The Cultural Anthropology concentration focuses on contemporary experiences of culturally distinct communities encountering a rapidly globalizing political economy. Students are provided with robust training in mixed methods, community-based approaches, and applied anthropology. Topically, faculty investigate issues related to the transformation of individual experience and community relations within the context of economic development, governmental and nongovernmental policy, and environmental change. Increasingly, faculty seek to understand the way subjective and material well-being are impacted by the rapidly changing contexts of modernity. Topics of research interest include:

Human-environment interactions
Community and economic development
Health and well-being
Cultural psychiatry
Disasters and resilience
Gender
Culture continuity and change

The faculty are passionate about teaching, and they strive to bring excitement and relevance to the classroom by infusing it with their practical field experiences. Cultural faculty conduct their research in India, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, New Orleans, Native North America, and in virtual reality. Students concentrating in Cultural Anthropology explore issues of place and space, cultural theory, cultural content and methods.

Effective Fall 2019

Freshman
AUCCCredits
ANTH 100Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)3C3
ANTH 101Practicing Anthropology 1
ANTH 120Human Origins and Variation (GT-SC2)3A3
ANTH 121Human Origins and Variation Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A1
ANTH 140Introduction to Prehistory (GT-HI1)3D3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
Quantitative Reasoning1B3
Electives 13
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
ANTH 200Cultures and the Global System (GT-SS3)3E3
GR 100Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)3C3
Complete a minimum of 3 credits in Cultural Anthropology Theory from the following not taken in another category: 3
The Anthropology of Religion4A 
Gender and Anthropology  
Medical Anthropology  
Theory in Cultural Anthropology  
Psychological Anthropology4A 
Select one statistics course from the following: 3
Quantifying Anthropology  
Working With Data  
Quantitative Sociological Analysis  
Sociological Approaches to Quantitative Data  
Introduction to Statistical Methods  
Introduction to Biostatistics  
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences I  
Arts and Humanities3B6
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Electives 9
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
Complete a minimum of 3 upper-division credits in geography (GR subject code) not taken from another category 3
ANTH 400/GR 400History of Theory-Anthropology and Geography4B3
Complete a minimum of 3 credits in archaeology from the following not taken in another category: 3
Archaeology of North America  
Geoarchaeology  
Archaeology of Rock Art  
Archaeologies of Graffiti  
Colorado Prehistory  
Archaeological Investigation  
Digital Digging--Geophysics in Archaeology  
Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory  
Archaeology of Mesoamerica  
Impacts on Ancient Environments  
Anthropological Perspectives on Food  
Great Plains Archaeology  
Archaeology and the Public  
Lithic Technology  
Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management  
Mediterranean Archaeology  
Field Class in Archaeology  
Anthropological Report Preparation  
Anthropology Curation and Exhibition Methods  
Zooarchaeology  
Heritage Resource Management  
Seminar: Archaeology  
Complete a minimum of 3 credits in biological anthropology from the following not taken in another category: 3
Human Diversity  
Introduction to Forensic Anthropology  
Human Ecology  
Quantifying Anthropology  
Primates  
Growing Up Primate  
Human Osteology  
Human Evolution  
Human Biological Variation  
Evolution of Primate Behavior  
Evolution of Human Adaptation  
Anthropology Perspectives-Evolution, Society  
Bipedal Apes  
Evolutionary Medicine and Human Health  
Zooarchaeology  
Paleontology Field School  
Human Biology  
The Neandertals  
Human Skeleton Analysis  
Methods of Analysis in Paleoanthropology  
Seminar: Biological Anthropology  
Complete a minimum of 3 credits in cultural methods from the following not taken in another category: 3
Psychological Anthropology Laboratory  
Method in Cultural Anthropology  
Ethnographic Field School  
Ethnographic Field Methods4A 
Cultures of Virtual Worlds–Research Methods4A 
Practicum  
Group Study  
Complete a minimum of 3 credits in cultural applications from the following not taken in another category: 3
Psychological Anthropology Laboratory  
Public Anthropology and Global Challenges  
Ethnographic Field School  
International Development Theory and Practice4A 
Supervised College Teaching  
Practicum  
Internship  
Advanced Writing23
Electives 9
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
Select a minimum of 9 credits from one of the following options not taken in another category: 9-10
General Cultural Anthropology Option  
Anthropology of the Arts  
Soundscapes-Music as Human Practice3C 
Peoples and Cultures of Africa  
Modern Indian Culture and Society  
Modernization and Development  
Southeast Asian Cultures and Societies4A 
Global Mobilities–The African Diaspora  
Anthropology of Human Rights  
The Anthropology of Religion4A 
Human Ecology  
Anthropology of Sex and Reproduction  
Narrative Traditions and Social Experience4A 
Language and Culture4A 
Art and Culture  
Gender and Anthropology4A 
Medical Anthropology4A 
Applied Medical Anthropology  
Psychological Anthropology Laboratory  
Public Anthropology and Global Challenges  
Indians of North America4A 
Indigenous Peoples Today4A 
Development in Indian Country4A 
Indigenous Ecologies and the Modern World4A 
Gender, Culture, and Health  
Indigenous Environmental Stewardship  
Cultural Psychiatry4A 
Theory in Cultural Anthropology  
Method in Cultural Anthropology  
Ethnographic Field School  
Ethnographic Field Methods4A 
Cultures of Virtual Worlds–Research Methods4A 
Psychological Anthropology4A 
International Development Theory and Practice4A 
Art, Performance and Expressive Culture Option (9-10 credits)  
Anthropology of the Arts  
Soundscapes-Music as Human Practice3C 
The Anthropology of Religion4A 
Narrative Traditions and Social Experience4A 
Language and Culture4A 
Archaeologies of Graffiti  
Cultures of Virtual Worlds–Research Methods4A 
Environment and Sustainability Option  
Select 6-9 credits from the following:
  
Human Ecology  
Public Anthropology and Global Challenges  
Indigenous Environmental Stewardship  
Select 0-3 credits from the following:
  
Climate Migrants  
Cultural Geography  
Globalization and Development Option  
Select 6-9 credits from the following:
  
Peoples and Cultures of Africa  
Southeast Asian Cultures and Societies4A 
Global Mobilities–The African Diaspora  
Cultural Psychiatry4A 
International Development Theory and Practice4A 
Select 0-3 credits from the following:
  
Anthropological Perspectives on Food  
Urban Geography  
The Geography of Commodities  
Health and Well-Being Option  
Gender and Anthropology4A 
Medical Anthropology4A 
Evolutionary Medicine and Human Health  
Gender, Culture, and Health  
Cultural Psychiatry4A 
Psychological Anthropology4A 
Students must take ANTH 493 concurrently with one of the courses listed in the selection below it:  
ANTH 4932Capstone Seminar4C1
Select one AUCC 4A course from the following not taken in another category:2 3-4
Southeast Asian Cultures and Societies4A 
The Anthropology of Religion4A 
Narrative Traditions and Social Experience4A 
Language and Culture4A 
Gender and Anthropology4A 
Medical Anthropology4A 
Indians of North America4A 
Indigenous Peoples Today4A 
Development in Indian Country4A 
Indigenous Ecologies and the Modern World4A 
Cultural Psychiatry4A 
Ethnographic Field Methods4A 
Cultures of Virtual Worlds–Research Methods4A 
Psychological Anthropology4A 
International Development Theory and Practice4A 
Electives3 15-17
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120
Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANTH 100Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)X 3C3
ANTH 101Practicing AnthropologyX  1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
Quantitative Reasoning X1B3
Electives   5
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANTH 120Human Origins and Variation (GT-SC2)X 3A3
ANTH 121Human Origins and Variation Laboratory (GT-SC1)X 3A1
ANTH 140Introduction to Prehistory (GT-HI1)X 3D3
Electives   8
AUCC 1B (Quantitative Reasoning) and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANTH 200Cultures and the Global System (GT-SS3)X 3E3
GR 100Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)  3C3
Complete a minimum of 3 credits in Cultural Anthropology Theory not taken in another category (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Electives   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one of the following statistics courses (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Electives   6
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Complete a minimum of 3 credits in Archaeology not taken in another category (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Complete a minimum of 3 credits in Biological Anthropology not taken in another category (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Complete 3 upper-division credits of geography not taken in another category   3
Advanced Writing  23
Electives   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANTH 400/GR 400History of Theory-Anthropology and GeographyX 4B3
Complete a minimum of 3 credits in Cultural Methods not taken in another category (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Complete a minimum of 3 credits in Cultural Applications not taken in another category (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Electives   6
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select 9-10 credits from one of the available options (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   9-10
Electives   5-6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANTH 493Capstone SeminarX 4C1
AUCC 4A: Select one course not taken elsewhere from the AUCC 4A List on the Concentration Requirements TabX 4A3-4
ElectivesX  10-11
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120