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Anthropology Major

Anthropology Major

Regulations effective September 1, 2011.

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.

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Requirements in addition to the general program requirements for the 4-year BA with Major:

  1. A minimum of 45 credits from major courses including 30 senior (300 or 400) level credits (a minimum of 12, 400-level credits).
  2. 9 junior (200) level Anthropology credits.
  3. 3 senior-level credits in the history of Anthropology.
    ANTH 434 The History of Anthropological Thought (3)
  4. 6 senior-level credits in research methods. For example:
    ANTH 402 Ethnographic Research Methods (3)
    ANTH 476 Archaeology: Principles in Practice (3)
    SOSC 366 Research Methods in the Social Sciences (3)
  5. 3 senior-level credits in linguistic Anthropology. For example:
    ANTH 354 Language and Culture (3)
  6. Electives (select 24 credits from the following)
    ANTH All courses
    SOAN 384 The Family in World Perspective (3)
    SOSC 378 Human Sexualities (3)



















Information effective Sept. 1, 2011 to Aug. 31, 2012.

Updated March 19, 2012