Human Evolutionary Biology 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: The department may award distinction, high distinction, or highest distinction to any Anthropology major whose overall and major grade point averages are 3.25 or higher; and who successfully completes 33 hours of anthropology courses, including 4-6 hours of ANTH 494 and ANTH 495 resulting in an Honors Thesis. The level of distinction is based on evaluation of the honors thesis.  See the departmental academic advisor for details.

All students must discuss their selection of coursework 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. Twelve hours of 300 or 400-level courses in your major must be taken on this campus.
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
Human Evolutionary Biology Courses18
Students take courses from 4 different categories: 2 courses from each of 2 categories, plus 1 course in each of the 2 remaining categories.
Evolution and Genetics
Human Biological Variation
History of Human Evolution
Evolution and Human Disease
Human Evolutionary Anatomy
The Neandertal Debate
Primate Life History Evolution
Human Paleontology
Human Genetics
Health
Sex in Nature and Culture
Behavior and Biology of Women
Human Osteology
Primate Behav Endocrinology
Primate Life History Evolution
Advanced Skeletal Biology
Behavior
Sociality of the Great Apes
Sex in Nature and Culture
Behavior and Biology of Women
Human Osteology
The Neandertal Debate
Primate Behav Endocrinology
Primate Life History Evolution
Human Paleontology
Primate Form and Behavior
Behavioral Inference & Fossils
Advanced Skeletal Biology
Comparative Anatomy
Sociality of the Great Apes
Forensic Anthropology
Human Osteology
Human Evolutionary Anatomy
The Neandertal Debate
Primate Form and Behavior
Behavioral Inference & Fossils
Advanced Skeletal Biology
3 additional courses from any of the 4 elective categories, or another field of anthropology, or a related field such as statistics, psychology, chemistry etc. Course selection should complement the student’s Human Evolutionary Biology focus. Meet with the departmental advisor to discuss course selection.9
Research and Service Learning Coursework3
Choose one of the following:
Methods in Bioanthropology
Research in Bioanthropology
Senior Capstone Project3-6
Choose one option below (Honors Thesis, Senior Seminar, Internship, or Research) in consultation with the departmental advisor:
Honors Thesis- 6 hours. Two consecutive semesters of research resulting in a written thesis
Honors Senior Thesis I
Honors Senior Thesis II
Senior Capstone Seminar (Independent Research)- 3 hours
Senior Capstone Seminar
Internship- 3 hours. A portfolio and report associated with an approved departmental internship
Individual Study
Research and/or Additional Field School- 3-6 hours. If not taken to meet the Research and Service Learning Coursework requirement above choose one of the following:
Methods in Bioanthropology
Research in Bioanthropology
Further data analysis- ANTH 445 or an additional approved biological anthropology research project- ANTH 444.
Total Hours42