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 Theory-Anthropology and Geography4B3
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  
Primates  
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  
Community Development from the Ground Up  
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
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 Theory-Anthropology and GeographyX 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