B.A. in Anthropology Requirements

Group 1. General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative Requirements in effect Fall 2011

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment.

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The new GE basic, core, and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted on the General Education website.

Group 2. Major Requirements and Assigned Credits (33 credits)

  1. Introductory Courses (12 credits)

    • ANTH 100 Cultural Anth (3)
    • ANTH 110 Archaeology (3)
    • ANTH 115 Human Evolution (3)
    • ANTH/LING 121 Intro To Language (3)
  2. An additional 21 credits, of which 12 or more must be at the 300-level or above including:

    • ANTH 475 Hist Of Anth Theory (3)
    • and one or more ANTH methods course from:
      • ANTH 445 Ethnographic Field Tech (3)
      • ANTH 447 Marine Anth:Fishers in Oceania (3)
      • ANTH 450 Physical Anth Lab (4)
      • ANTH 470 Museology (3)
      • ANTH 481 Archaeometry (3)
      • ANTH 482 Archaeological Research Meth (4–6)
      • ANTH 484 Stone Tool Analysis (3)
      • ANTH 485 Applied Anthropology (3)

Total Semester Hours Required For The B.A. in Anthropology

120 Credits

Notes

  1. Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in courses required for the major.
  2. Students may demonstrate proficiency at the 100-level in archaeology, physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics in place of taking the required introductory anthropology course. Consult an advisor for other courses that allow students to demonstrate proficiency in these areas.
  3. With the approval of the advisor, 6 semester hours of the required 21 additional hours of the major may be from other disciplines. Typically, this option is applied to transfer credits from anthropology-related programs (e.g. Indigenous Studies, Ethnic Studies). It is not applied typically to regularly-listed UH Hilo classes not already cross-listed.
  4. To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, students must fulfill the requirements for the major and meet all of the University’s other baccalaureate degree requirements. (Please see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements in this Catalog.)
  5. At least 45 semester hours must be earned in courses at the 300- or 400-level.
  6. Students wishing to make timely progress toward graduation are urged to pay careful attention to all degree requirements.
  7. In addition, when planning a schedule of courses, it is imperative to be aware of course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered. This information is available in the course listings in this Catalog.
  8. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are urged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.