May 30, 2023
The Concentration in Applied Anthropology is designed to equip anthropology majors with the skills needed for a career in applied anthropology, an area with growing employment opportunities. Applied anthropologists work in educational institutions, museums, zoos, health care organizations, non-profits, the business world, and elsewhere. Preparation for a career in applied anthropology involves developing a special set of job skills, in addition to a breadth of anthropological knowledge. Students who pursue a Concentration in Applied Anthropology complete coursework that will help them develop these skills.
The Concentration in Applied Anthropology does not require more coursework than the traditional major . Instead, it requires specific coursework. Both options require a total of 11 courses/34 hours in anthropology and 18 hours of related work.
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 (25 credit hours)
Plus, select one course in anthropological methods from the list below:
Major Elective Courses (9 credit hours)
Select three courses from the following areas:
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)
Quantitative Skills (3 credit hours)
Select one of the following:
Communication Skills (3 credit hours)
Select one of the following:
Interdisciplinary Skills (9 credit hours)
Select 9 credit hours of coursework outside of anthropology that focuses on a specific topic (e.g., health, education, public policy, business, political science, Latin America, Africa, Asia, etc.).
Technical Skills (3 credit hours)
Select 3 credit hours that equips students with technical skills necessary in their job area. Electives may include a course in GIS, computer programming, laboratory techniques, advanced language, etc.
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 .
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.