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Program Overview:

Anthropology Concentration

The concentration in Anthropology provides students with a better understanding of the human condition. Anthropologists view humans holistically-biologically, socially, and culturally. The emphasis of this program is on cultural anthropology. The study of anthropology is beneficial to students who consider careers in medicine, law, international relations, social work, education, health, gerontology, the arts, and numerous other careers. The concentration is designed to provide students with the theoretical background and critical thinking skills necessary for graduate study in anthropology and would be beneficial as a supplement to students in other social sciences. Anthropology can be combined with many other concentrations including environmental studies, biology, political science, psychology, philosophy, women's studies, international studies, area studies, fine arts, literature and history. It can be combined as a double concentration or as part of a planned interdisciplinary studies concentration, or as a minor concentration. This concentration is designed to leave room for students to take enough courses in another discipline according to the program they plan. Students who plan a double concentration or an interdisciplinary concentration should have one advisor from anthropology and one from the other concentration.

Advisory Board:

Dr. Rachel Corr 
Dr. Jacqueline Fewkes 
Dr. Daniel White

 

Available Options: Concentration in Anthropology; Minor in Anthropology.

CONCENTRATION IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Course Number Course Name Credits
ANT 2000 Honors Introduction to Anthropology 3
ANT 2410 Honors Culture and Society 3
ANT 3212 Honors Peoples Around the World 3
ANT 4417 Honors Theory in Cultural Anthropology 3
ANT 4418* Honors Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology 3
  Honors Area Studies 3
ISS 4947 and/or 
ISS 4957
Honors Internship and/or Study Abroad 3-16
  Three Honors Anthropology Electives (two at upper-division level) 9
ANT 4970 Honors Thesis in Anthropology (two semesters) 6
  Minimum Total Credits 36-49
* Approved equivalents are ANT 4824, ANT 5183 and ANT 4192

Area Studies Courses are listed below. Courses listed under both area studies and electives may be used for one of these, but cannot be counted for both. Other courses offered at FAU may be used only with prior approval of the Concentration Advisor. We recommend that anthropology concentrators take ANT 2000, ANT 2410, and ANT 3212 before completing their upper-level coursework (i.e. 3000 and 4000 level courses).

AREA STUDY COURSES
Course Number Course Name Credits
AFS 2250 Honors Introduction to African Studies 3
AMS 3003 Honors Colloquium in American Studies 3
ANT 3332 Honors Peoples of Latin America 3
ANT 4331 Honors Anthropology of the Andes 3
ANT 4368 Honors Himalayan Cultures 3
ANT 4744 Honors Development Debate S. Asia 3
ANT 4930 Honors Special Topics in Anthropology (if in area studies) 3
ANS 3006 Honors Introduction to Asian Studies 3
IDS 2931 / 4933 Honors History, Politics, Civilication and Culture in Latin America 3
SPT 2530 Honors Hispanic Culture and Civilization 3
EUH 3575 Honors Russian History I 3
EUH 3576 Honors Russian History II 9

Internship or Study Abroad: Students will take at least 3 credits in either an internship, study abroad, or fieldwork in anthropology.

Electives in Anthropology: Electives are listed below. At least two electives must be at the upper-division level. Other courses offered at FAU may be used only with prior approval of the Concentration Advisor. Students are also reminded that they need 45 upper-level (3000 or 4000-level) credits to graduate.

ELECTIVES IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Course Number Course Name Credits
ANT 1933 Honors Freshman Seminar (variable topics) 3
ANT 3332 Honors Peoples of Latin America
3
ANT 4241 Honors Ritual and Symbolism 3
ANT 4331 Honors Anthropology of the Andes 3
ANT 4368 Honors Himalayan Cultures 3
ANT 4744 Honors Development Debate in S. Asia 3
ANT 4930 Honors Special Topics in Anthropology 
(variable topic, may be repeated for credit)
3
CPO 4305 Honors Religion and Politics in Latin America 3
GEA 3003 Honors Geography of the Developing World 3
GIS 3044 Honors Geographic Information Systems 3
IDS 3932 / 4933 Any critical inquiry seminar that includes Anthropology 3
PHI 2361 Honors Ways of Knowing 3
PHI 2642 Honors Ethics of Social Diversity 3
SYP 4803 Honors Gender and Technology 3
WST 4563 Honors Representation of Female Bodies 3
WST 4504 Honors Feminist Theory 3
WST 4930 Honors Special Topics in Women's Studies 3
SYD 4792 Honors Race, Gender, Class, Sexuality and Science 3
EUH 3618 Honors Sense of Place Across Time 3
PHI 4804 Honors Critical Theory and Practice 3

Thesis Writing: Students may begin the thesis in anthropology (ANT 4970) after successful completion of the course Honors Research Methods, and Honors Theory in Anthropology. Students will select a thesis committee of at least two faculty; the primary thesis advisor must be an anthropology faculty member.

 

Minor Concentration in Anthropology

At least 50% of upper level credits must be from Honors College courses. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in coursework that counts for the minor.

Course Number Course Name Credits
ANT 2000 Honors Introduction to Anthropology 3
ANT 2410 Honors Culture and Society 3
ANT 3212 Honors Peoples Around the World 3
  One Area Studies Course (3000 or 4000 level) 3
  One upper-level course with ANT prefix 3
  Total Credits (minor concentration) 15
 
Last Modified 12/11/13