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B.A. in Anthropology

Degree Requirements

The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.

General Education

Requirement Hours Description
First Year Writing I 3 Complete Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.
First Year Writing II 3 Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.
6 hrs literature survey 6 Complete 6 hours of literature survey with a passing grade. Choose from the following courses: Engl 221, Engl 222, Engl 223, Engl 224, Engl 225, or Engl 226.
6 hrs modern/ancient language 200+ 6 Successfully complete at least 6 hours at the 200 level or above in one modern or ancient language.
6 hrs history 6 Complete 6 hours in History (HST) course work with a passing grade.
3 hrs humanities 3 Successfully complete 3 hours in one of the following areas: African-American studies; classical civilization; environmental studies (Envs 101); gender studies (G St 201, 202, 301, 304, 333, 350, 353, 391, 402); philosophy; religion; Southern studies (S St 101, 102). In addition, gender studies courses that are cross-listed with African American studies, classical civilization, English, modern languages, philosophy, or religion courses will satisfy this requirement.
6 hrs social science 6 Successfully complete 6 semester hours in anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, or sociology.
3 hrs fine arts 3 Complete 3 hours in the area of fine or performing arts. Choose from art history, music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. Acceptable freshman or sophommore-level courses are: AH 101, AH 102, AH 201, AH 202; Music 101, Music 102, Music 103, Music 104, Music 105; Dance 200; and Theatre 201.
3 hrs math 100+ 3 Successfully complete 3 hours of Math at the 100 level or above except for Math 245 and Math 246.
9-12 hrs science 9 Complete a full year of science course work in one subject area (6-8 hrs) and complete 3 credit hours in a subject area from another department. Courses may be chosen from the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology and Geological Engineering, or Physics and Astronomy. Note that a student taking the required 6 hours of one subject (astronomy or physics) from the Department of Physics and Astronomy must take the remaining 3 hours from another department.
2 associated science labs 8 Successfully complete at least two science laboratory courses.

Major Requirements

Requirement Hours Description
Anth 303 3 Anth 303: Cultural Anthropology
Anth 304 3 Anth 304: Biological Anthropology
Anth 305 3 Anth 305: Archaeology
Anth 409 3 Anth 409: Anthropological Theory
Anth 320, 335, 390, 391, 392, 393, 405, 406, 407, 408, 412, 413 6 Anth 335: Archaeological Field Session, Anth 320: Archaeozoology:  Animal Use in History, Anth 412: Ceramic Analysis, Anth 413: Public Archaeology: Theory and Method, Anth 375: Archaeology and Technology, Anth 393: Ethnographic Field Methods Abroad, Anth 392: Field Study: Culture of the Andes, Anth 407: Methods in Ethnography, Anth 405: Human Osteology, Anth 406: Methods in Ethnohistory, Anth 408: Laboratory Methods in Archaeology, Anth 390: Bioarchaeology Abroad, Anth 391: Archaeological Field Session Abroad
Anthropology residency hrs 12 Students must earn at least 12 hours of their major courses in residence.
Anth electives 12 Anth 321: Primitive Religion, Anth 362: Peoples of Near East, Anth 373: Cultures of Bronze Age, Anth 375: Cultures of the Iron A, Anth 405: Cult/Soc/Personaity, Anth 411: Archaeological Theory, Anth 419: Latin-American Culture, Anth 433: Arch of Old Testament, Anth 435: Arch of New Testament, Anth 501: Adv Gen Anthropology, Anth 521: Near East Myth/Insrptn, Anth 531: Adv Biblical Arch, Anth 542: Indiv Study Project, Anth 575: Arch Survey Tech, Anth 587: Primitive Art, Anth 551: Anthropology Seminar, Anth 561: Field Meth-Archaeology, Anth 383: Iron Age-Sub-Sahar Afr, Anth 563: Fld Meth-Old Wrld Arch, Anth 332: Early Medieval Art and Archaeology, Anth 404: Southern Folklore, Anth 511: Cross-Cultural Studies in Ethnography I, Anth 512: Cross-Cultural Studies in Ethnography II, Anth 527: Indians of South America, Anth 541: Individual Study Project, Anth 595: Seminar in Linguistics, Anth 103: Topics in Anthropology, Anth 301: History of Culture, Anth 303: Cultural Anthropology, Anth 307: Peoples of Africa, Anth 313: Introduction to Linguistic Science, Anth 323: Indians of North America, Anth 325: Indians of Middle America, Anth 327: Indians of South America, Anth 334: Introduction to Field Work Techniques, Anth 335: Archaeological Field Session, Anth 311: Topics in Anthropology, Anth 315: The African Diaspora, Anth 314: Islam and Global Politics, Anth 328: Culture & Society in Latin America, Anth 342: Osteology Directed Study, Anth 320: Archaeozoology:  Animal Use in History, Anth 316: Rise and Fall of the Mississippian World, Anth 365: Economic Anthropology, Anth 360: Political Ecology, Anth 398: Topics in Anthropology, Anth 542: Osteology Directed Study, Anth 415: Historical Archaeology, Anth 670: Adv. Archaeology of Political Systems, Anth 412: Ceramic Analysis, Anth 612: Advanced Ceramic Analysis, Anth 370: Archaeology of Political Systems, Anth 324: North American Archaeology, Anth 403: Empire and Revolution, Anth 611: Adv. Anthropology of Politics & Power, Anth 603: Studies in Empire and Revolution, Anth 318: Archaeology of Mississippi and the South, Anth 613: Public Archaeology: Theory and Method, Anth 618: Archaeology of Mississippi and the South, Anth 413: Public Archaeology: Theory and Method, Anth 104: Introduction to Geography, Anth 414: Legal Anthropology, Anth 202: Cultures Around the World, Aas 316: The African Diaspora, Anth 509: Language Evolution, Anth 349: Medical Anthropology, Anth 393: Ethnographic Field Methods Abroad, Anth 392: Field Study: Culture of the Andes, Anth 407: Methods in Ethnography, Anth 353: Language and Culture, Anth 552: Anthropology Seminar, Anth 431: Arch of Old Testament, Anth 341: Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries, Anth 309: Indians of Mississippi and the South, Anth 317: Indians on the Southern Frontier, Anth 326: Archaeology of Maya Civilization, Anth 409: Anthropological Theory, Anth 319: Environmental History of the South, Anth 329: Archaeol. & Ethnohistory of Aztec Empire, Anth 337: Anthropology of Blues Culture, Anth 331: American Indians and the Natural World, Anth 333: The Mississippian Shatterzone, Anth 330: Environmental Anthropology, Anth 336: Viking Art and Archaeology, Anth 306: Archaeology of the Ancient Celts, Anth 405: Human Osteology, Anth 406: Methods in Ethnohistory, Anth 312: Muslims in the West, Anth 408: Laboratory Methods in Archaeology, Anth 572: Quantitative Anthropology, Anth 102: Intro to Archaeology & Biological Anth, Anth 302: Anthropological Films, Anth 304: Biological Anthropology, Anth 394: Mesoamerican Art, Anth 101: Introduction to Anthropology, Anth 390: Bioarchaeology Abroad, Anth 391: Archaeological Field Session Abroad, Anth 308: Archaeology of Death and Burial, Anth 506: Methods in Ethnohistory, Anth 507: The Archaeology of Landscape, Anth 310: Peoples of the Pacific, Anth 305: Archaeology
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