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Anthropology - M.A. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Course Title Credits
ANTH 68230 Problems in Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 68430 Problems in World Prehistory 3
ANTH 68630 Problems of Biological Anthropology 3
Additional Program Requirements 21
ANTH 68199 Thesis I (2-6) 6

This series is presented to ensure that graduate students demonstrate scholarly familiarity with 3 sub-fields, at least sufficient for them to read intelligently in areas other than their own specialty.

Each student is also urged to elect at least one course in either linguistics or statistics. Students should choose this option in consultation with their advisors.

A minimum grade of “B” must be attained in each of the required courses: ANTH 68230, 68430 and 68630. Formal final examinations will be administered in each course. Students who score less than a “B” (3.000) in these required courses will be required to pass an appropriate additional examination. This examination will be graded “S” or “U.” Students who receive a “U” may be automatically dropped from the program. Additionally, students who score less than a “C” (2.000) in any of the required courses cannot subsequently qualify for an M.A. degree in anthropology.

Students may be permitted to present up to 6 semester hours of credit from outside of anthropology. The 6 hours, however, are expected to relate to the course of study being pursued (all cases will be considered on an individual basis, and outside courses must be selected in consultation with the advisor and the coordinator of graduate studies). Students wishing to take statistics or linguistics courses from outside of anthropology may be permitted to do so without those hours counting against their allotted six, in the event that the courses are not available within the department when they are needed.