Concentration Requirements, for students entering the concentration in 2019-20 (and beyond)

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

  1. Archaeological Method and Theory. Ordinarily met with GenEd 1105 (after Fall 2019) or Anthro 1010 (prior to Fall 2019)
  2. ANTH 97x: Sophomore Tutorial in Archaeology (Spring term)
  3. ANTH 98a: Junior Tutorial in Anthropology (Fall term)
  4. Five additional Archaeology courses, any level 
  5. One Social Anthropology course
  6. One course related to Human Evolution. This course must be approved by the DUS or ADUS.

Additional Information:

  • Pass/Fail: Two courses may be taken Pass/Fail and counted toward the concentration. All Anthropology tutorials are letter-graded.
  • Statistics/Archaeological Science: Concentrators in Archaeology are encouraged to take courses in statistics, archaeological science and/or computer science (including GIS). Competence in handlling quantative data is extremely important in anthropological research, and such competence is best obtained through formal training in statistics and scientific methods.
  • Study and Research Abroad: If a student has received Harvard degree credit for courses taken in a Harvard-approved oversees studies program, the student may petition the DUS and ADUS for permission to count these courses towards Archaeology concentration requirements.
  • Field Experience: Archaeology concentrators are required to participate in a field experience. While this is not a course requirement, it may be completed by having an experience, traning, or internship, including museum internships, for which there is not credit given. 


For Social Anthropology Concentrators

  1. ANTH 1610: Ethnographic Research Methods (fall term)
  2. ANTH 97z: Sophomore Tutorial in Social Anthropology (spring term)
  3. ANTH 98a: Junior Tutorial in Anthropology (fall term)
  4. Four Social Anthropology courses, any level
  5. Two courses in Anthropology (Social Anthropology or Archaeology)
  6. 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. 
Additional Information:
  • Pass/Fail: one course may be taken Pass/Fail and counted toward the concentration. This will ordinarily be in the relatec course category. All Anthropology tutorials are letter-graded.  
  • Study and Research Abroad: If a student has received Harvard degree credit for courses taken in a Harvard-approved oversees studies program, the student may petition the DUS and ADUS for permission to count these courses towards Social Anthropology concentration requirements.

 


For Combined Archaeology and Social Anthropology Concentrators

Required Courses

  1. Archaeological Method and Theory. Ordinarily met with GenEd 1105 (after Fall 2019) or Anthro 1010 (prior to Fall 2019)
  2. Anthropology 1610: Ethnographic Research Methods (fall term)
  3. ANTH 97x: Sophomore Tutorial in Archaeology (spring term)
  4. ANTH 97z: Sophomore Tutorial in Social Anthropology (spring term) 
  5. ANTH 98a: Junior Tutorial in Anthropology (fall term) 
  6. One course in Archaeology
  7. One course in Social Anthropology
  8. One course in Archaeology or Social Anthropology
  9. One course in Archaeology or Social Anthropology. Graduate Research Seminar (2000-leve) encouraged, but not requried
  10. One related course: one additional course in Anthropology or a related discipline, Human Evolutionary Biology, or human evolution. This course must be approved by the DUS or ADUS. 

 

Additional Information:

  • Pass/Fail: Two courses may be taken Pass/Fail and counted toward the concentration. All Anthropology tutorials are letter-graded
  • Statistics/Archaeological Science: Concentrators in combined Archaeology and Social Anthropology are encouraged to take courses in statistics, archaeological science and/or computer science (including GIS). Competence in handlling quantative data is extremly important in anthropological research, and such competence is best obtained through formal training in statistics and scientific methods.
  • Study and Research Abroad: If a student has received Harvard degree credit for courses taken in a Harvard-approved oversees studies program, the student may petition the DUS and ADUS for permission to count these courses towards Archaeology concentration requirements.