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DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY (ANT)

Professor Michael D. Murphy, Chairperson
Office: 19 ten Hoor Hall

The Department of Anthropology offers one academic major for students interested in archaeology, cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, or anthropological linguistics.

Requirements for the anthropology major. The major requires 30 hours, including ANT 102, ANT 107, ANT 210, ANT 270, and 18 additional hours distributed as follows:

A minimum of 12 hours at the 300 or 400 level must be earned on this campus.

Requirements for the anthropology minor. The minor requires 18 hours of anthropology courses, including 6 hours selected from ANT 100, ANT 102, ANT 107, ANT 210, and ANT 270, and 6 hours at the 300 or 400 level. A minimum of 6 hours at the 300 or 400 level must be earned on this campus.

A Suggested Sequence of Courses for the Anthropology Major
FRESHMAN YEAR
First Semester
CourseHours
ANT 1023
EN 1013
MATH13–4
Natural science4
Foreign language or computer science3–4
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16–17
Second Semester
CourseHours
ANT 1073
EN 1023
Fine arts23
Natural science4
Foreign language or computer science 3–4
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16–17
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
 
First Semester
CourseHours
ANT 2703
EN 205 or EN 20923
Humanities or fine arts23
Minor3
Computer science or elective3
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15
Second Semester
CourseHours
ANT 2103
EN 206 or EN 21023
History23
Minor3
Social and behavioral sciences23
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15
 
JUNIOR YEAR3
First Semester
CourseHours
ANT 436 or ANT 4403
Minor3
Social and behavioral sciences23
Electives6
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15
Second Semester
CourseHours
ANT 311, ANT 471, ANT 473,
  ANT 475, or ANT 476
3
Minor3
History or social and behavioral sciences23
Electives6
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15
 
SENIOR YEAR3
First Semester
CourseHours
ANT 319, ANT 367, ANT 368, ANT 370,
  ANT 408, ANT 409, ANT 424, ANT 427,
  ANT 429, or ANT 430
3
ANT 300- or 400-level elective3
Minor3
Electives6
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15
Second Semester
CourseHours
ANT 300- or 400-level elective3
ANT elective3
Minor3–6
Electives3–6
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15
 
Total: At least 120

1MATH course number is determined by placement. MATH 110 or higher is required.
2A maximum of 6 hours in any one department may be applied to the humanities, literature, and fine arts (HU, L, FA) and history and social and behavioral sciences (HI, SB) requirements.
3Six hours in courses designated W must be included in the junior or senior year. A minimum of 36 hours in 300- and 400-level courses, including 12 hours in the major and 6 hours in the minor, must be completed on this campus.

Graduate programs. The Department of Anthropology offers programs leading to the master of arts degree. The requirements for this degree are stated in the University of Alabama graduate catalog.

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