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2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Anthropology (B.A.)


Return to: Part 5: Program Descriptions

Program: B.A
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences

Kettler Hall G11A ~ 260-481-6272 ~ www.ipfw.edu/anthropology


The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • Achieve familiarity with different cultures in at least two regions of the world
  • Know the major anthropological approaches to understanding the human condition
  • Be able to explain societies in a holistic manner
  • Achieve competency in writing
  • Demonstrate critical thinking
  • Acquire quantitative skills for analysis
  • Demonstrate a willingness to engage learning and scholarship as a life-long endeavor

Courses in anthropology provide an understanding of the nature of cultures and help you assess various explanations of human behavior; they also assist in the development of analytical and critical abilities. The curriculum is structured to include studies in the history and theory of anthropology, in four anthropological fields (ethnology, archeology, bioanthropology, and linguistics), in at least two different world ethnographic areas, and in topical specializations. The program helps you prepare for graduate study, for teaching, and for careers in which the understanding of various cultures is an asset.

Although a minor is not required for the B.A. with a major in anthropology, an outside concentration is recommended. Fifteen credits in history, political science, psychology, or sociology support the concentration.

To earn the B.A. with a major in anthropology, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the College of Arts and Sciences (see Part 4 ), and satisfactorily complete the following requirements:

IPFW General Education Requirements


Area I—Linguistic and Numerical Foundations


Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

  • Additional credits in Area II: 3

Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area VI—Inquiry and Analysis (not in ANTH) Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements


English Writing


Foreign Language


  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part B Credits: 14

Distribution


  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part C Credits: 9

Cultural Studies


  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part D Credits: 6

Core and Concentration (Major) Courses


  • Additional credits in anthropology courses, including two courses selected from Group A courses and two courses selected from Group B courses, below Credits: 15

General Elective Courses


  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120.

Total Credits: 120


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