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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology Major, B.A.


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College of Arts and Sciences


Department of Sociology and Anthropology


Anthropology Program Information


Box 70644
Johnson City, TN 37614-1707
423-439-4996
423-439-5313 (fax)

Chair: Leslie McCallister, Ph.D.
223C Rogers-Stout Hall
email: mccallis@etsu.edu
www.etsu.edu/cas/sociology/default.aspx

Anthropology is the study of humankind, in all of its facets, with a particular emphasis on cultures and evolution. The anthropological perspective is uniquely comparative and holistic. The ETSU anthropology department offers courses on cultural and physical anthropology as well as archaeology. Anthropology can prepare students to meet the demands of an increasingly globalized world and job market after graduation.

A student majoring in anthropology must complete 34 credit hours of approved courses. In addition to maintaining an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 in the major, a student must earn a minimum grade of C in each major core course. Students are strongly advised to complete ANTH 1240 , ANTH 1260 , and ANTH 1280  before enrolling in other required or elective anthropology courses. This major requires a minor.

General Program Information


To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements put forth by ETSU, by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels. Please follow the format below:

University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements


Total Credit Hours for Degree: 120


College of Arts and Sciences B.A. Degree Requirements


Students majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences must meet the following requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. Some requirements must be taken in addition to the General Education Core, whereas others specify which courses from the General Education Core must be taken.

Foreign Languages Completion of a foreign language course numbered 2020 or above with a grade of C- or better * **
   
Mathematics Specified General Education Core: MATH 1530  or MATH 1910 
   
Non-U.S. History 3 credit hours
   
Natural Sciences General Education Core
   
Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education Core

 

* International Students whose native language is not English, and whose admission to ETSU requires them to take a standardized test of English as a foreign language (e.g., TOEFL), may substitute scores that meet the admission requirements for the foreign language requirement.
** Consult the Literature and Language Department’s placement policy listed at  www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/documents/foreignlanguagerequirement.pdf and in the listing for Foreign Languages in this catalog.

 

TBR General Education Requirements: 41 - 42 Credit Hours


Below you will see the categories and courses specified under TBR General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a TBR General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, we only list those courses under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.
 

Communication


9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication.

Written Composition


Complete both of the following: 

Oral Communication


Complete one of the following:

Humanities and Fine Arts


9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.

History


6 credits, consisting of both of the following:

Natural Sciences


8 credits, consisting of two of the following (some require labs which are listed directly after the lecture):

(Note: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences must select 8 credit hours in a SINGLE laboratory science. Please see listing in College of Arts and Sciences B.S. Degree Requirements for options.)

Mathematics


Students will enroll in the appropriate general education math course during their first calendar year of enrollment at ETSU. Students required to complete learning support in mathematics must enroll in a learning support-designated section (L01-L99) of MATH 1530  during their first 15 hours at ETSU (not including summer) unless they are also required to complete learning support in reading or writing. Students needing learning support in reading or writing in addition to learning support in math should enroll in MATH 1530-Lxx immediately upon completing their other learning support requirements. Additional information may be found on the University Advisement Center website www.etsu.edu/uac/learningsupport/

Complete one of the following:

Guided Electives: 15 Credit Hours


Students must choose one course from each focus area:

Biology and Culture: 3 Credit Hours


Other Elective Course


Aside from the five required core courses and the four required focus area course electives, students must take one other elective course: students may choose one additional course from the focus areas listed above, one of the elective courses listed below, or a special topics course in anthropology.

Minor Requirements:18-27 Credit Hours


Electives: 12-21 Credit Hours


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