General Anthropology Concentration

For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major in Sciences and Letters Curriculum

E-mail:anthro@illinois.edu

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level Anthropology courses must be taken on this campus.

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60- 75 hours). Please see your adviser.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

Departmental distinction: To be eligible for distinction, a student must complete 33 hours of anthropology courses (including at least 2 hours of both ANTH 391 and ANTH 495), maintain a 3.6 average in those hours and a 3.5 overall average. All candidates for distinction must submit a thesis for judgment by at least two members of the anthropology department.

All students must discuss their selection of anthropology courses and supporting course work with a departmental adviser.

When a course is listed under two or more categories, the student may decide which of the requirements the course should fulfill; however, it may not be used to fulfill more than one of those requirements.
Anthropology Core Courses9
Choose 3 of the following core courses. Students may make one substitution for 1 of the 3 required courses, choosing from the option listed.
Introduction to Archaeology
World Archaeology
Sociocultural Anthropology
Anthro in a Changing World
Biological Anthropology
Human Origins and Culture
Language in Culture
Talking Culture
Thematic Area Courses21
Choose courses in Thematic Areas within the Department of Anthropology. Students must meet with the departmental advisor to discuss selection of courses. Thematic Areas:
Anthropology of North, Central and South America
Anthropology of Africa, Asia, Europe
Criminality, Law and Social Justice
Environment, Landscape and Sustainability
Family, Community and Social Life
Health, Wellness and Society
Heritage, Museums and Tourism
Human Evolution and Culture
Identity: Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, Disability
Immigration, Transnationalism and Diaspora
Language, Culture and Communication
Performance, Body, Arts and Media
Science and Technology
Additional courses within Anthropology or closely related departments that complement the student’s thematic area of study9
Research and Service Learning Coursework3
Choose one of the following areas in consultation with the departmental advisor:
Archaeology
Archaeological Field School
Lab Analysis in Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Methods in Bioanthropology
Research in Bioanthropology
Sociocultural/Linguistic Anthropology
Methods of Cultural Anth (or ANTH 499- Research Methods in Linguistic Anthropology section)
Museum Anthropology
Museum Theory and Practice
Museum Internship
Senior Capstone Project3-6
Choose one option below in consultation with the departmental advisor:
Honors Thesis- 6 hours. Two consecutive semesters of research resulting in a written thesis
Honors Individual Study
Honors Senior Thesis
Senior Capstone Seminar (Independent Research)- 3 hours
Senior Seminar
Internship- 3 hours. A portfolio and report associated with an approved departmental internship
Individual Study
Study Abroad- 3 hours. A portfolio and report associated with an approved Study Abroad experience
Individual Study
Research and/or Field School- 3-6 hours. Data analysis and a research report associated with one of the following:
Archaeological Field School
and Lab Analysis in Archaeology
Methods in Bioanthropology
and Research in Bioanthropology
Total Hours45