Saint Louis University


Major Requirements

The major degree in Anthropology requires 37 credit hours divided into the following areas.

Required Foundational Courses (22 hours):
SOC 1200      Intro to Anthropology (3)
SOC 2000      Research Methods (3)
SOC 2200      Cultural Anthropology (3)
SOC 2210-01 Biological Anthropology (3)
SOC 2210-36 Biological Anthropology Lab (1)
SOC 2240      Introduction to Archaeology (3)
SOC 3200      Contemporary Anthropological Theory (3)
SOC 4970      Senior Project/Capstone in Anthropology (3)
(Note: SOC 2210-01 and SOC 2210-36 together count as one course and must be taken in the same semester)

Electives (15 hours: at least 12 hours must be taken at the 300 or 400 level) from the following list):
SOC 1180                   World Geography (3)
SOC 2080                   Urban Issues: Poverty and Unemployment (3)
SOC 2300                   American Pop Culture (3)
SOC 2460                   Global Mental Health (3)
SOC 2600                   Survey of Forensic Science (3)
SOC 2930/3930/4930 Special Topics (3)
SOC 3010                   Quantitative Analysis (3)
SOC 3020                   Qualitative Analysis (3)
SOC 3210                   Science & Pseudoscience (3)
SOC 3230                   Gender and Society (3)
SOC 3240                   Anthropology of Sex and Gender (3)
SOC 3260                   Peace and Conflict (3)
SOC 3270                   Environmental Anthropology (3)
SOC 3280                   Forensic Anthropology (3)
SOC 3290                   Native Peoples of North America (3)
SOC 3340                   World Archaeology (3)
SOC 3360                   Racial and Ethnic Relations (3)
SOC 3430                   Marriage and the Family (3)
SOC 3500                   Social Inequality (3)
SOC 3630                   Forensic Biology and Lab (4)
SOC 3710                   Archaeological Field School (4)
SOC 3720                   Archaeological Lab Methods (2)
SOC 4080                   Urban Issues: Advanced Seminar (3)
SOC 4240                   Primate Social Behavior (3)
SOC 4530/5530          Urban Ethnography (3)
SOC 4540/5540          Environmental Impact of the City (3)
SOC 4610                   Death Investigation (2)
SOC 4800                   Undergraduate Research Activity (3)
SOC 4980                   Advanced Independent Study (Requires permission of instructor & department chair) (3)

(Note: SOC 2210-01 and SOC 2210-36 together count as one course and must be taken in the same semester)

TOTAL: 37 hours

We strongly recommend that students plan their coursework sequentially. SOC 1200 is a prerequisite for SOC 2200 and SOC 2210, and should be taken before any other courses in the Anthropology degree.

Grade Requirements: We recommend students achieve a C- or better in all required courses for any major or minor in this department. Students must maintain an overall GPA at or above 2.0 at SLU to participate in the department's programs.

Mentors, as well as the Departmental Chair, reserve the right to alter any of the above in consultation with each other for the benefit of the Anthropology student or particular needs of the degree candidates. Please be advised that no more than ONE elective may double-count for another, separate major or minor within the department.

Cross-listed Anthropology Courses
These courses originate in other departments and are cross listed with Anthropology courses in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Related Hours
Courses transferred in from other institutions will be reviewed for course objectives, course content and emphasis.

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