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Anthropology Courses

Graduate Courses

The Anthropology Graduate Program is a 30-hour, two-year long Masters of Art degree.

Students will normally take three hours of Archaeological Method and Theory (ANT 583) if following a biological/skeletal/forensic or archaeology specialization and three hours of Anthropological Theory (ANT 511) if following a cultural specialization. Students are also required to take six hours of thesis research credit (ANT 695).

The following is a list of courses broken down by specialty area that can be used to fulfill the M.A. requirements :

Biological Anthropology Courses

  • Advanced Methods in Forensic Anthropology
  • Archaeological Method and Theory
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Forensic Isotopes
  • Human Osteology
  • Paleopathology
  • Skeletal Biology
  • Advised Electives within or outside Anthropology (e.g. anatomy, taphonomy, etc.)
  • Biological Statistics
  • Masters Research
  • Masters Supervised Research
  • Masters Thesis Preparation

Cultural Anthropology Courses

  • Anthropological Theory
  • Anthropology of Ecotourism and Heritage Conservation
  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Applied Anthropology
  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Culture and Personality
  • Culture, Ecology, and Sustainability
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Tourism, Culture, and Anthropology
  • Urban Anthropology
  • Advised Electives in Cultural Anthropology
  • Advised Electives within or outside Anthropology
  • Foreign Language (per the discretion of the advisor)
  • Masters Research
  • Masters Supervised Research
  • Masters Thesis Preparation

Graduate Course Rotation

Anthropology Graduate Course Rotation  Fall 2014 & Spring 2015

Anthropology Graduate Course Rotation for Fall 2014
Course Title Instructor


ANT 512

Applied Anthropology

Wallace, T 

ANT 516

Qualitative Research Methods

Wallace, T

ANT 521

Human Osteology

Juarez, C

ANT 585

Skeletal Biology

Ross, A

ANT 595

Hunter and Gatherer Lifeways

Gingerich, J

ANT 595

Proseminar in Anthropology

Millhauser, J


Anthropology Graduate Course Rotation for Spring 2015
Course Title Instructor
ANT 511 Overview of Anthropological Theory Newell, S
ANT 524 Bioarchaeology Case, T
ANT 531 Tourism, Culture, and Anthropology Wallace, T
ANT/HI 587 Cultural Resource Management McGill, A
ANT 595    Special Topics Introduction to Forensic Isotopes Juarez, C