Requirements

Course Requirements for the Major

Major Requirements:

1) ANTH 101, Cultural Anthropology

2) One of the following: ANTH103, Introduction to Archaeology, or AM/AN 222, Archaeology and Colonial Entanglements in North America

3) Encountering Community: Ethnographic Fieldwork and Community-Engaged Learning

4) ANTH 333, Culture and Interpretation

5) ANTH 441, History of Anthropological Theory

6) ANTH 458, Senior Thesis, to be taken during the winter semester of the senior year

7) At least five other courses in anthropology. These may include one or two department-approved courses taken in another department or program at Bates or in a study abroad program.

Course Requirements for the Minor

Minor Requirements:

1) ANTH 101, Cultural Anthropology

2) One of the following: ANTH103, Introduction to Archaeology or AM/AN 222, Archaeology and Colonial Entanglements in North America

3) Encountering Community: Ethnographic Fieldwork and Community-Engaged Learning

4) ANTH 333, Culture and Interpretation

5) Any two other courses in anthropology. These may include one department-approved course taken in another department or program at Bates or in a study abroad program.

Majors must also complete at least four other courses in anthropology, not including 360’s (CUT THOSE ARE  independent studies). The department offers many electives, many if not all are set at the 200-level. Two of these elective courses may be replaced — with departmental approval — by relevant courses from outside the department itself, or even from off-campus study. Each of you should consult with your advisor about any logical connections between your particular area of interest and fields of study other than anthropology.

Given the discipline’s emphasis on everyday life in other societies, our students are strongly encouraged to make use of study abroad options. We tend to favor longer (and/or multiple) visits to a single setting, but even shorter exposures (such as those available through off-campus Short Term units) can be helpful. Language study is also highly recommended.

Please note that A MINOR (not a secondary concentration) in anthropology is available at Bates.