The major degree in Anthropology requires 36 credit hours divided into the following areas.
Required Foundational Courses (22 hours):
SOC 120 Intro to Anthropology (3)
SOC 200 Research Methods (3)
SOC 220 Cultural Anthropology (3)
SOC 221-01 Biological Anthropology (3)
SOC 221-36 Biological Anthropology Lab (1)
SOC 224 Introduction to Archaeology (3)
SOC 320 Contemporary Anthropological Theory (3)
SOC 497 Senior Project/Capstone in Anthropology (3)
(Note: SOC 221-01 and SOC 221-36 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 118 World Geography (3)
SOC 230 American Pop Culture (3)
SOC 260 Introduction to Forensic Science (3)
SOC 261-01 Forensic Biology (3)
SOC 261-36 Forensic Biology Lab (1)
SOC 301 Quantitative Analysis (3)
SOC 302 Qualitative Analysis (3)
SOC 323 Gender and Society (3)
SOC 324 Anthropology of Sex and Gender (3)
SOC 325-01 Archaeological Field School (4)
SOC 325-36 Archaeological Lab Methods (2)
SOC 326 Peace and Conflict (3)
SOC 327 Environmental Anthropology (3)
SOC 328 Forensic Anthropology (3)
SOC 329 Native Peoples of North America (3)
SOC 336 Racial and Ethnic Relations (3)
SOC 343 Marriage and the Family (3)
SOC 350 Social Inequality (3)
SOC 293/393/493 Special Topics (3)
SOC 424 Primate Social Behavior (3)
SOC 454/554 Environmental Impact of the City (3)
SOC 461 Death Investigation (2)
SOC 480 Undergraduate Research (3)
SOC 498 Advanced Independent Study (Requires permission of instructor & department chair) (3)
(Note: SOC 261-01 and SOC 261-36 together count as one course and must be taken in the same semester)
TOTAL: 36 hours
We strongly recommend that students plan their coursework sequentially. SOC 120 is a prerequisite for SOC 220 and SOC 221, 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, minor, or certificate 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.
Courses transferred in from other institutions will be reviewed for course objectives, course content and emphasis.