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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Anthropology 070 Major Requirements  

Major Requirements


There are three options for completing a major in anthropology: a B.A. track in anthropology, a B.A. track in cultural anthropology, and a B.S. in evolutionary anthropology.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Anthropology

The B.A. track in anthropology trains students in the discipline's four traditional subfields: cultural, biological, linguistic anthropology, and archaeology, providing them with a holistic understanding of humans as biological, cultural, and linguistic beings, both in the present and the past. This track is intended for students who seek a comprehensive understanding of human cultural and physical diversity within a broad social, historical, and evolutionary framework.

Requirements for a major in anthropology. The degree code is 070.

Total number of required credits: 40 credits, of which at least 18 credits are at the 300 or 400 level.

Requirements for anthropology track

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: four courses required (16 credits)

01:070:101  Culture and Social Life

01:070:102  Introduction to Human Evolution

01:070:105  Introduction to Archaeology

01:070:108  Language, Culture, and Society 

300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES: one course in three of the four anthropology subdisciplines (9 credits):

300- OR 400-LEVEL CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY COURSES

01:070:302  Culture and the Environment

01:070:303  Wealth and Culture

01:070:304  Political Anthropology

01:070:305  Anthropology of Development

01:070:306  Space, Place, and Practice

01:070:307  Medical Anthropology

01:070:308  Anthropology of Religion

01:070:309  Visual Anthropology

01:070:311  History of Anthropology

01:070:317  Method and Analysis in Cultural Anthropology

01:070:318  Reading Ethnographic Writing

01:070:319  Anthropology and Human Rights

01:070:320  Diaspora, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States

01:070:321  Latino Ethnography

01:070:322  Anthropology of Islam

01:070:323  Women Writing Culture

01:070:324  Globalization, Sex, and Families

01:070:338  Culture, Wealth, and Power in Africa

01:070:360  Law, Justice, Rights

01:070:367  Anthropology Goes to the Movies

01:070:368  Media and Culture

01:070:370  Life and Death in Anthropological Perspective

01:070:371  The Politics of Culture

01:070:372  Body Politics

01:070:373  Visual Ethnography of Everyday Life

01:070:374  Localities and Global Systems

01:070:376  Power and Difference

01:070:378  The Anthropology of Gender

01:070:379  Gender and Power in Africa

01:070:380  Culture, Memory, History

01:070:389  Ethnography of Gender in South Asia

01:070:406  Rights and Wrongs of Indigenous Peoples

01:070:407  Documenting Latino Lives

01:070:408  Video Production Lab for Latino Lives

01:070:410  Explanation in Anthropology

01:070:417  Writing Ethnography

01:070:486  Gender Development, Environment: Policies, Politics, Perspectives

300- OR 400-LEVEL LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY COURSES

01:070:312  Language and Social Diversity

01:070:341  Language, Food, and Society

300- OR 400-LEVEL BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY COURSES

01:070:316  Quantitative Methods in Evolutionary Anthropology

01:070:325  Evolution and Culture

01:070:328  Evolution, Cooperation, and Conflict

01:070:329  Human Evolutionary Genetics

01:070:336  Primatology, Wildlife Ecology, and Conservation in Kenya

01:070:337  Field Methods and Analysis in Primatology in Kenya

01:070:345  Study Abroad - Applied Conservation and Ecosystem Management

01:070:346  Honors Study Abroad - Applied Conservation and Ecosystem Management

01:070:347  Study Abroad - Advanced Primate Behavior and Ecology

01:070:348  Primate Behavioral Ecology

01:070:350  Primatology and Human Evolution

01:070:356  Human Variation

01:070:358  Human Osteology

01:070:359  Human Osteology Laboratory

01:070:361  Hunters and Gatherers

01:070:362  Evolution of Human Diet

01:070:377  Evolution and Religion

01:070:390  Fossil Hominin Anatomy

01:070:398  Field Study in Paleoanthropology

01:070:402  Primate Conservation Biology

01:070:409  Primate Nutritional Ecology

01:070:422  Theories in Physical Anthropology

01:070:491  Capstone Colloquium in Evolutionary Medicine

300- OR 400-LEVEL ARCHAEOLOGY COURSES

01:070:313  Historical Archaeology

01:070:314  Prehistoric Funerary Archaeology

01:070:326  Life in the Pleistocene

01:070:327  Life in the Early Holocene

01:070:330  Archaeology of Australia

01:070:332  North American Archaeology

01:070:333  Colonial Archaeology

01:070:334  Field Study in Archaeology

01:070:335  Analysis of Archaeological Data

01:070:339  Caribbean Archaeology

01:070:391  Lithic Analysis in Archaeology

01:070:392  Faunal Analysis in Archaeology

01:070:393  Cultural Resource Management

01:070:394  Geological Context in Paleoanthropology

01:070:395  Quantification of Archaeological Data

01:070:404  Advanced Seminar in Archaeology

01:070:412  Topics in African Prehistory and Paleoanthropology

01:070:426  South African Archaeology

ELECTIVE COURSES: five courses required, of which at least three are at the 300 or 400 level (15 credits)

Honors in Anthropology credit, and one approved independent study course, may be used toward elective credit. No course may fulfill more than one subdisciplinary requirement. Credit may be given for courses in other departments if approved. All courses applied to this major must be completed with a grade of C or better.


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Cultural Anthropology

The B.A. track in cultural anthropology focuses on the issues, modes of inquiry, fieldwork strategies, methods of data collection and analysis, and forms of ethnographic representation that characterize contemporary cultural anthropology. The cultural anthropology track is intended for students interested in current cultural, social, and political issues, especially in understanding the relationship of global processes to new cultural forms and social inequalities. Students learn how cultural theory is integrated with empirical ethnographic research and how to balance knowledge of worldwide interconnections with in-depth knowledge of particular geographic regions (e.g., Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States). Students trained in cultural anthropology develop a unique set of skills enabling them to work successfully in many different cultural environments; a major in cultural anthropology also provides excellent preparation for students planning graduate training in anthropology or other disciplines, including professional training in law, teaching, and social work.

Requirements for cultural anthropology track

Total number of required credits: 40 credits

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: both required (8 credits)

01:070:101  Culture and Social Life

01:070:108  Language, Culture, and Society

GEOGRAPHIC AREA COURSES: two courses required (6 credits)

01:070:223  Anthropology of Latin America

01:070:238  Anthropology of Europe

01:070:242  Anthropology of the Middle East

01:070:243  Anthropology of Africa

01:070:244  Ethnographies of South Asia

01:070:246  Anthropology of Southeast Asia

01:070:248  Anthropology of China

01:070:250  Anthropology of the Contemporary United States

01:070:320  Diaspora, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States

01:070:338  Culture, Wealth, and Power in Africa

01:070:379  Gender and Power in Africa

01:070:389  Ethnography of Gender in South Asia

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON JUSTICE, INEQUALITY, AND DIFFERENCE: one course required (3 credits)

01:070:303  Wealth and Culture

01:070:304  Political Anthropology

01:070:305  Anthropology of Development

01:070:312  Language and Social Diversity

01:070:319  Anthropology and Human Rights

01:070:324  Globalization, Sex, and Families

01:070:360  Law, Justice, Rights

01:070:371  The Politics of Culture

01:070:372  Body Politics        

01:070:374  Localities and Global Systems

01:070:376  Power and Difference

01:070:378  The Anthropology of Gender

01:070:380  Culture, Memory, History

01:070:406  Rights and Wrongs of Indigenous Peoples

01:070:486  Gender, Development, Environment: Policies, Politics, Perspectives

METHODS AND ANALYSIS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: one course required (3 credits)

01:070:317  Method and Analysis in Cultural Anthropology

ELECTIVE COURSES: seven cultural anthropology courses required (21 credits)

01:070:111  Extinction

01:070:216  Anthropology and Contemporary Issues

01:070:217  Psychology and Culture

01:070:220  Food and Culture

01:070:222  Sexuality and Eroticism in Global Perspective

01:070:223  Anthropology of Latin America

01:070:225  Gender in Global Perspective

01:070:230  Anthropology of Native North Americans

01:070:238  Anthropology of Europe

01:070:242  Anthropology of the Middle East

01:070:243  Anthropology of Africa

01:070:244  Ethnographies of South Asia

01:070:246  Anthropology of Southeast Asia

01:070:248  Anthropology of China

01:070:250  Anthropology of the Contemporary United States

01:070:293  Current Issues in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology

01:070:294  Current Issues in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology

01:070:295  Current Issues in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology

01:070:302  Culture and the Environment

01:070:303  Wealth and Culture

01:070:304  Political Anthropology

01:070:305  Anthropology of Development

01:070:306  Space, Place, and Practice

01:070:307  Medical Anthropology

01:070:308  Anthropology of Religion

01:070:309  Visual Anthropology

01:070:311  History of Anthropology

01:070:312  Language and Social Diversity

01:070:317  Method and Analysis in Cultural Anthropology

01:070:318  Reading Ethnographic Writing

01:070:319  Anthropology and Human Rights

01:070:320  Diaspora, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States

01:070:321  Latino Ethnography

01:070:322  Anthropology of Islam

01:070:323  Women Writing Culture

01:070:338  Culture, Wealth, and Power in Africa

01:070:341  Language, Food, and Society

01:070:360  Law, Justice, Rights

01:070:367  Anthropology Goes to the Movies

01:070:368  Media and Culture

01:070:370  Life and Death in the Anthropological Perspective

01:070:371  Politics of Culture

01:070:372  Body Politics     

01:070:373  Visual Ethnography of Everyday Life

01:070:374  Localities and Global Systems

01:070:376  Power and Difference

01:070:378  The Anthropology of Gender

01:070:379  Gender and Power in Africa

01:070:380  Culture, Memory, History

01:070:389  Ethnography of Gender in South Asia

01:070:406  Rights and Wrongs of Indigenous Peoples

01:070:407  Documenting Latino Lives

01:070:408  Video Production Lab for Latino Lives

01:070:410  Explanation in Anthropology

01:070:417  Writing Ethnography

01:070:486  Gender, Development, Environment: Policies, Politics, Perspectives

Honors in Anthropology credit, and one approved independent study course, may be used toward the elective requirement. No course may fulfill more than one requirement. All courses applied to this major must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Evolutionary Anthropology

The B.S. degree in evolutionary anthropology is designed for students who plan to go to graduate school in archaeology, biological anthropology, paleoanthropology, geoarchaeology, or other related fields in human evolutionary studies (e.g., skeletal biology, forensic science, primatology). This option prepares students with a multidisciplinary, science-oriented background for careers in the field of evolutionary anthropology. This degree is also useful and desirable for careers in the medical sciences.

Requirements for evolutionary anthropology track

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: three courses required (070:102 and 105, and 201 or 212) (11 credits)

01:070:102  Introduction to Human Evolution

01:070:105  Introduction to Archaeology

01:070:201  Evolution and Human Behavior

01:070:212  The Life of Primates

STATISTICS COURSE: one course required (3 credits)

01:070:316  Quantitative Methods in Evolutionary Anthropology

01:070:395  Quantification of Archaeological Data

01:960:211  Statistics I

01:960:212  Statistics II

01:960:285  Introductory Statistics for Business

01:960:379  Basic Probability and Statistics

01:960:401  Basic Statistics for Research

BIOLOGY OR GEOLOGY COURSES: courses required in either subject (8 or 4 credits)

01:119:115  General Biology (4 credits) (formerly 01:119:101)

01:119:116  General Biology (4 credits) (formerly 01:119:102)

01:460:101  Introductory Geology (4 credits)

200 -- 400 LEVEL COURSES: One course in each of the six subdisciplines of evolutionary anthropology, of which four are at the 300- or 400-level (18 credits):

I. PRIMATOLOGY: one course required (3 credits)

01:070:212  The Life of Primates

01:070:336  Primatology, Wildlife Ecology, and Conservation in Kenya

01:070:337  Field Methods and Analysis in Primatology in Kenya

01:070:347  Study Abroad - Advanced Primate Behavior and Ecology

01:070:348  Primate Behavioral Ecology

01:070:350  Primatology and Human Evolution

01:070:402  Primate Conservation Biology

01:070:409  Primate Nutritional Ecology

II. SOCIAL EVOLUTION: one course required (3 credits)

01:070:201  Evolution and Human Behavior

01:070:325  Evolution and Culture

01:070:328  Evolution, Cooperation, and Conflict

01:070:356  Human Variation

01:070:361  Hunters and Gatherers

01:070:377  Evolution and Religion

III. SKELETAL BIOLOGY/HOMINID PALEONTOLOGY: one course required (3 credits)

01:070:215  Survey of Fossil Primates

01:070:358  Human Osteology

01:070:359  Human Osteology Laboratory

01:070:362  Evolution of Human Diet

01:070:390  Fossil Hominin Anatomy

01:070:398  Field Study in Paleoanthropology

IV. ARCHAEOLOGY: one course required (3 credits)

01:070:206  Survey of New World Prehistory

01:070:207  Prehistoric Archaeology of Europe

01:070:313  Historical Archaeology

01:070:314  Prehistoric Funerary Archaeology

01:070:326  Life in the Pleistocene

01:070:327  Life in the Early Holocene

01:070:330  Archaeology of Australia

01:070:332  North American Archaeology

01:070:333  Colonial Archaeology

01:070:334  Field Study in Archaeology

01:070:335  Analysis of Archaeological Data

01:070:339  Caribbean Archaeology

01:070:391  Lithic Analysis in Archaeology

01:070:392  Faunal Analysis in Archaeology

01:070:393  Cultural Resource Management

01:070:404  Advanced Seminar in Archaeology

01:070:412  Topics in African Prehistory and Paleoanthropology

01:070:415  Prehistoric Archaeology of New Jersey

01:070:426  South African Archaeology

V. GEOARCHAEOLOGY/PALEOECOLOGY: one course required (3 credits)

01:070:213  Environment and Human Evolution

01:070:351  Fieldwork in Paleoecology

01:070:352  Practicum in Geoarchaeology

01:070:394  Geological Context in Paleoanthropology

01:460:340  Sedimentary Geology

01:460:396  Geochronology in Geosciences and Anthropology

VI. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETICS: one course required (3 credits)

01:070:240  Introduction to Molecular Evolutionary Anthropology

01:070:329  Human Evolutionary Genetics

ELECTIVE COURSES: four or five courses in evolutionary anthropology required (10 or 14 credits)

01:070:111  Extinction

01:070:201  Evolution and Human Behavior

01:070:206  Survey of New World Prehistory

01:070:207  Prehistoric Archaeology of Europe

01:070:212  The Life of Primates

01:070:213  Environment and Human Evolution

01:070:215  Survey of Fossil Primates

01:070:218  Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

01:070:240  Introduction to Molecular Evolutionary Anthropology

01:070:296  Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology

01:070:297  Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology

01:070:298  Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology

01:070:313  Historical Archaeology

01:070:314  Prehistoric Funerary Archaeology

01:070:316  Quantitative Methods in Evolutionary Anthropology

01:070:325  Evolution and Culture

01:070:326  Life in the Pleistocene

01:070:327  Life in the Early Holocene

01:070:328  Evolution, Cooperation, and Conflict

01:070:329  Human Evolutionary Genetics

01:070:330  Archaeology of Australia

01:070:332  North American Archaeology

01:070:333  Colonial Archaeology

01:070:336  Primatology, Wildlife Ecology, and Conservation in Kenya

01:070:337  Field Methods and Analysis in Primatology in Kenya

01:070:339  Caribbean Archaeology

01:070:345  Study Abroad - Applied Conservation and Ecosystem Management

01:070:346  Honors Study Abroad - Applied Conservation and Ecosystem Management

01:070:348  Primate Behavioral Ecology

01:070:350  Primatology and Human Evolution

01:070:351  Fieldwork in Paleoecology

01:070:352  Practicum in Geoarchaeology

01:070:356  Human Variation

01:070:358  Human Osteology

01:070:359  Human Osteology Laboratory

01:070:361  Hunters and Gatherers

01:070:362  Evolution of Human Diet

01:070:364  Sex Roles and Social Structure

01:070:377  Evolution and Religion

01:070:390  Fossil Hominin Anatomy

01:070:391  Lithic Analysis in Archaeology

01:070:392  Faunal Analysis in Archaeology

01:070:393  Cultural Resource Management

01:070:394  Geological Context in Paleoanthropology

01:070:395  Quantification of Archaeological Data

01:070:397  Practicum in Vertebrate Paleontology

01:070:398  Field Study in Paleoanthropology

01:070:402  Primate Conservation Biology

01:070:404  Advanced Seminar in Archaeology

01:070:409  Primate Nutritional Ecology

01:070:412  Topics in African Prehistory and Paleoanthropology

01:070:415  Prehistoric Archaeology of New Jersey

01:070:422  Theories in Physical Anthropology

01:070:426  South African Archaeology

Honors in Anthropology credit, and one approved independent study course, may be used toward elective credit. No course may fulfill more than one requirement. Credit may be given for courses in other departments if approved. All courses applied to this major must be completed with a grade of C or better.

 
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