Anthropology

  • ANTH

    What is Anthropology?

    The Bachelor of Science with a major in Anthropology provides students with a solid foundation of disciplinary knowledge that prepares them for diverse professional employment opportunities and graduate school. The Anthropology major encompasses a broad education about human biological, behavioral, and cultural stability and change and the comparative study of contemporary societies and cultures around the planet. Majors will take courses in cultural theory and practice, physical anthropology, and archaeology, in addition to foundational courses in the field of anthropology.

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    Admission Requirements


    None

    Any student admitted to KSU as a degree-seeking undergraduate may declare this major directly in Owl Express.

    Special General Education Requirements


    Students must take STAT 1401 in either Area A2 or Area D1.

    Related Minors or Certificates Available


    Sample Classes


    • This course surveys the historical development of anthropological theory. It emphasizes the major theories and theoreticians in the discipline of anthropology and their importance for understanding contemporary anthropological research.

    • Archeology is the subfield of anthropology that has as its goal the understanding of the human past by studying the material remains that people leave. This course covers the history, goals, methods, and theoretical base of current technology. Cultural resource management is introduced as well.

    • A comparative survey of culture and social organization in various regions of the world with a focus on contemporary social problems, cultural change and adaptation.

    • This laboratory class provides an overview to the field of forensic anthropology for undergraduates. Forensic anthropology is an applied field of physical anthropology that seeks to recover, identify, and evaluate human skeletal remains within a medico-legal context. This generally includes the determination of an unidentified individual’s sex, age, ancestry, stature, and in many cases, circumstances surrounding death.

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