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Athabasca University

BA Anthropology Concentration

Regulations amended, effective September 1, 2015.

As a graduate of Athabasca University’s anthropology program, you will gain an in-depth appreciation for the four fundamental subfields within anthropology (archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology), and their strong interrelationships. In particular, you will gain familiarity with the sub-disciplines of archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology, which make up the current strengths of faculty and course offerings. The objectives of the anthropology program is to provide students with a broad understanding of the physical and cultural diversity of people throughout the world, leading to and fostering 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.

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Requirements in addition to the general program requirements for the 3-year BA with Concentration:

  1. A minimum of 36 credits in concentration courses including a minimum of 24 senior (300 or 400) level credits.
  2. 18 credits in the following designated Anthropology concentration core courses:
    ANTH 275 Faces of Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
    ANTH 272 Introduction to Archaeology (3)
    ANTH 277 The Archaeology of Ancient Peoples  
    ANTH 278 Human Evolution and Diversity (3)
    ANTH 354 Language and Culture (3)
    ANTH 402

    ANTH 476
    Ethnographic Research Methods

    Archaeology: Principles in Practice
    ANTH 434 History of Anthropological Thought (3)
  3. A minimum of 18 credits in the following designated Anthropology concentration elective courses:
    ANTH All ANTH courses
    SOSC 378 Human Sexualities (3)


Information effective Sept. 1, 2015 to Aug. 31, 2016.

Updated April 04 2016 by laurab

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