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Anthropology Department

BA - Anthropology


Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements47
Core Lower Division General Education27
Of the 39 units required by the university, 12 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education9
Of the 9 units required by the university, 0 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM63
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. U.S. History and GovernmentM63
HIST 015B. U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM63
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement3
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
Preparation for the Major3
Complete three units from:
SOCS 015. Statistical Applications in the Social SciencesB43
SOCI 015. Statistical Applications in the Social SciencesB43
SOCI 102. Introduction to Statistics3
STAT 095. Elementary StatisticsB43
GEOG 012. Global GeographyD23
UNVS 015C or UNVS 016C may be used in lieu of the statistics course required by this major through the Summer 2016.
Requirements of the Major42
Core Courses15
ANTH 011. Cultural AnthropologyD13
ANTH 012. Introduction to Human EvolutionB23
ANTH 013. Archaeology3
ANTH 131. Theories of Culture3
ANTH 191. Frontiers of Anthropology3
Research Methods3
Complete three units from:
ANTH 149. Ethnographic Methods3
ANTH 155. Human Osteology3
ANTH 157. Forensic Anthropology3
ANTH 167. Archaeological Laboratory Methods3
ANTH 168. Archaeological Methodology3
ANTH 169. Archaeological Site Excavation3
Cultural Anthropology6
Complete six units from:
ANTH 102. Silicon Valley Connections3
ANTH 105. Applied Anthropology3
ANTH 108. Medical Anthropology3
ANTH 109. Kids, Teens, and Culture3
ANTH 125. Urban Anthropology3
ANTH 130. Kin, Kith, and Community: The Anthropology of Social Organization3
ANTH 132. Creating Built Worlds3
ANTH 133. Organizational Cultures3
ANTH 134. Systemic Leadership3
ANTH 135. Behavioral Systems3
ANTH 136. Thought Control in Contemporary Society3
ANTH 141. Culture and Gender3
ANTH 142. Culture in Mind3
ANTH 143. Culture and Adaptation3
ANTH 144. The Great Recession & American Dreams3
ANTH 148. Religion and Anthropology3
ANTH 149. Ethnographic Methods3
ANTH 173. Culture Through Film3
ANTH 175. Anthropology of Native America3
ANTH 176. Indians of California3
ANTH 177. Anthropology of Asia3
ANTH 178. Anthropology of Latin America3
ANTH 179. Anthropology of Mexico3
Archeology6
Complete six units from:
ANTH 143. Culture and Adaptation3
ANTH 161. Old World Civilizations3
ANTH 162. Inca, Aztec and Maya Civilization3
ANTH 163. Coastal and Island Societies3
ANTH 164. Prehistory of North America3
ANTH 165. Historical Archaeology3
ANTH 166. Chiefdoms, States, & Empires3
ANTH 167. Archaeological Laboratory Methods3
ANTH 168. Archaeological Methodology3
ANTH 169. Archaeological Site Excavation3
Physical Anthropology6
Complete six units from:
ANTH 151. Modernity and Disease3
ANTH 152. Human Origins3
ANTH 153. Human Variation and Behavior3
ANTH 154. Monkeys, Apes and Humans3
ANTH 155. Human Osteology3
ANTH 156. Bioarchaeology3
ANTH 157. Forensic Anthropology3
ANTH 159. Mummies3
Anthropology Electives6
All current upper-division anthropology course and any of the following courses as appropriate and with approval of advisor.
Double major and second baccalaureate requirements are the same as for the regular major except only 6 upper division anthropology electives are needed for a total of 30 units.
ANTH 180. Individual Studies1-4
ANTH 184. Directed Reading1-4
ANTH 187. Special Topics3
ANTH 190. Designing Research3
ANTH 195. Anthropology Practicum1-6
University Electives28

Total Units:120