The course of study in Social Anthropology requires a minimum of sixteen four-credit courses, at least twelve of which must be in anthropology. See the Anthropology program of study page on the GSAS website for a more detailed presentation of social anthropology program objectives and student expectations.
The twelve required four-credit courses include:
- Genealogies of Social Anthropology at Harvard (Anthropology 2900)
- Theories of the Social (Anthropology 2910)
- Anthropological Research Methods (Anthropology 3628)
- Research Design/Proposal Writing (Anthropology 3626)
- A two-credit course, Pedagogy in Anthropology (Anthropology 3636)
Four-credit courses on the ethnography of one’s area of specialization and in one of the Program’s Foundational Disciplinary Electives, are strongly recommended. A four-credit course in archaeology is also recommended but not required.
First-year students must attain at least a B+ in each of the proseminars.