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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology, B.A.

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In addition to adhering to General Education  and School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Requirements , the Anthropology major requires at least 56 units (some of which simultaneously meet general education requirements). Courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade, and specifically may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis unless the course is only offered on a pass/no pass basis.

Anthropology Major Requirements

Lower Division Major Requirements [16 Units]

One lower division quantitative methods course from the following:

Upper Division Major Requirements [40 Units]

One upper division field methods course selected from the following:

One upper division laboratory or archival methods course selected from the following:

One upper division anthropology course from each of the following three fields:

  • Socio-cultural anthropology: ANTH 110-129
  • Anthropological archaeology: ANTH 130-149
  • Biological anthropology: ANTH 150-169

Additional Degree Requirements [16 Units]

  • At least three additional upper division courses in Anthropology [12 units]
  • At least one upper division interdisciplinary thematic articulation course outside of Anthropology [4 units]**

(Please consult a SSHA advisor or the SSHA Advising website ssha-advising.ucmerced.edu for approved courses).

**May meet Upper Division General Education Requirement in SSHA

With the approval of the Anthropology Faculty, the upper division field methods requirement may be satisfied by taking an archaeological Field School from an approved institution.

Transfer Students

Transfer students who wish to major in Anthropology should complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) at their community college. Transfer students may not be admitted to the Anthropology major without specific major preparation. Please contact the Office of Admissions for current information.

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