Degree: B.A., Anthropology
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology concentrates on cultural anthropology–providing a foundation in the research methods, theories, and writing practices that anthropologists use to study contemporary and near-contemporary cultures and societies. Through courses that focus various dimensions of cultural life or specific socio-geographic regions, we discuss the methods of cultural anthropologists; and we critically examine the theories that have been advanced to explain human differences and similarities. Besides making students more aware of the sheer complexity of what it means to be human and less ethnocentric in their evaluation of human differences, our courses offer opportunities for doing first-hand research in the communities of Fredericksburg and Richmond, and for those interested, elsewhere in the world as well. We also work closely with colleagues in the Department of Historic Preservation to train students interested in archaeology.
Anthropology provides an excellent background for careers in many governmental and private-sector organizations, among these museum work, publishing and journalism, advertising and market research, international business, human resources, , contract archaeology, primary or secondary education, and third-world development, as well as for graduate work in anthropology and other related fields.
|ANTH 101||Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 299||Arguments in Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 480||Senior Research||3|
|ANTH 481||Senior Thesis||3|
|Select 17 elective credits in anthropology 1||17|
Including up to 4 credits in ANTH 369 Field Research. Up to 6 credits in SOCG 300 - SOCG 499, HISP 207 American Archaeology , and HISP 467 Field Methods in Archaeology may be taken as electives in the major.
General Education Requirements
The general education requirements for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degrees apply to all students who are seeking to earn an undergraduate B.A. or B.S. degree.
Students seeking a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree have a separate set of BLS general education requirements.
Elective courses are those that are not needed to fulfill a general education requirement or major program requirement but are chosen by the student to complete the 120 credits required for graduation with a B.A./B.S. degree or the BLS degree. These courses may be taken graded or pass/fail (or S/U in the case of physical education and 100-level dance). No student in a regular B.A./B.S. program may count more than 60 credits in a single discipline toward the 120 credits required for graduation.
Total Credits Required for the Degree: 120 credits
Sociology and Anthropology Department
Kristin L. Marsh, Chair
Laura H. Mentore, Anthropology Career Advisor
Eric C. Bonds, Sociology Career Advisor
(The person’s subject field is indicated in parentheses.)
E. Eric Gable (Anthropology)
Kristin L. Marsh (Sociology)
Debra J. Schleef (Sociology)
Eric C. Bonds (Sociology)
Tracy B. Citeroni (Sociology)
Jason C. James (Anthropology)
Nora Huijung Kim (Sociology)
Leslie E. Martin (Sociology)
Laura H. Mentore (Anthropology)
Bridget G. Brew (Sociology)