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Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Mississippi

B.A. in Anthropology

Anthropology offers two undergraduate programs: a B.A. in anthropology (30 hours) and a minor (18 hours) in anthropology. Both programs are predicated on a four-fields approach and two methods courses. The major requires that students take a four-course sequence designed to provide foundational knowledge in anthropology. The minor requires that students take 18 hours of coursework, drawing from across the core and elective options.

Anthropology Classes Fall 2021

The required courses for the major are:

Anth 303 Cultural Anthropology
Anth 304 Biological Anthropology
Anth 305 Archaeology
Anth 409 Anthropological Theory

Plus 6 hours of methods (see below)

Though we do not have a stand-alone linguistics course, linguistics is covered in both Anth 303 and 409. In addition, we have a cross-listed course with Modern Languages, Sociolinguistics, that students can take for credit. In addition, the B.A. program in anthropology is designed to give students a robust four-fields training in anthropology and methods. Students are required to take 6 hours of methods from following methods courses: Anth 320, 335, 390, 391, 392, 393, 405, 406, 407, 408, 412, and 413.

A unique strength of our program is the extensive field school offerings we provide our students: two archeological field schools in the US and an ethnographic/social science methods field school in Bolivia.

Catalog Description

Overview | Degree Requirements

Anthropology is the comparative study of human culture. The department offers a broad range of courses dealing with human evolution, the culture of peoples from around the world and through time, biological and cultural human adaptation, and archaeology.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

General Education Requirements

See the ‘General Education/Core Curriculum‘ for the School of Liberal Arts.

Course Requirements

A major in anthropology for the B.A. degree requires 30 semester hours, including Anth 303, 304, 305, and 409, and a total of 6 hours selected from one of the following methods courses: Anth 320, 335, 390, 391, 392, 393, 405, 406, 407, 408, 412 and 413.

Other Academic Requirements

An anthropology major may minor in sociology and vice versa.