Advising for the Anthropology Major

NOTE: Scroll down to the bottom of this page for links to the following new courses

Fall Term 2022
ANTH 300 6056 - ● TOP: MIGRATION & HEALTH (D)

Winter Term 2023
ANTH 110 2042 - ● CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (G,D)
ANTH 300 2044 - ● TOP: ETHNOGRAPHY OF (POST)COLD (D)

Spring Term 2023
ANTH 500 4018 - ● TOP: THE GHOSTS OF OUR PAST

The anthropology major is organized to help students progress from building an understanding of the field of anthropology to developing the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake independent anthropological research. The foundation of the major is a three-course introductory sequence: ANTH 110: Cultural Anthropology; ANTH 120: World Prehistory; and ANTH 140: Biological Anthropology. Majors should take all three as early as possible, and preferably in their freshman year and at best no later than their sophomore year. 

There are four tracks through the anthropology major, each with its own set of methods and topical courses, as shown in the table below.  Majors should try to complete the 200-level methods course group in their track by the end of their sophomore year and must complete them prior to their Senior Experience.

NOTE: The Linguistic Anth track is suspended pending changes to the major.

    Cultural  Anthropology & General Track Linguistic Anthropology Track

Archaeology Track

Biological Anthropology Track
Methods

 Theory

 Statistics

 Knowledge

 and Skills

Anth 200

Anth 207

Anth 210

 

Anth 200

Anth 207

Anth 210

Anth 200

Anth 207

Anth 220*

Anth 222

Anth 422

Anth 200

Anth 207 or

Biol 170

Biol 130

Biol 150

 

Topics

Gateway

(300-400 level)***

3 upper-division Anthropology electives

Anth 330 or 331

Anth 430

1 additional upper-division Anthropology elective

 

2 upper- division Anthropology electives

2 upper-division Anthropology electives

2 Biology electives and 1 additional natural science elective (including at least one lab course)

  Advanced One 500-level seminar Anth 530 or 531 Anth 520 or 500-level seminar with approval Anth 540

 

*Or an approved field archaeology experience

**Ethnomusicology courses taught by Prof. Sonja Downing (listed under Musicology) also count as 300-level electives for anthropology majors.

The Senior Experience for anthropology majors consists of ANTH 401 Research Preparation in Anthropology, taken in the spring of the junior year; one Senior Experience foundation course consisting of any 6-unit 500- or 600-level course in anthropology taken in the senior year; and ANTH 699: Senior Experience in Anthropology (2 units) taken concurrently with the Senior Experience foundation course.

In addition to the formal course requirements we highly encourage students to study abroad for at least one term. Off-campus study programs with fieldwork experiences for anthropology majors include: The London Centre, and programs in India, CET Shanghai, Tanzania, Botswana, Senegal, Jordan, Costa Rica, and Australia.

For more information, contact the department chair: Carla Daughtry, Associate Professor of Anthropology.
For specific questions regarding the Archaeology track, contact Peter Peregrine, Professor of Anthropology.
For specific questions regarding the Biological Anthropology track, contact Mark Jenike, Associate Professor of Anthropology.
 

New Faculty in Anthropology!

Professor Kailey Rocker will join Anthropology in Fall 2022.  Dr. Rocker just earned her PHD in Anthropology this past May 8, 2022 from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In Professor Rocker's words: "My research and teaching bring together the ethnography of postsocialism and globalization with issues of justice, activism, body-politics, state-building, and memory politics. My dissertation, Translational Justice: Facing the Past to Take on the Present in Albania, explores the work of local nongovernmental organizations, state institutions, and young adults across Albania to confront the country's twentieth century past amidst the challenges of building and enacting a twenty-first century democracy."  Dr. Rocker's dissertation was awarded the UNC Anthropology Department’s 2022 Manning Award for the Best Dissertation in Sociocultural Anthropology.

For 2022-23, Professor Rocker will teach: 

Fall Term 2022
ANTH 110 6054 - ● CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (G,D)
ANTH 300 6056 - ● TOP: MIGRATION & HEALTH (D)

Winter Term 2023
ANTH 110 2042 - ● CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (G,D)
ANTH 300 2044 - ● TOP: ETHNOGRAPHY OF (POST)COLD (D)

Spring Term 2023
ANTH 210 4003 - ● RES METHODS IN CULTURAL ANTH
ANTH 500 4018 - ● TOP: THE GHOSTS OF OUR PAST