All of the following courses: (16 quarter hours) ANT 201 Ethnographic Research Methods, ANT 202 Archaeological Methods, ANT 203 Professionalism and Ethics in Anthropology and ANT 204 Lineages of Culture Theory
Two of the three courses in applied practice: (8 quarter hours) ANT 322 Community-based Applied Practice, ANT 328 International Applied Practice, and/or ANT 330 Client-based Applied Practice. All of these courses have ANT 201 and ANT 203 as prerequisites.
One course from each of these four categories (16 quarter hours) urban culture, material culture, contemporary cultural research and world ethnography. The courses that fulfill these categories are listed under the department's course descriptions.
ANT 396 (4 quarter hours) Senior Seminar: The Anthropological Life
Anthropological research makes extensive use of language skills because of the opportunity it presents for cultural learning. Students are encouraged to study at least one language to the point of functional fluency if they wish to become professional anthropologists. The minimum requirement for the major is completion of a language-based study abroad program of ten or more weeks duration. If the student is unable to participate in such a program, they can complete the requirement by studying the language with coursework through the end of the second year (Courses numbered 106). Study abroad programs at other universities may be used as long as half of the credits earned in are in language-based courses.
Depending on previous course work, students may place out of the requirement entirely by scoring high on the university's placement exam. Heritage speakers of a language other than English must also take the university's test. For languages for which no test is available, consult the chair of the modern languages department. Even when the minimum of the language requirement is met, all majors are strongly encouraged to participate in a study abroad program that allows them to live in a community where English is not spoken and to seek instruction in a third or fourth language.