Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology

  • Overview

    What makes us human? Anthropology is a field that explores that important question by studying our unique biology and our diverse societies and cultures.

    Studying Anthropology will help you understand and value human diversity, develop an appreciation for the local context, increase global awareness, and embrace an interdisciplinary perspective by drawing on the natural and social sciences as well as the humanities. The result? Greater marketability in today’s changing workplace across a wide array of fields, including academics, government, business, communications and non-profit.

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  • Courses

    The courses listed below are for the Academic Catalog and are subject to change. Please reference the Academic Catalog for further information and course descriptions. If you are a current student, please reference the catalog in which you come under.

    Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

    Anthropology Core Courses 13 credit hours
    ANT 214: Cultural Anthropology
    ANT 216: Biological Anthropology
    ANT 218: Archaeology: People and the Past
    ANT 470: Anthropology and Global Studies Senior Seminar
    Anthropology Elective Courses (choose 8) 24 credit hours
    ANT 240: Anthropology of Death
    ANT 250: Introduction to Forensics
    ANT 310: Anthropology of Sport
    ANT 315: Globalization, People, and Culture
    ANT 330: Forensic Anthropology
    ANT 368: American Ethnic Relations
    ANT 370: The Female of the Species: A Biocultural Perspective
    ANT 380: India, Past and Present
    ANT 450: Archaeological Fieldwork
    ANT 295/395/495: Special Topics in Anthropology
    ANT 392/492: Directed Study in Anthropology
    SPA 205: Hispanic Voices in the U.S.
    Liberal Education Core Requirements 49 credit hours
    General Electives 34 credit hours
    Total Credit Hours for Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology 120 credit hours

    Minor in Anthropology

    Minor in Anthropology 19 credit hours
    ANT 214: Cultural Anthropology
    ANT 216: Biological Anthropology
    Choose four (4) from the following:
    ANT 218: Archaeology: People and the Past
    ANT 240: Anthropology of Death
    ANT 250: Introduction to Forensics
    ANT 310: Anthropology of Sport
    ANT 315: Globalization, People, and Culture
    ANT 330: Forensic Anthropology
    ANT 368: American Ethnic Relations
    ANT 370: The Female of the Species: A Biocultural Perspective
    ANT 380: India, Past and Present
    ANT 450: Archaeological Fieldwork
    ANT 295/395/495: Special Topics in Anthropology
    ANT 392/492: Directed Study in Anthropology
    SPA 205: Hispanic Voices in the U.S.
  • Faculty
    Xandra Daniels, WPU Professor
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    Vinnie Melomo, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Anthropology & Department Chair of Culture, History, and Politics
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