May 30, 2023
A Major in Anthropology leading to the B.A. degree requires completion of 34 credit hours of anthropology coursework.
Foreign Language Courses (0-4 credit hours)
Students majoring in Anthropology must complete either a 2000-level course in a foreign language that uses the Latin alphabet or a 1202-level course in a language that is not written in the Latin alphabet, or demonstrate proficiency at that level. Non-native speakers of English may complete the foreign language requirement by passing UWRT 1101 and UWRT 1102 or the equivalent.
Non-Latin Alphabet Courses
Major Courses (16 credit hours)
Major Elective Courses (18 credit hours)
Select 18 credit hours of ANTH elective courses, including at least 6 credit hours in cultural anthropology.
Cultural Anthropology Courses
- ANTH 2010 - Topics in Ethnography (3)
- ANTH 2111 - Peoples of Africa (3)
- ANTH 2112 - North American Indians (3)
- ANTH 2113 - Cultures of Russia and East Europe (3)
- ANTH 2114 - Indians of the Southeastern United States (3)
- ANTH 2115 - Culture and Society in the Middle East (3)
- ANTH 2116 - Contemporary Latin America (3)
- ANTH 2117 - Cultures of the Caribbean (3)
- ANTH 2121 - Comparative Family Systems (3)
- ANTH 2122 - Beliefs, Symbols, and Rituals (3)
- ANTH 2123 - Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)
- ANTH 2125 - Urban Anthropology (3)
- ANTH 2126 - World Population Problems (3) (W)
- ANTH 2127 - Environmental Anthropology (3)
- ANTH 2131 - Introduction to Peace, Conflict, and Identity Studies (3)
- ANTH 3112 - Globalization and Culture (3)
- ANTH 3113 - Economic Anthropology (3)
- ANTH 3116 - Cultures and Conflicts (3)
- ANTH 3117 - Narratives and Conflicts (3)
- ANTH 3122 - Culture, Health, and Disease (3) (W)
- ANTH 3124 - Food, Nutrition, and Culture (3)
- ANTH 3125 - Food and Globalization (3)
- ANTH 3132 - Aging and Culture (3) (W)
- ANTH 3135 - Origins of Globalization (3)
- ANTH 3136 - Globalization and Resistance (3)
- ANTH 4110 - American Ethnic Cultures (3)
- ANTH 4111 - Applied Anthropology (3) (SL)
- ANTH 4120 - Intercultural Communications (3)
- ANTH 4122 - Ethnographic Methods (3)
- ANTH 4131 - Culture, Pregnancy, and Birth (3)
Biological Anthropology Courses
Archaeological Anthropology Courses
Linguistic Anthropology Courses
Restricted Elective Courses (18 credit hours)
Select 18 credit hours of electives in related courses. Electives should be chosen from related disciplines or an approved minor in another discipline. Students should select courses in consultation with the department and/or their advisor.
Unrestricted Elective Courses
Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours
A GPA of at least 2.0 is required in the 34 hours of anthropology for the major. ANTH 4601 must be completed with a grade of C or above.
For details about the Honors Program in Anthropology, visit the program page .
Students should consult the department concerning internships and field schools in anthropology.
For the suggested course sequence toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at academics.uncc.edu. Consultation with an advisor is required.