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[College of Arts and Sciences]

DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY (ANT)

Professor Vernon J. Knight, Chairperson
Office: 19 ten Hoor Hall

The Department of Anthropology offers one academic major for students interested in archaeology, cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, or anthropological linguistics.

Requirements for the anthropology major. The major requires 30 hours, including ANT 102, ANT 107, ANT 210, ANT 270, and 18 additional hours of advanced work (300- or 400-level) distributed as follows:

A minimum of 12 hours at the 300 or 400 level must be earned on this campus.

Requirements for the anthropology minor. The minor requires 18 hours of anthropology courses, including at least 6 hours at the 100 level and at least 6 hours at the 300 or 400 level. A minimum of 6 hours at the 300 or 400 level must be earned on this campus.

A Suggested Sequence of Courses for the
Anthropology Major
 
FRESHMAN YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
ANT 101 or ANT 102 3 ANT 102 or ANT 101 3
EN 101 3 EN 102 3
MATH3 3-4 Fine arts1 3
Natural science 4 Natural science 4
Foreign language or computer science 3-4 Foreign language or computer science 3-4
___ ___
16-17 16-17
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
ANT 107 or ANT 110 3 ANT 107 or ANT 110 3
EN 225 3 EN 226 or EN 227 3
Humanities or fine arts1 3 History1 3
Minor 3 Minor 3
Computer science or elective 3 Social and behavioral sciences1 3
___ ___
15 15
 
JUNIOR YEAR2
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
ANT 436 or ANT 440 3 ANT 311, ANT 471, ANT 473,
Minor 3       ANT 475, or ANT 476 3
Social and behavioral sciences1 3 Minor 3
Electives 6 History or social and behavioral sciences1 3
___ Electives 6
15 ___
15
 
SENIOR YEAR2
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
ANT 367, ANT 368, ANT 408, ANT 409, ANT 427, ANT 429, or ANT 430 3 300- or 400-level anthropology elective 6
300- or 400-level anthropology elective 3 Minor 3-6
Minor 3 Electives 3-6
Electives 6 ___
___ 15
15
 
Total: At least 120


1A maximum of 6 hours in any one department may be applied to the humanities, literature, and fine arts (HU, L, FA) and history and social and behavioral sciences (HI, SB) requirements.

2Six hours in courses designated W must be included in the junior or senior year. A minimum of 36 hours in 300- and 400-level courses must be completed, including 12 hours in the major and 6 hours in the minor on this campus.

3MATH course number is determined by placement. MATH 110 or higher is required.


Graduate programs. The Department of Anthropology offers programs leading to the master of arts degree. The requirements for this degree are stated in the University of Alabama graduate catalog.

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