Assistant Professors—Nass, Safizadeh
Adjunct Faculty—Caldararo, Holman, Hsu, Yamamoto
Minor in Anthropology
Minor in Ethnographic Methods in Anthropology
M.A. in Anthropology
The Master of Arts in Anthropology is offered for those who plan to terminate their training at the Master of Arts level and seek employment or obtain a teaching credential, and those who plan to continue their graduate work elsewhere toward the doctorate.
However, the principal goals of the department are: to provide students with an enriched vision of humanity and culture and an increased sensitivity to daily issues that arise out of differences in cultures and ethnicity; and to train students to pursue teaching and research careers at the M.A. level providing a solid basis for a doctoral degree.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ANTHROPOLOGY
The program is built around seven required core courses to provide a thorough grounding in the basic concepts of the discipline and to enable maximum flexibility in choice of electives. Although concentration in any particular subject field of anthropology is not required for the baccalaureate degree, several sequences of courses are recommended for students who plan concentration at the undergraduate
level. Students who wish to plan such concentration are urged to consult with an adviser.
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Anthropology discipline in the "Announcement of Courses" section).
Units ANTH 100 Introduction to Biological Anthropology 3 ANTH 110 Introduction to Archaeology 3 ANTH 120 Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology 3 ANTH 300 Foundations of Anthropology: History 4 ANTH 310 Kinship and Social Structure (recommended for sophomore or junior year) 3 ANTH 680 Seminar in Contemporary Anthropology (to be taken senior year) 4 Select one from the following methods courses 4-6 ANTH 331 Fossil Humans (4) ANTH 332 Human Variation Today (4) ANTH 491 Archaeological Methods (4) ANTH 557 Ethnography of the Inner City (4) ANTH 595 Visual Anthropology (6) ANTH 651 Ethnographic Field Methods (6) Upper division units selected on advisement from archaeology, physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, social anthropology, applied anthropology, or linguistics 10-12 Total 36
Units ANTH 100 Introduction to Biological Anthropology 3 ANTH 110 Introduction to Archaeology 3 ANTH 120 Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology 3 ANTH 310 Kinship and Social Structure 3 One of the following courses: 3 ANTH 315 Regional Ethnography (variable topic) ANTH 350 The North American Indian ANTH 445 Hunters and Gatherers Upper division units on advisement 6 Total 21
Units ANTH 120 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 3 ANTH 310 Kinship and Social Structure 3 ANTH 651 Ethnographic Field Methods 6 ANTH 652 Anthropological Statistics (or equivalent) 3 Plus any two of the following elective courses 6-8 ANTH 320 Racism: Cross-Cultural Analysis ANTH 550 Culture and Personality ANTH 581 Anthropology and Folklore ANTH 591 Topics in Applied Anthropology (4) Total 21-23
Applicants must furnish the graduate coordinator of the department the following material, no later than 1 February for the following Fall semester (no Spring admissions):
Each student on admission will be assigned to a faculty adviser on the basis of the student's field of interest. An adviser may be changed on the request of either party. The adviser acquaints the student with the department and helps in establishing an initial plan of study. When the student is ready to select either a thesis topic or declare the intention of following the track towards the comprehensive examinations, an advisory committee will be established to supervise the student's work.
The faculty graduate committee evaluates applications for admission, assesses the overall program, and reviews student progress. If a student is not making reasonable progress towards a degree in anthropology, the committee may recommend termination of candidacy.
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Anthropology discipline in the Announcement of Courses" section). Students may select any upper division course with the exception of ANTH 300, 310, and 680.
Units ANTH 710 Proseminar in Anthropological Theory and Method 3 ANTH 740 Seminar in Archaeological Problems 3 ANTH 760 Seminar in Physical Anthropology 3 ANTH 770 Seminar in Problems in Cultural Anthropology 3 Upper division or graduate units in anthropology or allied fields upon advisement 15 One of the following: 3 ANTH 894 Creative Work Project ANTH 896 Directed Reading in Anthropology and Master's Comprehensive Written Examination ANTH 898 Master's Thesis Minimum total 30
Those who elect to write a thesis will meet with an adviser to select an appropriate topic and establish an advisory committee. Normally the committee will consist of at least two anthropology faculty members who are themselves concerned with the areas of interest to the student. However, if the thesis is to deal with material from a discipline related to but outside the field of anthropology, then a faculty member from that discipline may serve on the student's committee. Unanimous approval of the proposed topic and thesis outline, and advancement to candidacy, are required before thesis research begins. During the period of research, progress reports are to be made to the committee. Upon completion of the thesis, it will be read and approved by each member of the student's graduate committee before submission to the Graduate Division.
The examinations may be read by other members of the faculty. A student who fails less than half of the questions may repeat only those parts of the examination. A student who fails more than half of the questions must re-take the entire examination. The examination can be repeated only once. Examinations are given twice a year.
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