ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 26, 2019  
ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology, B.S.

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Total number of hours for the program: 120. Students must meet all of the requirements indicated including a second major, minor or other approved program.

Liberal Studies Hours: 42

Liberal Studies Program Requirements 

Major Requirements (36 hours)

The major requires 36 hours as follows:  Nine hours of Anthropology Core courses, nine hours of Perspective courses from three categories (sociocultural/linguistic; archeology, and bio-anthropology), and 18 hours of Anthropology Program Electives are required in the major.  Students must also finish an approved Engaged Learning Experience to complete the requirements for the degree.  Each student is required to work with his/her departmental advisor to enter into an Engaged Learning Requirement Contract no later than the end of drop/add period in the semester prior to their graduating semester and must complete the contract no later than the last day of classes of the semester prior to their graduating semester.  This contract will detail the specific activities to be undertaken and corresponding deliverable to be produced during the experience.  Engaged Learning Experiences may be associated with a travel course, independent study, internship, designated Engaged Learning course, or an independent engaged learning experience, but the timely completion of an Engaged Learning Requirement Contract is required.

Anthropology Perspectives (9 hours)

Must take at least one course in each category.

Anthropology Program Electives

Electives (18 hours) selected from sophomore, junior, and senior level anthropology courses.  Students may use up to 6 hours of Native American Studies (NAS) courses as program electives.

Additional Program Requirements (42 hours)

To complete the program, 42 hours are required, including a second major, minor, or other approved program.  Students must take at least 30 hours at the junior-senior level at WCU to satisfy general degree requirements.

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