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Anthropology and Museum Studies

College of the Sciences

Degree Programs

Anthropology explores what it means to be human at all times and in all places. Anthropologists study cultural and biological diversity as it reveals our human potential to adapt and change. Anthropology minors choose three introductory courses from archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and/or linguistics and three upper dividision courses in consultation with an advisor.

This minor is meant to be completed online during the summers. Also use online courses during the academic year if available.

Contact: Lori Sheeran, 509-963-3201 | Lori.Sheeran@cwu.edu

Courses (Summer 2019)

Six Week Session
June 17-July 26
 

ANTH 352.A01 - Anthropology of Environmental IssuesCredits: (4)

CRM Archaeology Field School
June 17-July 26

ANTH 486.001 - ADV. METH ArchaeologyCredits: (3-6)
ANTH 493.001 - CRM ARCHY Field EXPCredits: (3-6)

Bioarchaeology Field School in Ecuador
August 5-August 30

ANTH 493.002 - Bio Arch Field School - EcuadorCredits: (3)

Forensic Field School - Intensive Course
June 10-June 29

ANTH 414.001 - Forensic ANTH Cold Case AnalysisCredits: (6)
ANTH 415.001 - Forensic ANTH Theoretical and Applied IssuesCredits: (4)

Full Session - Online
June17-August 16

ANTH 110.A01 - Exploring Biological AnthropologyCredits: (5)
ANTH 120.A01 - Science of the PastCredits: (5)
ANTH 130.A01 - Cultural WorldsCredits: (5)
ANTH 180.A01 - Language and CultureCredits: (5)

 

Majors

Anthropology Major, BA (62 Credits)

This liberal arts and sciences major provides background to prepare students for any vocation, in that a measure of achievement in all careers is success in human relationships. The major is also consistent with employment in a variety of business, government and social service areas. (NOTE: Students seeking a BA degree must complete one year college/university study or two years high school study of a single world language.)
 

Core Requirements:

ANTH 110 - Bones, Apes, and Genes: Exploring Biological Anthropology
General Education Category: NS - Patterns and Connections in the Natural World

Credits: (5)

ANTH 120 - Archaeology: Science of the Past
General Education Category: SB - Foundations of Human Adaptations and Behavior (W)

Credits: (5)

ANTH 130 - Cultural Worlds
General Education Category: SB - Perspectives on World Cultures

Credits: (5)

ANTH 180 - Language and Culture

Credits: (5)

ANTH 301 - Anthropology: Principles and Assessment

Credits: (2)
Core Total Credits: 22 


Additional Required Courses:

Intermediate (300-level) courses from at least three subfields:
Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Linguistics

Credits: (16)

Advanced (400-level) courses
Must include a department approved, 400-level seminar course

Credits: (16)

ANTH 458 - Senior Comprehensive Survey
Pre-requisites: Admission to an anthropology major plan

Credits: (4)

Department-approved electives
Selected in consultation with advisor

Credits: (4)
Total Credits: 62 

 

Click here for a Course of Study form for the BA degree.

Anthropology Major, BA (45 Credits)

This 45-credit major must be accompanied by a major in a discipline related to anthropology. The program will consist of coursework focused on areas related to the dual major and must be designed in close consultation with an anthropology advisor.  A program proposal must be approved prior to admission to this BA program.

Required Courses:

Introductory (100-level) courses

Credits: (15)

Intermediate (300-level) courses
Must include three subfields

Credits: (12-16)

Advanced (400-level) courses
Must include two subfields

Credits: (8-12)

ANTH 301 - Anthropology: Principles and Assessment

Credits: (2)

ANTH 458 - Senior Comprehensive Survey
Pre-requisites: Admission to an anthropology major plan

Credits: (4)
Total Credits: 45 

 

Anthropology Major, BS (75 Credits)

This major prepares students for graduate work in anthropology or for careers in anthropology and closely related fields.  Electives are chosen in consultation with an advisor to lead into specialization in areas such as ethnology, linguistics, archaeology, environmental studies, or biological anthropology.  Students in this major must have course schedules approved quarterly by their departmental advisors.


Core Requirements:

ANTH 110 - Bones, Apes, and Genes: Exploring Biological Anthropology
General Education Category: NS - Patterns and Connections in the Natural World

Credits: (5)

ANTH 110L - Biological Anthropology Laboratory

Credits: (1)

ANTH 120 - Archaeology: Science of the Past
General Education Category: SB - Foundations of Human Adaptations and Behavior (W)

Credits: (5)

ANTH 130 - Cultural Worlds
General Education Category: SB - Perspectives on World Cultures

Credits: (5)

ANTH 180 - Language and Culture

Credits: (5)

ANTH 301 - Anthropology: Principles and Assessment

Credits: (2)
Core Total Credits: 23 

 

Additional Required Courses:

Intermediate (300-level) courses, one from each subfield:
Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural, Linguistics

Credits: (16)

Intermediate (300-level) courses from any subfield
(NOTE: Students planning on graduate school in linguistics are strongly advised to select ANTH 382)

Credits: (8)

ANTH 458 - Senior Comprehensive Survey
Pre-requisites: Admission to an anthropology major plan

Credits: (4)

Theory: ANTH 410 or ANTH 421 or ANTH 451

Credits: (4)

Department-approved 400-level seminar course

Credits: (4)

Advanced (400-level) courses - Select additional courses

Credits: (8)

Department-approved electives (must include a course in statistics)
Selected in consultation with advisor

Credits: (8)
Total Credits: 75 

 

Click here for a Course of Study form for the BS degree.

Primate Behavior and Ecology Major, BS (70-76 Credits)
This program provides majors with interdisciplinary perspectives on the behavior and ecology of nonhuman primates in both captive and free-living settings. It serves as background for graduate study in the behavior, ecology, or phylogeny of primates, as well as for care-giving careers with primates living in laboratories, zoos, or other captive facilities.
 
A double major is REQUIRED with the PBE degree. Students must complete the requirements for the PBE major as well as the requirements for a 45-plus-credit major in anthropology, biology, or psychology. Students interested in the major should contact the program office as soon as possible for further information, application forms, and assignment of an advisor. PBE majors are expected to meet with their advisor at least once a quarter.
 

Introductory Courses:

ANTH 110 - Bones, Apes, and Genes: Exploring Biological Anthropology
General Education Category: NS - Patterns and Connections in the Natural World

Credits: (5)

PSY 101 - General Psychology

Credits: (5)

Select one:
BIOL 101 - Fundamentals of Biology
BIOL 181 - General Biology I (for Biology double majors)

Credits: (5)

Select one:
BIOL 182 - General Biology II (for Biology double majors)
BIOL 200 - Plants in the Modern World

Credits: (5)

Select one:
BIOL 183 - General Biology III (for Biology double majors)
BIOL 201 - Human Physiology

Credits: (5)
Total Introductory Credits: 25 


Core Requirements:

ANTH 313 - Primate Social Behavior

Credits: (4)

ANTH 380 - Nonverbal Communication

Credits: (4)

Select one:
ANTH 411 - Primate Conservation
PHIL 306 - Environmental Ethics


Credits: (4)
Credits: (5)

Select one:
ANTH 413 - Research Methods in Primatology
PSY 300 - Research Methods in Psychology


Credits: (5)
Credits: (5)

PRIM 450 - Primate Behavior and Ecology Capstone

Credits: (1)
Total Core Credits: 18-19 


Additional Required Courses:

Select one:
ANTH 410 - Biological Anthropology: Theoretical and Research Issues
ANTH 411 - Primate Conservation
ANTH 499 - Seminar
BIOL 499 - Seminar
PSY 442 - Evolutionary Psychology
PSY 499 - Seminar


Credits: (4)
Credits: (4)
Credits: (1-5)
Credits: (1-5)
Credits: (4)
Credits: (1-5)

Select one:
ANTH 352 - Anthropology of Environmental Issues
ANTH 440 - Culture and Ecology
BIOL 302 - Sustainability and Environmental Change
BIOL 360 - General Ecology


Credits: (4)
Credits: (4)
Credits: (5)
Credits: (5)

Select one:
BIOL 213 - Introductory Biostatistics
PSY 362 - Introductory Statistics


Credits: (4)
Credits: (5)

Select one:
BIOL 465 - Biology of Animal Behavior
PSY 301 - Learning


Credits: (4)
Credits: (5)

Select 3-5 credits:
ANTH 201 - Grade 1 Animal Technician
PRIM 490 - Cooperative Education
PRIM 495A - Directed Research in Primatology


Credits: (1)
Credits: (1-12)
Credits: (1-5)

Select two:
ANTH 412 - Monkeys of the Neotropics
ANTH 416 - Apes
ANTH 418 - Monkeys of Asia and Africa
ANTH 419 - Lemurs and Lorises


Credits: (4)
Credits: (4)
Credits: (4)
Credits: (4)
Total Credits: 70-76 

 

Minors

Core Requirements (select three):

ANTH 107 - Being Human: Past and Present
General Education Category: SB - Foundations of Human Adaptations and Behavior

Credits: (5)

ANTH 110 - Bones, Apes, and Genes: Exploring Biological Anthropology
General Education Category: NS - Patterns and Connections in the Natural World

Credits: (5)

ANTH 120 - Archaeology: Science of the Past
General Education Category: SB - Foundations of Human Adaptations and Behavior (W)

Credits: (5)

ANTH 130 - Cultural Worlds
General Education Category: SB - Perspecties on World Cultures

Credits: (5)

ANTH 180 - Language and Culture

Credits: (5)


Additional Required Courses:

Elective credits must be at the 300- or 400-level

Credits: (12)

NOTE: All electives must be selected in consultation with an Advisor. Students in Teacher Education must include ANTH 324 or ANTH 347 and ANTH 355 or ANTH 381 within the 12 credits of electives. ANTH 381 suggested for those enrolled in Teaching English as a Second Language.

 
Total Credits: 27  

 

The museum studies minor prepares students for entry-level, museum-related employment and/or for graduate work in museum studies. To be eligible for admission to this program, students should be enrolled in a related major (e.g., anthropology, art, biology, geology, geography, history, recreation and tourism, science education, etc.).

Approval by the anthropology department chair is also required.

Required Courses (18 credits):

ANTH 360 - Introduction to Museum Studies

Credits: (4)

ANTH 361 - Museum Exhibit Design

Credits: (4)

ANTH 362 - Museum Curation and Management

Credits: (4)

ANTH 490 - Cooperative Education (must be taken for 6 credits)

Credits: (6)

Select one of the following courses (5 credits):

 

ANTH 107 - Being Human: Past and Present
General Education Category: SB - Foundations of Human Adaptations and Behavior

Credits: (5)

ANTH 110 - Bones, Apes, and Genes: Exploring Biological Anthropology
General Education Category: NS - Patterns and Connections in the Natural World

Credits: (5)

ANTH 120 - Archaeology: Science of the Past
General Education Category: SB - Foundations of Human Adaptations and Behavior (W)

Credits: (5)

ANTH 130 - Cultural Worlds
General Education Category: SB - Perspectives on World Cultures

Credits: (5)

Additional Required Courses (7 credits):

 

Department-approved electives
Selected in consultation with advisor

Credits: (7)

Total Credits: 30

 

 

Anthropology explores what it means to be human at all times and in all places. Anthropologists study cultural and biological diversity as it reveals our human potential to adapt and change. Anthropology minors choose three introductory courses from archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and/or linguistics and three upper division courses in consultation with an advisor.

This minor is meant to be completed online during the summer.

Contact: Lori Sheeran, 509-963-3211 | lori.sheeran@cwu.edu

Courses (Summer 2019)

Six Week Session
June 17-July 26

ANTH 352.A01 - Anthropology of Environmental IssuesCredits: (4)

CRM Archaeology Field School
June 17-July 26

ANTH 486.001 - ADV. METH ArchaeologyCredits: (3-6)
ANTH 493.001 - CRM ARCHY Field EXP.Credits: (3-6)

Forensic Field School - Intensive Course
June 10 - June 29

ANTH 414.001 - Forensic ANTH Cold Case AnalysisCredits: (6)
ANTH 415.001 - Forensic ANTH Theoretical and Applied IssuesCredits: (4)

Full Session
June 17 - August 16

ANTH 110.A01 - Exploring Biological AnthropologyCredits: (5)
ANTH 120.A01 - Science of the PastCredits: (5)
ANTH 130.A01 - Cultural WorldsCredits: (5)
ANTH 180.A01 - Language and CultureCredits: (5)

 

Certificate Programs

The Captive Primate Care certificate is supported by the CWU's relationship with Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. Sanctuary co-director J.B. Mulcahy teaches a core course in the certificate curriculum, and many CWU students complete their certificate internships (3 credits) at the sanctuary, where they learn to care for the seven chimpanzees who live there. Please visit the sanctuary website to learn more about the lives of Burrito, Annie, Foxie, Negra, Missy, Jamie and Jody.

Core Requirements (9 credits):

ANTH 201 - Grade 1 Animal Technician

Credits: (1)

ANTH 313 - Primate Social Behavior
or ANTH 412, 416, 418, 419

Credits: (4)

PRIM 450 - Primate Behavior and Ecology Capstone

Credits: (1)
PRIM 490 - Cooperative Education (Internship)Credits: (3)


Applied Field Electives (8-9 credits):

ANTH 352 - Anthropology of Environmental IssuesCredits: (4)
ANTH 411/PRIM 511 - Primate ConservationCredits: (4)
ANTH 412 - Monkeys of the NeotropicsCredits: (4)
ANTH 413/PRIM 513 - Research Methods in PrimatologyCredits: (5)
ANTH 416/PRIM 516 - ApesCredits: (4)
ANTH 418 - Monkeys of Asia and AfricaCredits: (4)
ANTH 419 - Lemurs and LorisesCredits: (4)
BIOL 360 - General EcologyCredits: (5)
BIOL 465/565 - Advanced Animal BehaviorCredits: (5)
BIOL 466/566 - Conservation BiologyCredits: (5)
PRIM 503 - Current Issues in PrimatologyCredits: (4)
PRIM 504 - Primate Culture and CognitionCredits: (4)
PRIM 505 - EthnoprimatologyCredits: (4)
PSY 413/513 - Conservation PsychologyCredits: (4)
PSY 499 - Abnormal PsychologyCredits: (4)
(NOTE: Cannot double count Core and Elective courses) 

Total Credits: 17-18

 

 

Approval Form | Application Form

Central Washington University's Forensics Certificate is designed to give students a foundation in forensics while allowing them to tailor the certificate to their specific interests and needs.  The Forensics Certificate is open to students of all majors.  We offer traditional lecture-based classes as well as laboratory and online classes and field schools. Internships can be arranged for exceptional students.

Interested students should make an appointment with the director, Dr. Nicole Jastremski, to apply and to set up an approved course of study.

Dr. Jastremski and students in the field


The certificate is composed of 15 credits of core classes in both law and justice and anthropology.  These classes are taught by current and former forensic anthropologists, firearm experts, wildlife law enforcement officers, police officers, counselors, deputy coroners, latent fingerprint examiners, among others.

Required Core Courses (15 credits):

 

ANTH/LAJ 318 - Introduction to Forensics

Credits: (4)

ANTH 310 - Laboratory in Biological Anthropology

Credits: (2)

ANTH 315 - Forensic Skeletal Analysis

Credits: (4)

LAJ 300 - Administration of Criminal Justice

Credits: (4)

ANTH/LAJ 497 - Forensics Capstone

Credits: (1)

Additional Required Courses (15 credits):

 

Our elective classes require students to broaden their scope of forensics by taking courses in a minimum of two different departments.  Elective courses encompass the disciplines of anthropology, biology, chemistry, law and justice, physics, psychology, and sociology.

A minimum of 15 credits of approved program electives must be taken to fulfill certificate requirements (see application form for elective offerings).

Total Credits: 30

 

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