Concentration Requirements, for students entering the concentration in 2017-18

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 98a: Junior Tutorial in Anthropology
  4. One archaeology research seminar (graduate level)
  5. Four additional Archaeology courses, any level                                                                   Course Categories: The five archaeology courses must fulfill the following course categories (These can be double counted). 1. Area: Old World archaeology course; 2. Area: New World archaeology course; 3. Topical/method/theory course; 4. Archaeological science course
  6. One related course: One additional course in archaeology or human evolution. This course must be approved by the DUS or ADUS
  7. One Social Anthropology course OR one course in human evolution or Human Evolutionary Biology topic


For Social Anthropology Concentrators

  • ANTH 1610: Ethnographic Research Methods
  • ANTH 97z: Sophomore Tutorial in Social Anthropology
  • ANTH 98a: Junior Tutorial in Anthropology

Elective Courses

  • Four Social Anthropology courses, any level
  • Two courses in Anthropology (Social Anthropology or Archaeology)
  • One related course: One additional course in Anthropology or in any social sciences field or advanced foreign language. Students may substitute a relevant course in humanities or science fields with approval from the DUS or ADUS.


For Combined Archaeology and Social Anthropology Concentrators

Required Courses

  • Anthropology 1010: Fundamentals of Archaeological Methods and Reasoning
  • Anthropology 1610: Ethnographic Research Methods 
  • ANTH 97x: Sophomore Tutorial in Archaeology
  • ANTH 97z: Sophomore Tutorial in Social Anthropology
  • ANTH 98a: Junior Tutorial in Anthropology

Elective Courses

  • Four additional Anthropology courses, any level
  • One related course: One additional course in Anthropology or a related discipline. This course must be approved by the DUS or ADUS.