, Wasson.

Introduction

The Department of Anthropology coordinates and directs a program for those who wish to pursue a career in the discipline of anthropology, for those simply interested in the human condition and for those who may wish to combine the study of anthropology with another discipline.

Courses in anthropology are grouped to provide students with an understanding of human physical, social and cultural complexity, and the relationships of humans to one another and the environment. Physical anthropology provides an understanding of human origins and human biological variability. Anthropological linguistics adds to the understanding of language and other forms of human communication within the context of culture. Archaeology provides a sense of the past by exploring the changes and development of ancient cultures and environments. Sociocultural anthropology provides appreciation and understanding of human social and cultural patterns and human behavior.

Programs of Study

The department offers programs in the following areas:

Bachelor of Arts

Major in Anthropology Degree Requirements

1. Hours Required and General School Requirements: A minimum of 124 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “General University Requirements” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Public Affairs and Community Service requirements.

2. Major Requirements: Major of 36 hours in anthropology, including ANTH 1010, 2250, 2500, 2700, 3100, and 4250. Of the remaining 18 elective hours, 15 must be taken at the upper-division level (3000 or 4000) and with a minimum of 6 hours from the 4000 level. A maximum of 6 hours of field-school and a maximum of 3 hours of ANTH 4920 may be applied toward satisfying the 36-hour requirement.

3. Other Course Requirements: In addition to the 36 hours of anthropology, candidates must take 3 hours from each of the following three areas.

4. Minor: No minor is required.

5. Electives: See individual degree plan (12 hours of free electives must be advanced).

6. Other Requirements:

In addition to those cited above, anthropology courses include the following:

Major in Social Science

Students may use anthropology in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in social science that requires completion of at least 48 semester hours in social sciences, including 18 hours in anthropology and 30 hours in at least two other social science disciplines; 24 hours of the above must be taken from upper-division levels (3000 or 4000). See “Interdisciplinary Majors” in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog for an example of courses distributed over four years.

Minor in Anthropology

A minor requires completion of 18 hours in anthropology, including ANTH 1010, one introductory (2000-level) course, and 6 hours from the upper-division level (3000 or 4000).

Minor in Ethnic Studies

A minor in ethnic studies requires completion of 18 hours (6 must be advanced), including 6 hours from a list of core courses: ANTH 2350, Diversity in U.S. (American) Culture; ANTH 4050, Contemporary Ethnic Groups; ANTH 4610, Race Ethnicity and Identity; SOCI 4540 or SOWK 4540, Race and Ethnic Minorities. The remaining 12 hours are selected from a list of approved electives.

Minor in Medical Anthropology

A minor in medical anthropology requires completion of 18 hours, including 6 hours from ANTH 1010, 2250 or 2700 and 3 hours from ANTH 4600 or 4610; 6 hours from a list of approved advanced concept courses; and 3 hours from a list of approved advanced support courses.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The “Course and Subject Guide,” found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

BA with a Major in Anthropology

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites.
*See the University Core Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options.
**See Arts and Sciences degree requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
ANTH 1010, General Anthropology (may be used to satisfy Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement*) 3
ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3
MATH 1100, College Algebra* 3
PSCI 1040, American Government* 3
Elective 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3
PSCI 1050, American Government* 3
Communication* 3
Visual and Performing Arts* 3
Wellness* 3
Total 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
ANTH 2500, Introduction to Archaeology 3
PHIL 2310, Introduction to Ancient Philosophy, or PHIL 2330, Introduction to Modern Philosophy (may be used to satisfy Humanities requirement*) 3
HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3
GEOG/HIST 3
Natural Sciences** 4
Total 16
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
ANTH 2250, Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 2350, Cultural Diversity in U.S. (American) Culture (may be used to satisfy Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement*) 3
ANTH 2700, Introduction to Physical Anthropology 4
HIST 2620, United States History since 1865* 3
Natural Sciences** 4
Total 17

Junior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
ANTH 3100, People and Cultures 3
ARCH 2800, Archaeological Science 4
ANTH (3000-4000 level) 3
Elective 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Total 16
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
ANTH 4250, Development of Anthropological Thought 3
ANTH (3000-4000 LEVEL) 3
ANTH (3000-4000 level) 3
SOCI 4880, Quantitative Methods 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
ANTH (3000-4000 level) 3
ANTH (3000-4000 level) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
ANTH (3000-4000 level) 3
ANTH (3000-4000 level) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Total 15

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed in the above plan.