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Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology - BA

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The anthropology major is designed to give stu­dents an overview of the discipline, as well as training in all four fields of the subject (archaeolo­gy, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology and anthro­pological linguistics.) The anthropology major consists of 28 credits [see table below]. In order to graduate with a major in anthropology, students must earn a C grade or better in all required courses and electives counted toward the major.

Hunter Core Requirement

Note: Several courses within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core [CCCR], Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here: Hunter Core Requirement - Fall 2013 to Spring 2019 .

In the case of the anthropology major, the courses that meet CCC are:

Course CUNY Common Core
ANTHP 10100 (STEM)   Life and Physical Sciences
ANTHC 10000   US Experience in its Diversity
ANTHC 10100   Individual and Society (SS)
ANTHC 15100   World Culture/Global Issues
ANTHP 10500   Life and Physical Sciences
ANTHC 12600   World Culture/Global Issues
ANTHC 12700   Scientific World

Please note that no more than two courses from any one department will count for the CUNY Common Core.

Elective courses (9 cr.)

Selected from the following fields: Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Linguisitics, Archaeology, Research Design, Anthropological Theory

Honors Work

Honors work is possible in each of the major branches of anthropology. The emphasis is on independent student research under the supervision of a faculty member. In order to graduate with departmental honors in anthropology, a student must: (1) have taken at least 2 credits of ANTHC 40000 ; (2) have a GPA in the major of not less than 3.5 and a cumulative GPA of not less than 2.8 at the time of graduation; and (3) complete a departmental honors form available from the departmental undergraduate adviser.

ANTHC 40000 Honors Project

(available to students in each of the four fields of anthropology) Open to qualified juniors and seniors every semester. Research under supervision of a faculty member. From 2 to 3 credits per semester, depending on the nature of the student’s work. May be taken for 1, 2, or 3 semesters for a maximum of 6 credits. To apply, students must (1) present a research plan prepared in conjunction with a faculty member; (2) have this plan approved by the undergraduate adviser and the department chair; and (3) obtain approval prior to preregistration.

Interdepartmental Fields

Students who want to do work in anthropology as part of an interdepartmental field, such as Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies, religion, urban affairs and planning, or women and gender studies, should refer to descriptions under the department or field of their interest.

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