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

Passionate about teaching, faculty 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, East 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 Spring 2015

Freshman
AUCCCredits
Select one from the following: 3
Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)3C 
Cultures and the Global System (GT-SS3)3E 
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
Additional Humanities3 3
Mathematics1B3
Electives 11
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
Select one Place and Space in Cultural Anthropology course from the following not taken in another category: 3
Peoples and Cultures of Africa  
Modern Indian Culture and Society  
Southeast Asian Cultures and Societies4A 
Indians of North America  
Indigenous Peoples Today  
New Orleans and the Caribbean  
GR 100Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)3C3
Additional Natural Sciences4 7
Additional Social Sciences5 6
Arts and Humanities3B6
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Select one from the following: 3
3E 
3C 
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
Select one course from the following: 3
Quantifying Anthropology  
Introduction to Statistical Methods  
Introduction to Biostatistics  
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences I  
ANTH 400History of Anthropological Thought4B3
Select one archaeology course from the following not taken in another category: 3-8
Archaeology of North America  
Archaeology of Europe and Africa  
Geoarchaeology  
Colorado Prehistory  
Hunter-Gatherer Ecology  
Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory4A 
Archaeology of Mesoamerica4A 
Impacts on Ancient Environments  
Great Plains Archaeology4A 
Archaeology and the Public  
Lithic Technology  
Field Class in Archaeology  
Anthropological Report Preparation  
Zooarchaeology  
Heritage Resource Management  
Seminar: Archaeology  
Select one biological anthropology course from the following not taken in another category: 3-4
Human Ecology  
Primate Behavior and Ecology  
Human Osteology  
Human Evolution  
Human Biological Variation  
Evolution of Primate Behavior  
Evolution of Human Adaptation  
Paleontology Field School  
Human Biology  
The Neandertals  
Methods of Analysis in Paleoanthropology  
Seminar: Biological Anthropology  
Select one cultural content course from the following not taken in another category: 3-4
Modernization and Development  
Human Ecology  
Narrative Traditions and Social Experience  
Language and Culture  
Art and Culture  
Medical Anthropology  
Development in Indian Country  
Cultural Psychiatry4A 
Select one cultural theory course from the following not taken in another category: 3
The Anthropology of Religion4A 
Cultural Change  
Gender and Anthropology  
Indigenous Ecologies and the Modern World  
Theory in Cultural Anthropology  
Psychological Anthropology4A 
International Development Theory and Practice  
Advanced Writing23
Electives 3-9
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
Select one cultural methods course from the following not taken in another category: 3
Applied Medical Anthropology  
Method in Cultural Anthropology  
Ethnographic Field School  
Ethnographic Field Methods  
Cultures of Virtual Worlds--Research Methods  
Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation  
Students must take ANTH 493 concurrently with one of the courses listed in the selection below it:  
ANTH 4936Capstone Seminar4C1
Select one AUCC 4A course from the following not taken in another category:6 3-4
Southeast Asian Cultures and Societies4A 
Cultural Change4A 
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 
New Orleans and the Caribbean4A 
Additional Humanities3 3
Additional Social Sciences5 3
Electives7 10-16
 Total Credits 29
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

ANTH 100 fulfills category 3C in the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC). Taking ANTH 100 in the freshman year will eliminate the requirement for 3 credits of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the sophomore year. If ANTH 200 is chosen in the freshmen year instead, then 3 credits of Social and Behavioral Sciences will be required in the sophomore year, selected from the list of courses in category 3C of the AUCC.

2

ANTH 200 fulfills AUCC category 3E. Taking ANTH 200 in the freshman year will eliminate the requirement for 3 credits of Global and Cultural Awareness in the sophomore year. If ANTH 100 is chosen in the freshman year, then 3 credits of Global and Cultural Awareness will be required in the sophomore year, selected from the list of courses in category 3E of the AUCC.

3

Additional Humanities courses taken in the freshman and senior years for a total of six credits must include two subject codes, selected from among the following: ART, D, CO, E, ETST 430, L***, LB 192 (Arts and Humanities sections only), MU, PHIL, SPCM, TH.

4

Select 7 credits including two subject codes and at least one formal laboratory from the following: AA, BMS, BIO, BZ, CHEM, GEOL, GR 210, LIFE, MATH, NR, NSCI, PH, SOCR, and STAT.

5

Select a total of 9 credits over the sophomore, junior and senior years as shown and including at least two subject codes from the following: ECON, HIST, JTC, POLS, PSY, SOC, LB 192 (social science sections only), ETST (except ETST 430).

6

ANTH 493 must be taken concurrently with one of the AUCC 4A cultural anthropology courses listed with ANTH 493 in the senior year. Using Competencies (AUCC 4A) must be taken concurrently with ANTH 493 Capstone Seminar. Courses approved for AUCC category 4A taken in the sophomore, junior, or senior year and not concurrently with ANTH 493 and not included in the approved list in the program will not count toward completion of the 4A requirement for this major. Students taking Senior Honors Thesis (HONR 499) (3 credits) also are required to register for ANTH 493 (1 credit).

7

Select enough elective credits to bring program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper division (300- to 400-level).

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)X 3C 
Cultures and the Global System (GT-SS3)X 3E 
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
Mathematics X1B3
Additional Humanities (See allowable subject codes on Concentration Requirements Tab) X 3
Elective   3
 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 (MATH), Additional Humanities, CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
GR 100Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)  3C3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Additional Natural Science (See allowable subject codes on Concentration Requirements Tab)   4
Additional Social Science (See allowable subject codes on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Select one Place and Space in Cultural Anthropology course not taken in another category (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Select one course from the following:   3
X 3E 
X 3C 
Additional Natural Science (See allowable subject codes on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Additional Social Science (See allowable subject codes on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Quantifying Anthropology    
Introduction to Statistical Methods    
Introduction to Biostatistics    
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences I    
Advanced Writing  23
Select one Archaeology course not taken in another category (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3-8
Select one Biological Anthropology course not taken in another category (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3-4
Elective   0-3
 Total Credits   15-18
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANTH 400History of Anthropological ThoughtX 4B3
Select one Cultural Content course not taken in another category (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3-4
Select one Cultural Theory course not taken in another category (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Electives   3-6
 Total Credits   12-15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Additional Humanities (See allowable subject codes on Concentration Requirements Tab) X 3
Additional Social Science (See allowable subject codes on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Select one Cultural Methods course not taken in another category (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Electives   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  4-10
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   14
 Program Total Credits:   120