Concentration Requirements

The Department of Anthropology offers students three programs of study: Archaeology, Social Anthropology, and a combined track that brings together both fields.

Basic Concentration Requirements (10 courses)

For Archaeology Concentrators
See also: at-a-glance concentration spreadsheet

  1. ANTH 1010: The Fundamentals of Archaeological Methods & Reasoning
  2. ANTH 97x: Sophomore Tutorial in Archaeology
  3. ANTH 98xa: Junior Tutorial in Archaeology
  4. One course in each of the seven subject areas:
    • Old World Archaeology
    • New World Archaeology
    • Topical/Method/Theory
    • Research Seminar (graduate level)
    • Archaeological Science
    • Social Anthropology
    • Biological or Human Evolution


For Social Anthropology Concentrators

  • ANTH 1600: Grounding the Global: Introduction to Social Anthropology
  • ANTH 1610: Ethnographic Research Methods
  • ANTH 97z: Sophomore Tutorial in Social Anthropology
  • ANTH 98za: Junior Tutorial in Social Anthropology

Elective Courses

  • Any four courses in Social Anthropology
  • One additional course in Social Anthropology or Archaeology
  • One related course offering in Anthropology, a social science field, or advanced foreign language


For Combined Archaeology and Social Anthropology Concentrators

Required Courses

  • ANTH 97z: Sophomore Tutorial in Social Anthropology
  • ANTH 97x: Sophomore Tutorial in Archaeology

Elective Courses

  • Any three Archaeology courses
  • Any three Social Anthropology courses
  • One course in human evolution or a Human Evolutionary Biology topic.
  • One reading and related course