CURRENT 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 26, 2019  
CURRENT 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Anthropology, BA

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

Liberal Studies (42 hours)

Liberal Studies Program Requirements  

Major Requirements (36 hours)

The major requires 36 hours as follows: Six hours of Language courses, nine hours of Anthropology Core courses, nine hours of Perspective courses from three categories (sociocultural/linguistic, archaeology, and bioanthropology) and 12 hours of Anthropology Program Electives are required in the major. Students may also finish an approved Engaged Learning Experience.  Each student has the option of working with their departmental advisor to enter into an Engaged Learning Requirement Contract.  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.

Language Requirement

MFL 231, 232, or 240 credits:  (6)

Anthropology Perspectives (9 hours)

Must take at least one course in each category.

Anthropology Program Electives

Electives (12 hours) selected from sophomore, junior and senior level anthropology courses.  Students may use up to six 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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