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New Mexico State University

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Arts

MAJOR: Anthropology

The major in anthropology provides a broadly based education in the social and biological sciences. The undergraduate program prepares students for careers in many areas, such as cultural resource management (or contract archaeology), archaeological research, forensic sciences, health services, cross-cultural field work, community development programs and museum work. Anthropology students can continue for advanced degrees in teaching, museology, other social sciences and anthropology.

Requirements

Departmental Requirements

ANTH 301Cultural Anthropology

3 cr.

ANTH 315Introduction to Archaeology

3 cr.

ANTH 320Anthropological Linguistics

3 cr.

ANTH 350Anthropological Theory

3 cr.

ANTH 355Physical Anthropology

3 cr.

ANTH 399Professionalism & Practice in Anthropology

3 cr.

Nondepartmental Requirements

(A grade of C- or better must be earned.)

ENGL 218GTechnical and Scientific Communication

3 cr.

or

ENGL 318GAdvanced Technical and Professional Communication

3 cr.

 

MATH 210 or above

3 cr.

Electives

Sufficient to bring total credits to 120, including 48 upper-division.

Additional electives in anthropology to bring total credits in major to 36, including 27 upper-division.

Second Language

Students seeking the B.A. in Anthropology must meet the second language requirement. The requirement is considered satisfied when a student provides evidence that at least the 212 or 214 level of language proficiency has been attained.