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  • Objectives
    The Anthropology programs promote exploration of cultural practices and social conditions in diverse contexts throughout the world. The faculty specialize in sociocultural anthropology, with a current M.A. level emphasis on three program fields of study: the anthropology of signs and symbols, the anthropology of indigenous peoples, and the anthropology of development and underdevelopment.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Arts in Anthropology
  • Course description
    The Master of Arts program in Anthropology is a total of 5.0 credits, and each candidate is required to select, in consultation with the graduate adviser, one of the three program options.

        Thesis Program

        * ANTH 5401: Theories and Methods I (normally to be taken in the first fall term after admission to the program) [0.5 credit]
        * ANTH 5402 Theories and Methods II [0.5 credit]
        * 2.0 credits in electives
        * ANTH 5909: Master's Thesis and an oral examination on the thesis [2.0 credits]

        Research Essay Program


        * ANTH 5401: Theories and Methods I (normally to be taken in the first fall term after admission to the program) [0.5 credit]
        * ANTH 5402: Theories and Methods II [0.5 credit]
        * 3.0 credits in electives
        * ANTH 5908: Research Essay and an oral examination on the essay [1.0 credit]

        Course Work Program

        * ANTH 5401: Theories and Methods I (normally to be taken in the first fall term after admission to the program) [0.5 credit]
        * ANTH 5402: Theories and Methods II [0.5 credit]
        * 4.0 credits in electives

    Electives may be chosen, in consultation with the student's adviser, from the following courses: anthropology graduate course offerings; sociology graduate courses (especially in theory and methods, or in areas which relate to the student's thesis research interests); from 4000-level courses offered in the sociology and anthropology undergraduate program; or a combination of the above. Normally no more than 1.0 credit may be chosen from course offerings in other departments.

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