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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology, BA


Program Description


The Anthropology BA major prepares students for a variety of professional careers related to human resources, international business, public relations, museum and park service interpretation, health services, and other people-oriented positions in the public and private sector. In addition, the degree provides excellent preparation for graduate training in anthropology, law, health care, and business. The degree requires a total of 120-121 semester hours, including 38 credit hours in anthropology as identified below. In addition, students take a modern language and nine additional hours of social science or humanities courses related to Anthropology (from a department-approved list). These additional courses provide students with a greater depth and broader diversity of interdisciplinary knowledge useful for the direct application of an anthropological perspective to potential career paths. Courses used to fulfill General Education Requirements and Departmental Social Science and Humanities courses may be used to fulfill minor requirements. Courses that fulfill subfield and anthropology requirements may not double count with minor requirements.

Students wishing to change majors into the Anthropology BA program must have a 2.0 or higher Clemson/Bridge cumulative grade-point average.

Program Requirements


Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15-16

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • Science and Technology in Society Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Arts and Humanities (Literature) Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Arts and Humanities (Non-Lit.) Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Subfield Requirement 6-7 Credits 3
Credit Hours: 15-16

Second Semester


  • 1 Credit
  • Departmental Humanities/Social Science Requirement 3 Credits 4
  • Minor Requirement 6 Credits 5
  • Subfield Requirement 3-4 Credits 3
  • Elective 1 Credit
Credit Hours: 14-15

Junior Year


First Semester


  • Anthropology Requirement 6 Credits 6
  • Departmental Humanities/Social Science Requirement 3 Credits 4
  • Elective 6 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Summer


  • Practicing Anthropology Requirement 3 Credits 8
Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year


First Semester


  • Anthropology Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Elective 9 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Anthropology Requirement 6 Credits 6
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 12

Total Credits: 120-121


Footnotes


1 Students must complete through 2020 in a modern language. See Modern Languages Requirement  at Clemson University statement.

2 See General Education Requirements . (Note: Social Science Requirement must be in an area other than anthropology.)

3 Select from ANTH 3010 , ANTH 3310  or ANTH 3510 .

4 Select from COMM 3300 , COMM 3480 , COMM 3800 , EAS 1230 , ENGL 2120 , ENGL 3500 , ENGL 3550 , GEOG 3050 , GEOG 3060 , GEOG 4400 , GW 4050 , HIST 3340 , HIST 3380 , HIST 3400 , HIST 3510 , HIST 3960 , HIST 4930 , LANG 2500 , LANG 3000 , LANG 4000 , MUSC 3140 , PAS 1010 , PHIL 2100 , PHIL 3270 , POSC 1010 , PRTM 3460 , PSYC 4750 , REL 1020 , REL 3000 , REL 3080 , REL 3120 , REL 3130 , REL 3140 , REL 3150 , REL 4100 SOC 4010 , SOC 4330 SOC 4590 , SPAN 3070 , SPAN 3080 , and WS 1030 .

5 See Minors .

6 Select 18 credits from any ANTH course (excluding ANTH 2010 , ANTH 2050 , ANTH 3010 , ANTH 3310 ANTH 3510 , ANTH 4040 , ANTH 4250 , ANTH 4350 , and ANTH 4550 ) or BIOL 3530 , BIOL 4510 , BIOL 4660 , BIOL 4740 , CHIN 4180 , JAPN 4170 , LANG 3000 , LANG 3710 LANG 3910 MGT 3810 , or WS 4230 . At least three credits must be at the 4000 level, and no more than six credits of ANTH 4960  may be counted towards the major.

7 ANTH 4040  may be taken in the spring semester of junior year or the spring semester of senior year. In whichever semester the student does not take ANTH 4040 , the student must fulfill six credits of the Anthropology Requirement.

8 Practicing Anthropology courses could include ANTH 4250 , ANTH 4350 , ANTH 4550 , or an approved Field School, Internship, or Study Abroad experience.

NOTE: Courses that fulfill subfield and anthropology requirements may not double count with minor requirements.