BA Honors and BA Major/Minor Requirements
44 BA Honors and BA Major/Minor Requirements
44.1.1 Honors in Anthropology
Admission requirements: See §15.2.2.
See §43.6 for Faculty regulations concerning the Honors Program.
The BA with Honors provides broad training in Anthropology and an opportunity to undertake independent work.
Honors in Anthropology requires a minimum of 48 and a maximum of 60 in Anthropology (at the junior and senior level), which must include ANTHR 206, 207, 208, and 209; one of ANTHR 415, 481, or 498; and ANTHR 499, which includes the requirement of an Honors research project. The Department recommends that students applying to the Honors research program should have already completed at least two of ANTHR 206, 207, 208, and 209. A minimum of 12 must be at the 400-level. Students are encouraged to take 3 in each of the four anthropological subdisciplines at the 300- or 400-level. The Honors Anthropology program does not have a minor requirement.
All Honors students must consult the Associate Chair (Undergraduate Programs) prior to registering.
Promotion from year to year requires a GPA of at least 3.0 with an average of at least 3.3 in Anthropology courses.
Graduation with Honors in Anthropology requires a graduation average of at least 3.0 with an average of at least 3.3 in Anthropology courses. Graduation with First Class Honors requires a minimum GPA of 3.7 on Anthropology courses beyond the junior level and 3.5 or better on all courses in the final year (last 30).
44.1.2 Combined Honors in Anthropology
Students may pursue a Combined Honors program in Anthropology and another discipline.
The common requirements in a Combined Honors program are the same as for other Honors programs (refer to §43.6).
A Combined Honors degree in Anthropology and another discipline requires a minimum of 36 at the junior and senior levels in Anthropology and a minimum of 36 in the other discipline. Requirements in Anthropology follow:
At least 30 must be at the senior level
ANTHR 206, 207, 208, 209, 499 (which includes the Honors research project), and one of 415, 481, or 498.
Note: A combined Honors Essay (INT D 520) is allowed with permission of the Honors Advisors.
Promotion and Graduation Requirements
In a Combined Honors program, students must meet the promotion and graduation standards of each Department. The requirements in Anthropology are outlined in §44.1.1.
44.1.3 Major and Minor in Anthropology
Degree of BA
A major in Anthropology offers a broad, holistic approach to the discipline yet allows specialization in one of the sub-areas: archaeology; biological anthropology; social/cultural anthropology; and linguistic anthropology. Courses at the 400-level offer substantial anthropological method and theory content. Students majoring in Anthropology should consult the Department regarding selecting required courses and options. The following are required to complete a major in Anthropology: ANTHR 206, 207, 208, 209; and one of 415, 481, or 498.
A minor in Anthropology requires the following: two of ANTHR 206, 207, 208, or 209; and 6 in Anthropology at the 300- or 400-level. Also see §43.3(4).