Major Requirements

Anthropology Major — B.A.

Summary

Course List

Title Credits
Anthropology B.A. Major Requirements 40
Integrative Core Curriculum 1 28 - 40
Electives 40 - 52
Total Credits 120
1

 See Integrative Core Curriculum requirements, with information about the H&S CLA requirement.

Degree Requirements

At least 24 credits must be taken at Ithaca College. No more than 6 credits of field or lab work, research, or internship credits may count toward the major.  

Course List

Code Title Credits
CORE REQUIREMENTS  
ANTH 10300 Biological Anthropology 3
ANTH 10400 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 10700 World Archaeology 3
Select one of the following: 1   4
ANTH 30200 Ethnographic Field Methods  
ANTH 30500 Archaeological Methods and Techniques  
ANTH 30800 Primate Field Methods  
ANTH 30900 Bioarchaeology/Forensic Anthropology Methods  
ANTH 45000 Anthropological Capstone 3
ADDITIONAL ANTHROPOLOGY COURSES  
Select 24 credits of additional anthropology courses. These credits must satisfy the following minimum requirements:   24
One cultural anthropology course at level 2 or higher  
One biological anthropology course at level 2 or higher  
One archaeology course at level 2 or higher  
Two theory courses at level 2 or higher  
At least 1 credit of fieldwork selected from the following: 2  
ANTH 47001 Fieldwork and Research in Ethnography: Seminar  
ANTH 47002 Fieldwork and Research in Archaeology: Seminar  
ANTH 47500 Ethnographic Fieldwork/Research  
ANTH 47600 Archaeological Fieldwork/Research  
ANTH 47700 Biological Anthropology Fieldwork/Research  
Total Credits   40
1

Acceptance of equivalency for ANTH 30200ANTH 30500, ANTH 30800, or ANTH 30900 must be obtained prior to enrollment in such courses elsewhere. It is expected that most students choosing ANTH 30200,  ANTH 30500, ANTH 30800, or ANTH 30900 as their methods requirement will complete the course at Ithaca College. 

2

 ANTH 37400 may substitute for Fieldwork and Research for students who also take ANTH 30500;  ANTH 37100 may substitute for Fieldwork and Research for students who also take ANTH 30800 or ANTH 30900.

A-B-C Course Designations for Middle and Upper-Level Anthropology Courses --
Beyond the intro course (10300, 10400, 10700), majors must take one more course in each of the three subdisciplines (archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology).
 

A = Archaeology designation (1 course required)

  • ANTH 24000 Environmental Archaeology
  • ANTH 26500 Inkas and their Ancestors (formerly titled South American Archaeology)
  • ANTH 26900 Aztecs, Mayans, and their Ancestors (formerly tilted Mesoamerican Archaeology)
  • ANTH 27500 North American Archaeology
  • ANTH 29008 Archaeology Shakespeare’s World
  • ANTH 36400 From Equal to Unequal: New World Transformations (formerly titled New World Complex Societies)
  • ANTH 38800 Origins of Agriculture
  • ANTH 39000 Medieval Archaeology
  • ANTH 48200 Ethnoarchaeology

B = Biological Anthropology designation (1 course required)

  • ANTH 21100 Introduction to Primates
  • ANTH 25000 Human Variation: Race, Biology and Culture
  • ANTH 25500 Human Evolution
  • ANTH 26000 Sex and Gender (pending approval by the APC)
  • ANTH 29011 Human Monkey Interface
  • ANTH 31100 Primate Behavior and Ecology
  • ANTH 37700 Biology of Poverty
  • ANTH 38400 Forensic Anthropology
  • ANTH 41100 Primate Conservation

C = Cultural Anthropology designation (1 course required)

  • ANTH 20500 Contemporary Issues in Native America
  • ANTH 22500 South Asia: India and its Neighbors
  • ANTH 22600 East Asia: Gender and Identity
  • ANTH 22800 Critical Issues in Asian America
  • ANTH 24100 Modern Africa
  • ANTH 27000 North American Indians
  • ANTH 27300 Iroquois and their Neighbors
  • ANTH 27700 Native Americans and the Environment
  • ANTH 27800 Northeastern Native Americans
  • ANTH 28100 Anthropology of Hawai'i
  • ANTH 28300 Integrative Health Care in American Culture
  • ANTH 28600 Anthropology of the Paranormal
  • ANTH 28700 Ethnomusicology Lab
  • ANTH 29009 Global Mixed Race
  • ANTH 29010 Culture, Sex, and Gender
  • ANTH 34000 Aging and culture
  • ANTH 37000 Applied Anthropology
  • ANTH 37200 Native American Women and Culture
  • ANTH 37500 Environmental Anthropology
  • ANTH 37800 Anthropology of Music
  • ANTH 38300 Anthropology of the Body
  • ANTH 38900 Ethnomusicology Tutorial
     

THEORY (T) DESIGNATED COURSES (Majors are required to take two T designated courses).

  • ANTH 22500 South Asia: India and Its Neighbors
  • ANTH 25100 People, Plants and Culture
  • ANTH 26000 Sex and Gender
  • ANTH 28600 Anthropology of the Paranormal
  • ANTH 28800 Theory and Practice of Anthropology
  • ANTH 31100 Primate Behavior and Ecology
  • ANTH 36400 From Equal to Unequal: New World Transformations
                          (formerly titled New World Complex Societies)
  • ANTH 37500 Environmental Anthropology
  • ANTH 37000  Applied Anthropology
  • ANTH 37700 Biology of Poverty
  • ANTH 37800 Anthropology of Music
  • ANTH 38000 Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 38300 Anthropology of the Body
  • ANTH 38600 Hunter-Gatherers
  • ANTH 48200  Ethnoarchaeology