Undergraduate Programs
Anthropology Major

Regulations effective January 1, 2010

As a graduate of Athabasca University's Anthropology program, you will become familiar with the four fundamental subfields within Anthropology (archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology), and their strong interrelationships. As well, you will gain a broad understanding of the physical and cultural diversity of people throughout the world, leading you to adopt a comparative and holistic approach to understanding and appreciating humanity, past and present.

Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

Requirements within the 120 credits required for the four-year BA with major.
A minimum of 45 credits from major courses including 30 senior (300 or 400) level credits (a minimum of 12, 400-level credits).
9 junior (200) level Anthropology credits.
3 senior-level credits in the history of Anthropology.
ANTH 434 The History of Anthropological Thought (3)

6 senior-level credits in research methods. For example:

ANTH 402 Ethnographic Research Methods
ANTH 476 Archaeology: Principles in Practice (3)
SOSC 366 Research Methods in the Social Sciences (3)
3 senior-level credits in linguistic Anthropology. For example:
ANTH 354 Language and Culture (3)

Electives (select 24 credits from the following)

ANTH All courses  
SOAN 384 The Family in World Perspective (3)
SOSC 378 Human Sexualities (3)
  Anthropology Minor  
1.   30 credits in courses designated as Anthropology including a minimum of 15 senior-level (300 or 400) credits.  
2.   12 credits core: ANTH 275, 277, 278, and 354.  
3.   3 credits in research methods: ANTH 402, ANTH 476, and SOSC 366.  
4.   15 credits of electives as listed in the major.  

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