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Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, including Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level.

All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

As part of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Signature Experience, which seeks to offer students opportunities to apply ideas and knowledge in real-world settings, the Department of Anthropology encourages students to take advantage of internships, independent studies, or service learning as part of their undergraduate program of study. Internships are arranged through the Department Chair and are designed to provide students with experiences at a wide variety of institutions in the region, including the Department’s Center for Archaeological Research and the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures. Independent studies are arranged in consultation with Anthropology faculty and may include research on areas not normally covered by organized coursework, work associated with a professor’s research, or a student’s independent research project. Service Learning is offered through the UTSA Student Activities Office and focuses on activities designed around civic engagements that address or meet community needs.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3-5 of this catalog.

ANT 2033 or ANT 2043 may be used to satisfy the Level One core requirement in Natural Sciences as well as a major requirement. ANT 1013 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Science. ANT 2053 or ANT 2063 may be used to satisfy the core requirement in World Society and Issues as well as a major requirement.

Degree Requirements

  1. 39 semester credit hours in the major, 27 of which must be at the upper-division level:

    1. 12 semester credit hours of required courses:

      ANT  2033  Introduction to Physical Anthropology
      ANT  2043  Introduction to Archaeology
      ANT  2053  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
      ANT  2063  Language, Thought, and Culture

    2. 9 upper-division semester credit hours chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor:

      3 semester credit hours in archaeology
      3 semester credit hours in cultural anthropology
      3 semester credit hours in physical anthropology

    3. 18 additional upper-division semester credit hours of anthropology electives, excluding ANT 4913 Independent Study, chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor.

  2. 9 semester credit hours of upper-division coursework from another discipline that supports the study of anthropology. The support area must form a cohesive program of study and must be chosen in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor after completion of 12 semester credit hours of anthropology. Recommended areas for support work include, but are not limited to, foreign languages, statistics, computer science, earth sciences, environmental sciences, and social sciences. The student should file a statement of intent and the list of courses to be taken in the support area with the undergraduate advisor for Anthropology in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Advising Center.

  3. 30 semester credit hours of electives

Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in Anthropology

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Anthropology degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with advisors in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Undergraduate Advising Center for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology – Four-Year Academic Plan

FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Spring
ANT 1013 (core) 3 ANT 2033 (core and major) 3
HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053 (core) 3 HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053 (core) 3
WRC 1013 (core) 3 WRC 1023 (core) 3
Free elective 3 Free elective 3
Visual & Performing Arts core 3 Mathematics core 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Spring
ANT 2043 3 ANT 2053 (core and major) 3
POL 1013 (core) 3 ECO 2003, 2013, or 2023 (core) 3
Free elective 3 POL 1133 or 1213 (core) 3
Literature core 3 Free elective  3
Natural Sciences Level II core 3 Upper-division Physical Anthropology 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Spring
ANT 2063 3 Upper-division ANT elective 3
Upper-division ANT elective 3 Upper-division ANT elective 3
Upper-division Cultural Anthropology 3 Upper-division ANT elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3 Upper-division Archaeology 3
Upper-division support work 3 Upper division support work  3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Spring
Free elective 3 Free elective 3
Free elective 3 Free elective 3
Free elective 3 Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 3
Upper-division ANT elective 3 Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 3
Upper-division support work 3 Upper-division ANT elective 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15

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