The Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major advisor or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in the University Catalog and the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in the University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the "American Institutions Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in the University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See the Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 40-42 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

Major Core Courses: 19 units

5 courses required:

ANTH 301 Physical Anthropology 4.0 FA
ANTH 302 Archaeology 3.0 FA
ANTH 303 Cultural Anthropology 3.0 FS
ANTH 304 Language and Culture 3.0 FS
ANTH 485 Formal Methods for Anthro 3.0 SP

1 course selected from:

ANTH 496 History of Theory/Method Anth 3.0 FA WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ANTH 303.
ANTH 496H Hist of Theory/Meth - Honors 3.0 FA WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, ANTH 303, acceptance into the Honors Program.

Methods Courses: 6-8 units

2 courses selected from:

ANTH 380 Field Archaeology 4.0 F1
ANTH 466 Museum Exhibit Planning 3.0 SP
ANTH 467 Exhibit Res, Design, Install 3.0 FA
ANTH 478 Zooarchaeology: Vertebrate 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: ANTH 112 or ANTH 302.
ANTH 479 Zooarchaeology and Field Ecol 3.0 SM
Prerequisites: ANTH 112 or ANTH 302; permission of instructor required.

This course is also offered as BIOL 479.

ANTH 480 Advanced Field Archaeology 4.0 F1
Prerequisites: ANTH 380.
ANTH 481 Human Identification 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: ANTH 301.
ANTH 482 Laboratory Methods Archaeology 3.0 S2
ANTH 483 Field Methods in Ethnography 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: ANTH 303 or permission of instructor.
ANTH 484 Archaeological Site Surveying 3.0 F2
ANTH 495 Proseminar in Applied Anthro 3.0 S1
Prerequisites: ANTH 303 or permission of instructor.

Fields of Anthropology: 6 units

Select one course from any two of the following four subfields of Anthropology.

2 courses selected from:

Physical Anthropology

ANTH 411 Human Origins 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ANTH 111, ANTH 300, or ANTH 301.
ANTH 412 Human Variation 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ANTH 111, ANTH 300, or ANTH 301.
ANTH 414 Human Growth and Development 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ANTH 111, ANTH 300, or ANTH 301.
ANTH 415 Forensic Anthropology 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ANTH 111, ANTH 300, ANTH 301, or ANTH 311.

Archaeology

ANTH 420 Origins of Early Civilization 3.0 Inq
ANTH 421 Archaeology of North America 3.0 Inq
ANTH 422 Ancient Civilizations Mex/Peru 3.0 Inq
ANTH 423 Human Behavioral Ecology 3.0 Inq
ANTH 424 Calif Archaeology & Prehistory 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ANTH 112 or ANTH 302, or permission of instructor.
ANTH 425 Historical Archaeology 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ANTH 112 or ANTH 302, or permission of instructor.
ANTH 487 Heritage Resource Planning 3.0 Inq

Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 200 Cultures of Asia 3.0 FS * NW

This course is also offered as ASST 200.

ANTH 261 North American Indians 3.0 FS * Eth

This course is also offered as AIST 261.

ANTH 334 Body, Self and Emotion 3.0 Inq
ANTH 339 Cultural Images of Women 3.0 Inq NW

This course is also offered as WMST 339.

ANTH 362 California Indians 3.0 FA Eth

This course is also offered as AIST 362.

ANTH 363 Arctic Cultures 3.0 Inq
ANTH 367 Mesoamerican Indians 3.0 FA
ANTH 368 Indigenous People of Lat Amer 3.0 SP * NW
ANTH 376 African Cultures 3.0 Inq
ANTH 432 Anthropology of Religion 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ANTH 303 or RELS 480 or instructor's permission.
ANTH 435 Medical Anthropology 3.0 Inq
ANTH 437 Anthro/Development Issues 3.0 S2
ANTH 441 Anthropology of Power 3.0 Inq
ANTH 443 Visual Anthropology 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ANTH 303.
ANTH 445 Folklore 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: ANTH 303.
ANTH 451 Ethnolinguistics 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: ANTH 304 or permission of instructor.
ANTH 494 Proseminar in Anthropology 3.0 Inq

Museum Studies

ANTH 405 Museum Administration 3.0 FA
ANTH 444 Material Culture Studies 3.0 Inq
ANTH 461 Museum Collections Management 3.0 FA
ANTH 465 Conserv of Arch/Ethno Res 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Electives: 9 units

3 courses selected from:

Any upper-division Anthropology (ANTH) courses selected in consultation with your advisor.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total University offerings. You should consult with an advisor regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your University experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate advisor for specific information.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is a program of independent work in your major. It involves 6 units of honors course work completed over two semesters.

The Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with a faculty mentor in your area of interest on an original performance or research project. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the University for submission in professional journals, presentation at conferences, or competition in shows. Such experience is valuable for graduate school and later professional life. Your honors work will be recognized at your graduation, on your permanent transcripts, and on your diploma. It is often accompanied by letters of commendation from your mentor in the department or the department chair.

Some common features of Honors in the Major program are

1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. At least 3 of these units are independent study (399H, 499H) as specified by your department. You must complete each class with a minimum grade of B.

2. You must have completed 9 units of upper-division course work or 21 overall units in your major before you can be admitted to Honors in the Major. Check the requirements for your major carefully, as there may be specific courses that must be included in these units.

3. Your cumulative GPA should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5% of majors in your department.

4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5% of majors in your department.

5. Most students apply for or are invited to participate in Honors in the Major during the second semester of their junior year. Then they complete the 6 units of course work over the two semesters of their senior year.

6. Your honors work culminates with a public presentation of your honors project.

While Honors in the Major is part of the Honors Program, each department administers its own program. Please contact your major department or major advisor to apply.