Major /Minor Information
(Health Emphasis and Integrative Human Biology Minor are in separate packets)
Offered by the College of Social and Behavioral Science
University of Utah
Department of Anthropology
(102 Stewart Building)
270 S. 1400 E. RM. 102
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0060
Phone: (801) 581-6251 - Fax: (801) 581-6252
Shawn W. Carlyle, PhD
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DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
Anthropology is the comparative study of people and their ways of life across the full temporal and spatial range of
human experience. Cultural, biological, archaeological, and evolutionary ecological lines of evidence contribute to the
anthropological enterprise of describing and explaining human diversity.
Purpose: The undergraduate program has three principle aims. It provides a major for those interested in
pursuing a graduate degree in anthropology, or an advanced professional degree such as business, medicine, or law.
It provides an interesting and imaginative course of study for those desiring a liberal, but rigorous, education and a
understanding of the human biological and cultural experience through time and space. Finally, it
provides a minor for students desiring an anthropological component to their general education in any
department or college of the university. A minor in anthropology may supplement a professional degree in allied
fields such as psychology, sociology, or biology; or in certificate programs such as criminology and corrections or
international relations. Students who wish to pursue a teaching emphasis in anthropology may do so through the
social science composite teaching major, in which students are prepared for secondary-level teaching in history
and three social science fields.
Anthropology Major: NOTE
A minimum of 34 semester credit hours in anthropology coursework is required.
least 18 of these hours must be completed at the University of Utah
. Required: 1010; two courses from 1020,
1030, 1050, and 1070; ANTH 3001 Anthropology as a Major and a Career (1); two from Geographical area courses
(3111-3961); three from Topical area courses (4110-4962, excluding 4950, 4955 & 4990); plus at least 9 more
Additional/Elective Anthropology hours. In addition to the Anthropology credits, a minimum of 12 semester credit
hours are required from related areas of study (“Allied hours”). All courses from Biology, Economics, Family and
Consumer Sciences, Geography, Geology, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology are acceptable.
Courses in Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies cross-listed with the departments noted above are also acceptable.
Other courses accepted with departmental approval. Students must meet with the Undergraduate Advisor 2-3 times a
year to review progress and are encouraged to consult with other faculty members. Those planning to enter graduate
school should seek advice from the Graduate Advisor (currently: email@example.com).
A minimum of 18 semester credit hours in anthropology is required,
at least 12 of which
must be completed at the University of Utah
. Required: 1010; and one course from 1020, 1030, 1050, and 1070.
An additional 12 hours is required, at least 6 of which must be upper division (3000 or above).
NOTES: All courses used toward a major or minor must be taken for a letter grade and completed with a “C” grade
or better, and students must have a cum. GPA of 2.5 in anthropology courses. A maximum of 6 credits are allowed
for the following: 2000 level courses, 3969 Special Topics, and 4950 Individual Research which only count toward
“Additional/Elective” area hours (these do not count toward “Topical” or “Geographical” area requirements).
GUIDE TO ANTHROPOLOGY COURSE NUMBERS:FIRST NUMBER: All U of U Course Numbers 1 Introductory courses
2 Lower division elective/General Education courses
3, 4 Upper division courses - required and elective (see above)
5, 6, 7 SeniorandGraduate courses
SECOND NUMBER: In Anthropology Courses 1 Cultural Anthropology (lower division 1010)
3000 & Above – Typically indicates which field 2 Physical Anthropology (lower division 1020, 2020, 2220) ie. 3100s_ & 4100s = Cultural Anthropology 3 Archaeology (lower division 1030, 2030)
4 Evolutionary Ecology (lower division 1050)
Adrian Viliami Bell (PhD UC Davis 2011; Asst Prof). Cultural evolution; evolutionary theory; statistical modeling; ethnography of Tonga and the Tongan diaspora communities around the world; migration. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack M. Broughton (PhD U Washington 1995; Prof). Zooarchaeology, evolutionary ecology, human paleoecology, North American Prehistory (especially California and the Great Basin). email@example.com
Elizabeth Cashdan (PhD U New Mexico 1979; Prof). Behavioral ecology, evolutionary psychology, sex differences and reproductive strategies, hormones and behavior, hunter-gatherers, sub-Saharan Africa. firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Codding (PhD Stanford U 2012; Asst Prof). Human behavioral ecology, foraging economies, anthropogenic fire, gender division of labor, ethnoarchaeology, ethno-ecology, data analysis, GIS; Australia & North America, email@example.com Marianna Di Paolo (PhD U Texas at Austin 1986; Assoc. Professor). Sociolinguistics, sociophenetics, Native American linguistics (Shoshoni), firstname.lastname@example.org
*** Kristen Hawkes (PhD U Washington 1976; Dist. Prof). Human evolution, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, hunter-gatherers, life history evolution, life history evolution, email@example.com
Douglas Jones (PhD U Michigan 1997; Assoc. Prof). Biocultural perspectives on mate choice, human behavioral ecology, evolutionary psychology, kinship; Brazil. firstname.lastname@example.org
Leslie A. Knapp (Department Chair)(PhD; UCLA, 1994; Prof). Primate and human genetics, behavior evolution,
Karen Leslie Kramer (PhD U New Mexico 1998; Assoc. Professor). Human behavioral ecology, demography, cooperative breeding, evolution and economics of childhood & parenting; hunter-gatherers (Pume, South America) and agriculturalists (Maya),
Laurence D. Loeb (Emeritus) (PhD Columbia 1970; Assoc. Prof Emeritus). Middle East ethnology, social organization, religion, ethnomusicology, sociocultural reconstruction, culture change; Old World Jewry, email@example.com
Shane J. Macfarlan (Ph.D. Washington State U 2010; Assist. Prof). Evolutionary Anthropology; Social psychology; Political Economy; Political and Behavioral Ecology; Inequality; Ritual Society and Labor Exchange; Ethno-History
John M. McCullough (Emeritus)(PhD U Illinois 1972; Prof). Physical anthropology, ecological genetics, human variation; the Americas, Yucatan, Europe, firstname.lastname@example.org
Duncan Metcalfe (PhD U Utah 1987; Assoc. Prof). Archaeological method and theory, evolutionary ecology; western North America, email@example.com
James F. O'Connell (Emeritus) (PhD UC Berkeley 1971; Dist. Prof). Hunter-gatherer ecology, archaeological method and theory; Australia, Africa, North America, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis H. O'Rourke (Emeritus)(PhD U Kansas 1980; Prof). Population and evolutionary genetics, genetic epidemiology, quantitative methods, native America, Arctic regions and Siberia, email@example.com
Richard R. Paine (PhD Pennsylvania State U 1992; Assoc. Prof). Archaeology, prehistoric demography, complex societies, human/land relationships; Mesoamerica, Europe, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan R. Rogers (PhD U New Mexico 1982; Prof). Population genetics, evolutionary ecology, email@example.com
*** Polly Wiessner (Ph.D. U Michigan 1977; Prof). Hunter-gatherers, cultural systems of sharing and exchange, ethnoarchaeology, ethology ecology, warfare, oral history; Highland Papua New Guinea, southern Africa, firstname.lastname@example.org
Allan Ainsworth Adj. Asst. Prof. (PhD U Utah). Medical anthropology, applied anthropology; North America.
F. James Allen Visiting Prof. Prehistory of Australia, colonization of Sahul
Jesper L. Boldsen Adj. Prof. (PhD U Aarhus-Denmark). Evolution of human life history, human osteology, epidemiology, paleodemography; Medieval Scandinavia, Europe.
Michael D. Cannon Adj. Asst. Prof. (PhD U Washington, 2001). Archaeology, zooarchaeology, evolutionary ecology, Great Basin and Southwest, cultural resources management.
Shawn W. Carlyle Research. Asst. Prof. (PhD Utah, 2003). Biological anthropology, molecular archaeology of the US Southwest;
Gregory Cochran Adj. Prof. Human evolutionary genetics
Joan Brenner Coltrain Research Assoc. Prof. (PhD Utah). Archaeological method and theory, stable isotope chemistry; Great Basin, eastern Arctic. email@example.com
Janeen Arnold Costa Adj Assoc Prof. (PhD Stanford, 1983). International marketing, consumer behavior, and qualitative methods
Margaret M. DeAngelis Adj. Asst. Prof. (Ph.D. Louisiana State U, 1999). Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in Neurobiology; genetics of human complex eye disease; evolutionary biology; genetic epidemiology of age-related macular degeneration.
Russell Greaves Adj Assoc. Prof. (Ph.D. U New Mexico, 1997). Hunter-gatherers, ethnoarchaeology, technology subsistence, North American archaeology, geoarchaeology, comparative ethnology, museum studies. firstname.lastname@example.org
Donald V. Hague Adj. Instructor (MA U Utah). Art history, museology
Richard D. Hansen Adj. Assoc. Prof. (Ph.D. University of California LA, 1992). Archaeology; Maya and Ancient Mesoamerican; Nakbe Basin, North Peten, Guatemala; founder of Anthropologic Research and Environmental Studies. Kathleen M. Heath Adj. Assoc. Prof. (Ph.D., U Utah, 2001). Bio-Cultural Anthropology; evolutionary ecology; socio-economics, paleo-ethnobotany; fertility, mortality and migration patterns.
Kevin T. Jones Adj. Assoc. Prof. (PhD U Utah). Hunter-gatherers, ethnoarchaeology, evolutionary ecology; western North America.
Steven Josephson Adj. Asst. Prof. (PhD U Utah). Hominid evolution, female reproductive behavior, evolutionary ecology, demography, hunter-gatherer ethnography
Bojka Milicic Assoc. Prof./Lecturer (PhD U Utah). Cultural anthropology, kinship, gender, ethnohistory, social networks; Mediterranean and India: email@example.com
Rebecca Olsen Instructor (MA Utah). Cultural anthropology, women cross-culturally: firstname.lastname@example.org Renee Pennington Asst.Prof/Lecturer (PhD Penn State). Demography, Pastoralists, evolutionary ecology;Africa
Shannen L Robson Asst. Prof/Lecturer (PhD U Utah). Comparative primatology, life history, evolutionary ecology, demography, museum studies. email@example.com
STUDENT ID #: _______________________
MAJOR (CIRCLE): BA/ BS
Culture and the Human Experience [BF}
Anthropology as a Major and Career
Human Origins: Evolution & Diversity [SF]
World Prehistory: An Introduction
Evolution of Human Nature [SF]
Introduction to Linguistics in Anthropology /
Two Geographical: ANTH 3111-3961 *Limited in summer* 3111 & 3112 [DV]; 8 [IR] possible (additionally 4123, 4124, 4139 with permission) >Note: 3961 Cannot be RETAKEN for better grade<
Three Topical: ANTH 4110-4962 (Excluding 4950, 4955 & 4990) Options - 4334 [QI/QB]; 5221 &
5471 [QI]; 4255 [DV]; 4110 & 4123 [IR] *Limited in summer* >Note: 4962 Cannot be RETAKEN
for better grade<
Anthropology Major Advising Worksheet Continued
9 Additional Anthropology hours required: This can include ANY Anthropology course;
HOWEVER, a MAXIMUM of TWO courses are allowed in the 2000 level, 3969’s and 4950’s
>Note: 3969 Cannot be RETAKEN for better grade<
TOTAL HOURS IN ANTHROPOLOGY: A minimum of 34 semester hours
*A minimum of 18 Anthropology semester hours must be taken at the U of U*
Please note: You must earn a grade of “C” or better for courses to count towards your major, and you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in your major courses.
34Allied Hours: 12 in the following departments, Biology, Economics, ENVST,
Ethnic Studies, FCS, Geography, Geology, Gender Studies, History, LEAP 1101, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology. Also, cross-listed with the above departments, or others with approval.
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TOTAL ALLIED HOURS: Minimum of 12 semester credit hours
Reviewed by student (name & date): ____________________________________________
Reviewed by advisor (name & date): ____________________________________________
STUDENT ID #: _______________________
Sem/Year Grade Credit Hours
Culture and the Human Experience [BF} /
Choose one of the following:
Human Origins: Evolution & Diversity [SF] /
World Prehistory: An Introduction
Evolution of Human Nature [SF]
Introduction to Linguistics in Anthropology
12 Additional hours required: (6 hours at 3000 level or above-limited summer offerings)
TOTAL HOURS -- Minimum of 18 semester credit hours(A minimum of 12 semester credit hours taken at the U of U)
Please note: You must earn a grade of “C” or better for courses to count towards your minor.
Reviewed by student (name & date): ____________________________________________
Reviewed by advisor (name & date): _____________________________________________
All Requirements to Graduate
Anthropology, Allied, General Ed. & Bachelor Requirements
ANTHROPOLOGY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:COURSE NUMBER HOURS SEMESTER GRADE
LOWER DIVISION: Required ANTH 1010 [BF] 3 All C or better
Choose Two of Four: 1) ANTH 1020 [SF]
2) ANTH 1030 [BF] (Archaeology)
3) ANTH 1050 [SF] 6
4) ANTH 1070
UPPER DIVISION: Beginning Fall 2008: ANTH 3001 1
TwoGEOGRAPHICAL: ANTH 3111-3961 3
(Limited Summer) [2 DV, 8 IR available] 3
ThreeTOPICAL: ANTH 4110-4962 [1 DV available] 3
(Limited Summer) 4334[QB/QI], 5221,5471 [Optional QIs] 3
(excluding 4950, 4955 & 4990) 3
ELECTIVE HOURS: ANY Three ANTH, but 3
(minimum of 9) a Maximum of 2 in each: 3
2000’s, 3969’s & 4950’s 3
Anthropology Credit Hours Total: 34
Any 12 credit Hours in the following departments: Biology, Economics, ENVST, Family & Consumer Studies, Geography, Geology, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies. Other departments with approval.
All Requirements to Graduate (Cont)
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: COURSE HOURS SEMESTER GRADE
American Institutions [AI] (D- or CR) Writing 2010 [WR2] (C-, Letter Grade) Quantitative Reasoning A [QA] (D- or CR) Quantitative Reasoning B [QB] (D- or CR) Fine Arts [FF] (D- or CR) Fine Arts [FF] (D- or CR) Humanities [HF] (D- or CR) Humanities [HF] (D- or CR) Physical/Life Science [SF] (Several ANTH Avail) (D- or CR) Physical/Life Science [SF] or Applied Science [AS] 1 ANTH (D- or CR)
Social/Behavioral Science [BF] – w/ major in CSBS (D- or CR) WAIVED
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BACHELOR DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
Upper Division Communication Writing / [CW] (C- or CR) Diversity [DV] (5 ANTH avail) (C- or CR) International [IR] (9 ANTH avail) (C- or CR) FOR BA ONLY– Language Proficiency (4 semesters,16 hrs) (C- or CR) *OR*
FOR BS ONLY -2 Quantitative Intensive [QI] (3 ANTH Avail) (C- or CR) 1.
General Ed & Bachelor requirement credit hours Total: 45+ *** VERY IMPORTANT ***
*Minimum Hour (overall) requirement:
*Upper Division – (3000+ level) Hour (overall) requirement:
(18-25 fulfilled in major)If you are short on upper division hours, look at adding a minor, a double major or check Internship opportunities with Elizabeth Mimms, Career Services Counselor, or SBS 4910. *GPA minimum: 2.5 and a grade of C in all Anthropology courses.
*Residency requirements: 30 hours taken in residency at U of U, 20 of final 30 hours must be done in residence at U of U and 18of 34 anthropology hours must be earned at U of U.
Anthropology Career Resources
So, how long does it take to find a job? AAA Survey of Anthropology MAs.
Working for the Federal Government: Anthopology Careers
NAPA (National Association for the Practice of Anthropology) Bulletin, 2008.
Non-academic careers in physical anthropology (American Association of Physical Anthropologists)
Applied Anthropology (by Ann M. Reed, Indiana University, 1998.)
Careers in Anthropology (American Anthropological Association).
National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) has resources on non-academic careers.
Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) also has information on non-academic careers.
Internships and other links on the NAPA website.
News Articles about Anthropologists in the Workplace
What to do with a degree in Anthropology (from The Guardian, August 2010: Anthropology graduates enter a variety of professions and their employability will no doubt increase as the world
becomes ever more globalized).
Anthropologists go native in the corporate village
(FastCompany.com, Dec. 2007)
Corporate anthropology: Dirt-free research(cnn.com, 2008)
Mirror, mirror: The Anthropology of dressing rooms (New York Times, May, 1999)
The Science of Desire (marketing and consumer research article, Business Week, June, 2006)
How Moore's Law drove Intel into the arms of anthropologists
(arstechnica.com, 2010. Ethnography better than focus groups at learning what consumers will want.)
Hiring window is open at the foreign service (New York Times, Dec. 2008).
Video interviews with five anthropologists at the Smithsonian Museum (N. Amer. archaeology, osteology, Arctic studies, linguistics, film archivist).
Anthropology Web Page: http://www.anthro.utah.edu
Anthropology Career Info:
American Anthropological Association: http://www.aaanet.org
Calendar, Academic: http://registrar.utah.edu/academic-calendars/
Career Services: http://careers.utah.edu
Class Schedule: http://www.utah.edu/students/catalog.html
Course Catalog, General: http://www.acs.utah.edu/gencatalog/index.html
DARS (Degree Audit Report): Access through CIS
Disability Services: http://disability.utah.edu
Educational Opportunity Program – TRIO- (Individuals from
disadvantaged backgrounds): http://www.sa.utah.edu/eop
Financial Aid & Scholarship Info: http://www.sa.utah.edu/finance
General Advising - University College: http://www.advising.utah.edu
General Education AND Bachelor Degree Requirements:
Graduate Programs at the U of U:
Honors College: http://www.honors.utah.edu
LEP (Learning Enhancement Program): http://lep.utah.edu/
Math Tutoring (Free): http://www.math.utah.edu/ugrad/tutoring.html
Pre-Professional (Law) Advising:
Pre-Professional (Med, Dental, etc.) Advising:
Registrar’s Office: http://registrar.utah.edu//
Scholarships, CSBS (college): http://csbs.utah.edu/students/scholarships/
Student Handbook: http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/
Transfer Center: http://advising.utah.edu/transfer/
Undergraduate Studies: http://www.ugs.utah.edu
Withdrawal (Late-Current Term) instructions & form:
Withdrawal (Retroactive-Past Term) instructions & form: