Anthropology Concentration, Global Studies, Bachelor of Arts - GSAN

Major Requirements (27–29 hours)

ANTH 253Survey I: Culture and Language3
ECON 251Principles of Macroeconomics3
HIST 104 World Civilization II3
POSC 206International Politics3
or POSC 207 Comparative Politics
GLST 495Senior Seminar in Global Studies3
Students who complete the GLST Comprehensive Exam must also take the following course or another methods course approved by the Department Chair:
GLST 364Global Research and Discovery3
Select the following Concentration:9-11
Total Credits27-29

Anthropology Concentration

Select three of the following:9-11
Survey II: Human Prehistory
Anthropology of Race and Racism
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Water, Culture & Sustainability
Special Topics (Archaeology)
Independent Study
Anthropological Internship
The Global Challenge of Infectious Diseases
Evolution 1
Economic Botany 1
Conservation Biology 1
Ecology 1
Transnational Feminisms
The Global Politics of International Development
Global Environmental Politics
Upper-level course taken by permission through an approved study abroad program
Total Credits9-11

Courses carry prerequisites not met through Global Studies requirements.

Advanced Writing Proficiency

Each student who completes this requirement in Global Studies will submit her written senior comprehensive project for evaluation.

Senior Comprehensive

A student who elects to complete her Senior Comprehensive requirement in Global Studies will carry out a research project grounded in a topic related to her area of concentration. She will develop and present a proposal during Senior Seminar in the fall of her senior year. The proposal will include a hypothesis or research question, the design of the study and methodologies to be used, significance of the question, and a bibliography. In the spring semester of senior year, Global Studies majors will make oral and written presentations of their projects to a committee comprised of faculty teaching within the concentration areas and/or the Global Studies core disciplines.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students can articulate the core ideas in anthropology—of evolution, culture, structure, function, and relativism—in analyzing the intersection of cultural systems and global processes.
  • Students can explain biological and cross-cultural approaches to global patterns of human behavior, social organization, and cultural ecology.
  • Students can articulate the value of anthropological methods as applied to global research questions.