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- Minor Concentration in Anthropology
The concentration in Anthropology provides students with a better understanding of the human condition. Anthropologists view humans holistically-biologically, socially, and culturally. The emphasis of this program is on cultural anthropology. The study of anthropology is beneficial to students who consider careers in medicine, law, international relations, social work, education, health, gerontology, the arts, and numerous other careers. The concentration is designed to provide students with the theoretical background and critical thinking skills necessary for graduate study in anthropology and would be beneficial as a supplement to students in other social sciences. Anthropology can be combined with many other concentrations including environmental studies, biology, political science, psychology, philosophy, women's studies, international studies, area studies, fine arts, literature and history. It can be combined as a double concentration or as part of a planned interdisciplinary studies concentration, or as a minor concentration. This concentration is designed to leave room for students to take enough courses in another discipline according to the program they plan. Students who plan a double concentration or an interdisciplinary concentration should have one advisor from anthropology and one from the other concentration.
Available Options: Concentration in Anthropology; Minor in Anthropology.
CONCENTRATION IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Area Studies Courses are listed below. Courses listed under both area studies and electives may be used for one of these, but cannot be counted for both. Other courses offered at FAU may be used only with prior approval of the Concentration Advisor. We recommend that anthropology concentrators take ANT 2000, ANT 2410, and ANT 3212 before completing their upper-level coursework (i.e. 3000 and 4000 level courses).
AREA STUDY COURSES
Internship or Study Abroad: Students will take at least 3 credits in either an internship, study abroad, or fieldwork in anthropology.
Electives in Anthropology: Electives are listed below. At least two electives must be at the upper-division level. Other courses offered at FAU may be used only with prior approval of the Concentration Advisor. Students are also reminded that they need 45 upper-level (3000 or 4000-level) credits to graduate.
ELECTIVES IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Thesis Writing: Students may begin the thesis in anthropology (ANT 4970) after successful completion of the course Honors Research Methods, and Honors Theory in Anthropology. Students will select a thesis committee of at least two faculty; the primary thesis advisor must be an anthropology faculty member.
Minor Concentration in Anthropology
At least 50% of upper level credits must be from Honors College courses. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in coursework that counts for the minor.
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits|
|ANT 2000||Honors Introduction to Anthropology||3|
|ANT 2410||Honors Culture and Society||3|
|ANT 3212||Honors Peoples Around the World||3|
|One Area Studies Course (3000 or 4000 level)||3|
|One upper-level course with ANT prefix||3|
|Total Credits (minor concentration)||15|