Degrees and Courses


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.

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Majors


Requirements for Anthropology Majors
  • BA Anthropology (large plan, 62 credits)

    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 (5)
    • ANTH 120 - Archaeology: Science of the Past (5)
    • ANTH 130 - Cultural Worlds (5)
    • ANTH 180 Language & Culture (5)
    • ANTH 301 - Anthropology: Principles and Assessment (2)

    Core Total Credits: 22

    Additional Required Courses:

    • Intermediate (300-level) courses from at least three subfields: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Linguistics (16)
    • Advanced (400-level) courses
    • Must include a department-approved, 400-level seminar course (16)
    • ANTH 458 - Senior Comprehensive Survey (4)
    • Department-approved electives, selected in consultation with an advisor (4)
    Total Credits: 62

    BA Course of Study planning form. Use this optional form to help plan your degree.
  • BA Anthropology (small plan, 45 credits, by permission only)

    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 (15)
    • Intermediate (300-level) courses, must include three subfields (12-16)
    • Advanced (400-level) courses, must include two subfields (8-12)
    • ANTH 301 - Anthropology: Principles and Assessment (2)
    • ANTH 458 - Senior Comprehensive Survey (4)
    Total Credits: 45
  • BS Anthropology Major, BS (75 Credits)

    Anthropology Major, BS (75 Credits)

    This major prepares students for graduate work in anthropology or for careers in anthropology and closely related fields.

    Core Requirements:

    • ANTH 110 - Bones, Apes, and Genes: Exploring Biological Anthropology (5)
    • ANTH 120 - Archaeology: Science of the Past (5)
    • ANTH 130 - Cultural Worlds (5)
    • ANTH 180 - Language and Culture (5)
    • ANTH 301 - Anthropology: Principles and Assessment (2)
    Core Total Credits: 23

    Additional Required Courses:

    • Intermediate (300-level) courses, one from each subfield: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural, Linguistics (16)
    • Intermediate (300-level) courses from any subfield (8)
    • ANTH 458 - Senior Comprehensive Survey (4)
    • Theory: ANTH 410 or ANTH 421 or ANTH 451 (4)
    • Department-approved 400-level seminar course (4)
    • Advanced (400-level) courses - Select additional courses (8)
    • Department-approved electives (must include a course in statistics) (8)
    Total Credits: 75

    BS Course of Study planning form. Use this optional form to help plan your degree.

Minors


Requirements for Anthropology Minors
  • Anthropology Minor (27 credits) in person or online

    Core Requirements (select three):

    • ANTH 107 - Being Human: Past and Present (5)
    • ANTH 110 - Bones, Apes, and Genes: Exploring Biological Anthropology (5)
    • ANTH 120 - Archaeology: Science of the Past (5)
    • ANTH 130 - Cultural Worlds (5)
    • ANTH 180 - Language and Culture (5)
    Additional Required Courses:

    • Elective credits must be at the 300- or 400-level (12)
    Total Credits: 27
  • Museum Studies Minor (30 credits)

    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.).
    See the Museum Studies Page for more information.

    Required Courses (18 credits):

    • ANTH 360 - Introduction to Museum Studies (4)
    • ANTH 361 - Museum Exhibit Design (4)
    • ANTH 362 - Museum Curation and Management (4)
    • ANTH 490 - Cooperative Education (6)

    Select one of the following courses (5 credits):

    • ANTH 107 - Being Human: Past and Present (5)
    • ANTH 110 - Bones, Apes, and Genes: Exploring Biological Anthropology (5)
    • ANTH 120 - Archaeology: Science of the Past (5)
    • ANTH 130 - Cultural Worlds (5)
    Additional Required Courses (7 credits):

    • Department-approved electives selected in consultation with an advisor (7)

    Total Credits: 30

Courses


Information about each course in the Anthropology department
  • Introductory Courses 100-200 Level

    ANTH 107. Being Human: Past & Present (5). Exploration of being human throughout the world from the earliest human ancestors to today using archaeological, biological, cultural and linguistic anthropology methods and perspectives. SB - Foundations of Human Adaptation, Behavior. K-6- Individual and Society: P2 Health & Well-being, P5 Sustainability

    ANTH 110. Bones, Apes, and Genes: Exploring Biological Anthropology (5). Exploration of the field of biological anthropology, including humankind's evolutionary relationships to other primate forms, the human fossil record, and ongoing evolutionary processes impacting on the human species. Meets anthropology major requirement. NS - Patterns & Connections in the Natural Word. K7-Physical & Natural World; P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P5 Sustainability, P6 Ways of Knowing

    ANTH 120. Archaeology: Science of the Past (5). Introduction to the concepts, methods, and development of archaeology, as well as key discoveries from the ancient world. Illustrations of how fields of science are combined to uncover past human achievements and diverse cultures. Meets anthropology major requirement. SB - Foundations of Human Adaptation, Behavior (W). K8 - Science & Technology; P2 Health & Well-being, P5 Sustainability, P6 Ways of Knowing

    ANTH 130. Cultural Worlds (5). The cross-cultural and holistic study of humans worldwide, including the analysis of race, gender, power, kinship, globalization, and the role of symbols in social life. Students will also examine their own world through anthropological lenses. Meets anthropology major requirement. SB - Perspectives on World Cultures. K4 - Global Dynamics; P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P4 Social Justice, P6 Ways of Knowing

    ANTH 137. Race, Power, and the American Dream (5). This class constitutes an anthropological exploration of race in the United States by examining structural inequality in relation to the ideas and experiences reflected in what is popularly called The American Dream. K2 - Community, Culture, & Citizenship; P1 Civic & Community Engagement, P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P4 Social Justice

    ANTH 180. Language and Culture (5). This course is an introduction to the scientific and anthropological study of language, concerning its structure and function as an omnipresent system in communication, cognition, and socialization, and its relationship with culture, society, and power. Meets anthropology major requirement. K6 - Individual & Society; P1 Civic & Community Engagement

    ANTH 201. Grade 1 Animal Technician (1). The course covers the skills of a Grade 1 Animal Technician with a focus on primates. Standards follow those of the International Primatological Society and include maintenance of primates' physical environment and USDA standards for management. The grade will either be S or U.

    ANTH 296. Individual Study (1-6). Requires permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.

    ANTH 298. Special Topics (1-6). Course content is identified by title in the university class schedule. May be repeated for credit under different titles.

    ANTH 299. Seminar (1-5). Course content is identified by title in the university class schedule. May be repeated for credit under different titles.

  • Intermediate Courses 300 Level

    ANTH 301. Anthropology: Principles and Assessment (2). Principles and assessment course for majors: current topics and careers, research, funding; development of assessment portfolios and individual program plans. Required for all B.A., B.S. Anthropology majors at admission.

    ANTH 310. Research/Laboratory in Biological Anthropology (1-2). Laboratory research analysis of biological anthropology materials. May be taken concurrently with and as a supplement to other 300-level courses in biological anthropology. The course may be repeated up to a cumulative maximum of 8 credits. No more than 10 credits of ANTH 310 and 485 are allowed to fulfill B.A. or B.S. requirements. Prerequisite, previous college work in biological anthropology or other natural sciences, and permission of the instructor. Meets anthropology subfield Biological Anthropology (B).

    ANTH 311. Advanced Biological Anthropology: Principles of Human Evolution (4). Analysis and interpretation of major principles of modern biological anthropology from an evolutionary perspective: genetics, population genetics, ecology, comparative anatomy, and human paleontology. Meets anthropology subfield Biological Anthropology (B).

    ANTH 312. Human Origins: The Fossil Evidence (4). The fossil record of hominins. Basic data and interpretation. Meets anthropology subfield Biological Anthropology (B).

    ANTH 313. Primate Social Behavior (4). Survey of field studies of nonhuman primates relevant to the study of human social systems and adaptation. Meets anthropology subfield Biological Anthropology (B).

    ANTH 314. Human Variation (4). Survey of genetic, physiological, and morphological diversity of modern human populations, with a focus on how humans' biological variation interacts with culture to enable adaptation to various ecological settings. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or above. NS - Applications of Natural Science, K7 - Physical & Natural World; P1 Civic & Community Engagement, P2 Health & Well-being, P4 Social Justice

    ANTH 315. Human Skeletal Analysis (4). A survey of the human skeleton and techniques of human skeletal analysis. Identification of age, sex, and other traits in modern and extinct populations. Meets anthropology subfield Biological Anthropology (B).

    ANTH 316. History and Theory of Molecular Anthropology (4). This seminar will include readings from important studies that have influenced the field of biological anthropology including the areas of human origins, phylogeny, and dispersal. Prerequisite: ANTH 311 or by permission of the instructor.

    ANTH 318. Introduction to Forensics (4). This course explores the subject matter and methods forensic investigators use when searching and recovering evidence from crime scenes. We examine approaches to forensics across multiple disciples including anthropology, biological sciences, chemistry, law and justice, geological sciences, physics, psychology, and sociology. The goal is to provide a broad overview for students interested in exploring forensic careers. ANTH 318 and LAJ 318 are cross-listed courses; students may not receive credit for both. Meets forensics requirements.

    ANTH 321. Archaeological Methods (4). Introduction to methods used by archaeologists, with an emphasis on laboratory methods for the analysis of chipped stone, ceramics, faunal remains, and other archaeological materials. Meets anthropology subfield Archaeology (A).

    ANTH 321 LAB. Archaeological Methods Laboratory (2). Hands-on application of typical methods used in archaeological investigations, with an emphasis on laboratory techniques for studying chipped stone, ceramics, faunal remains, and other archaeological materials. Co- or prerequisite: ANTH 321. Meets anthropology subfield Archaeology (A).

    ANTH 322. World Prehistory (4). Old and New World prehistory from the late Pliocene to the early historic period, including the ecology and development of hunting-gathering, agriculture, and state-level societies. ANTH 322 and HIST 322 are cross-listed courses; students may not receive credit for both. Meets anthropology subfield Archaeology (A).

    ANTH 323. Field Archaeology (3-6). Identification, mapping, and recording of archaeological sites; techniques of excavation. Prerequisite: ANTH 120. Meets anthropology subfield Archaeology (A). The grade will be either S or U.

    ANTH 324. North American Archaeology (4). Prehistoric cultures of North America, with emphasis on adaptation to changing environments. Meets anthropology subfield Archaeology (A).

    ANTH 325. Prehistory of the Pacific Northwest (4). Prehistoric cultures of Washington State and adjoining regions. Meets anthropology subfield Archaeology (A).

    ANTH 333. Culture and Marriage (4). The reciprocal relationships between the biophysical and cultural components in mating, nurturing and sexual access. Cross-cultural patterns in marriage. ANTH 333 and CDFS 333 are cross-listed courses; students may not receive credit for both. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C).

    ANTH 341. Native American Cultures of the Pacific Northwest (4). Ecological settings and cultural adaptations of Pacific Northwest Native Americans in historical and contemporary contexts. Culture change and continuity, language, religion, resource management, and tribal sovereignty. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C).

    ANTH 343. Culture and Power in Africa (4). Anthropological study power in precolonial African societies, ideological and cultural dimensions of social inequality and social struggle, classical social anthropology and contemporary analysis of war, genocide, refugee movement, and political consciousness. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C).

    ANTH 344. Cultures of Asia (4). Setting and cultural adaptation of the peoples of Asia. Representative groups from cultural regions of East Asia and Central/ Inner Asia. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C).

    ANTH 345. Cultures of Southeast Asia and Oceania (4). Setting and cultural adaptation of the peoples of Southeast Asia and Oceania. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C).

    ANTH 346. Cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean (4). Survey of anthropological research on cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean in historical and contemporary contexts. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C).

    ANTH 347. Native American Cultures of North America (4). Ecological settings and cultural adaptations of North American Native Americans in historical and contemporary contexts. Culture change and continuity, language, religion, resource management, and tribal sovereignty. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C).

    ANTH 348. Contemporary China (4). This course focuses on contemporary China and covers such topics as general situation, family, marriage, citizenship, community institutions, work, religion, ethnicity, education, popular culture, politics, social class, rural-urban inequalities, gender, and social change. ANTH 348 and AST 348 are cross-listed courses; a student may not receive credit for both.

    ANTH 351. Visual Anthropology (4). Provides methodological, theoretical and practical background to produce and evaluate imagery in films and video; guidelines and practice of image presentation/ manipulation in anthropological and social contexts. ANTH 351 and COM 351 are cross-listed courses; students may not receive credit for both. Prerequisites: ANTH 130 or ART 225 or COM 321 or COM 330. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C).

    ANTH 352. Anthropology of Environmental Issues (4). Anthropological approaches to environmental issues and debates, from climate change to the availability of clean water and beyond. Students use critical thinking in assessing the role of culture nationally and internationally in current environmental issues. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C).

    ANTH 353. Childhood and Culture (4). Cross-cultural comparison of children's lives in different societies. Exploration of developmental paradigms and comparison of ideas about what childhood is and how children become competent in different societies. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C).

    ANTH 354. Anthropology of Religion (4). A cross-cultural analysis of religion, cosmology, and world view. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C).

    ANTH 355. Culture, Person, and Self (4). A cross-cultural analysis of the relationship of individuals to cultural beliefs and practices. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C).

    ANTH 356. Gender Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4). Bio-cultural factors affecting human gender roles. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C).

    ANTH 357. Medical Anthropology: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Health and Healing (4). Emphasizes cultural and biological factors influencing health maintenance in human populations and cross-cultural perspectives on illness, healing, and the provision of health care. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural

  • Advanced Courses 400 Level

    ANTH 408. Bioarchaeology. Advanced reading, discussion, and application of foundational theories underpinning bioarchaeological practices. ANTH 110 prerequisite or permission of instructor. Meets anthropology subfield Biological Anthropology (B) and Seminar (S).

    ANTH 409. Forensics Capstone. A capstone course designed to assess student mastery of fundamental knowledge of forensics through submission of a portfolio of work collected throughout the program, and explore future opportunities. ANTH 409 and LAJ 409 are crosslisted; students may not receive credit for both. Prerequisite senior standing. Forensics requirement.

    ANTH 410. Biological Anthropology: Theoretical and Research Issues (4). Exploration of the theoretical underpinnings of biological anthropology, their expression in current research topics in the field, and the transition from earlier approaches to their current implementation. Seminar structure. Prerequisites: ANTH 110 and an additional 5 units of biological anthropology. Meets anthropology subfield Biological Anthropology (B) and Seminar (S). May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.

    ANTH 411. Primate Conservation (4). A seminar that focuses on conservation issues of particular relevance for non-human primates, including deforestation, bush-meat hunting, and pet trade; and on conservation strategies, including reintroduction, captive management, and ecotourism. ANTH 411 and PRIM 511 are cross-listed courses; students may not receive credit for both. Prerequisites: ANTH 110 and ANTH 313. Meets anthropology subfield Biological Anthropology (B) and Seminar (S).

    ANTH 412. Monkeys of the Neotropics (4). An overview of Neotropical monkey evolution, ecology, and behavior in wild and captive settings. Focuses on species ranging in Mexico, Central America, and South America. ANTH 412 and PRIM 512 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both. Prerequisite ANTH 313. Meets anthropology subfield Biological Anthropology (B).

    ANTH 413. Research Methods in Primatology (5). Review of methods used in collection and analysis of primatological data, including hypothesis development, delineation of variables, subject sampling, data collection techniques, data analysis, and captive versus field settings for research projects. ANTH 413 and PRIM 513 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing or permission of instructor. Meets anthropology subfield Biological Anthropology (B).

    ANTH 414. Osteobiographical Analysis (6). The course is an in-depth and critical analysis of various techniques pertaining to forensic anthropology, osteology, and archaeology. Students will plan, manage, and conduct forensic skeletal analysis of a skeletal project. Findings will be presented. Prerequisites: ANTH 110, ANTH 310, ANTH 315, and permission of the instructor. May be repeated for up to 12 credits. Meets anthropology subfield Biological Anthropology (B). Meets anthropology subfield Biological Anthropology (B).

    ANTH 415. Forensic Anthropology: Theoretical and Applied Issues (4). An in-depth and critical analysis of journal articles pertaining to forensic anthropology, osteology, and archaeology. An examination of archaeological techniques that can be adapted to forensic and medico-legal investigations. Prerequisites: ANTH 110, 315, 310, and permission of the instructor. Meets anthropology subfield Biological Anthropology (B).

    ANTH 416. Apes (4). An overview of small- and large-bodied ape evolution, ecology, and behavior in wild and captive settings. ANTH 416 and PRIM 516 are layered courses; a student may not receive credit for both. Prerequisite: ANTH 313. Meets anthropology subfield Biological Anthropology (B).

    ANTH 418. Monkeys of Asia and Africa (4). An overview of Old World monkey’s evolution, ecology, and behavior in wild and captive settings. Focuses on species ranging in Africa and Asia. Prerequisite: ANTH 313. Meets anthropology subfield Biological Anthropology (B).

    ANTH 419. Lemurs and Lorises (4). An overview of the evolution, ecology, and behavior of lemurs and lorises living in wild and captive settings. Prerequisite: ANTH 313. Meets anthropology subfield Biological Anthropology (B).

    ANTH 421. Archaeological Theory (4). Discussion of research problems in data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Prerequisite: ANTH 120. Meets anthropology subfield Archaeology (A) and Seminar (S).

    ANTH 425. Zooarchaeology (4). Mammalian osteology and methods in the analysis of animal bones from archaeological sites. Prerequisites: ANTH 120 and either ANTH 110LAB or BIOL 183. Meets anthropology subfield Archaeology (A).

    ANTH 426. Stone Tool Analysis (4). The theory, method, and technique of stone tool analysis are presented so that students can undertake a research project analyzing a stone tool assemblage. Prerequisites: ANTH 120 or ANTH 323. Meets anthropology subfield Archaeology (A).

    ANTH 427. Environmental Archaeology (4). Analyses of sediments and plant and animal remains from archaeological sites are used to explore relationship s between humans and their environments. Case studies combine natural and physical sciences to study long-term change in landscapes and ecosystems. ANTH 427/ 527 and GEOG 427/ 527 are cross-listed courses; students may not receive credit for more than one. Graduate credit requires an additional research paper to be specified in syllabus. Prerequisites: ANTH 120 or GEOG 107. Meets anthropology subfield Archaeology (A).

    ANTH 432. Heritage Preservation (4). Students will discuss the merits of preserving heritage buildings and landscapes, and question what is deemed worth of heritage designation. Techniques will be developed for investigating a building's history and experience gained in writing proposals and policies to preserve heritage resources. ANTH 432 and GEOG 432 are cross-listed courses; students may not receive credit for both. Prerequisite: GEOG 305 or enrollment in REM Program or permission of instructor.

    ANTH 440. Ecology and Culture (4). Investigation into interdependent environmental and human cultural systems. Traditional agroecology and subsistence strategies; contemporary problems of resource management, social equity, political ecology, and sustainable development. ANTH 440 and GEOG 440 are cross-listed courses, students may not receive credit for both. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C) and Seminar (S).

    ANTH 442. Applied Cultural Competencies (2). An anthropological approach to cultural competencies in different professions. Solid grounding in the concept of culture and its applications, including analytical and practical skills for working in multi-cultural settings. For majors, minors, non-majors, and professionals.

    ANTH 443. Methods in Sociocultural Research (2). Introduction to sociocultural research methods in the framework of Rapid Ethnographic Assessment. Includes principles and techniques for ethnographic interviewing and observation, field notes and data analysis. For majors, minors, non-majors and professionals.

    ANTH 444. Ethnographic Field Methods (4). Methods used in ethnographic field work. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C) and Seminar (S).

    ANTH 446. Anthropology of Globalization (4). Critically examines current theories of globalization in anthropology. Course includes selected ethnographic research on topics including global flows of people, material, ideas, identities, global political structures, and local accommodation and resistance. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C) and Seminar (S).

    ANTH 449. Contemporary Native American Cultures and Issues (4). Analysis of contemporary Native North American cultures and issues, including tribal sovereignty, resource management, education, religion, economic, and health status, cultural continuity, and adaptation. SOC 449 and ANTH 449 are cross-listed courses; students may not receive credit for both. Prerequisites: either ANTH 341, ANTH 347, SOC 366, AIS 103, or permission of instructor. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C) and Seminar (S).

    ANTH 451. History and Theory Anthropology (4). Content and developmental history of anthropological theories and methods. Prerequisite: 20 units of anthropology courses. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C) and Seminar (S).

    ANTH 458. Anthropology Senior Comprehensive Survey (4). An advanced comprehensive survey of the field of anthropology as to its theoretical and methodological content. Prerequisite: admission to an anthropology major plan (ANTH large BA, the ANTH small BA, and the ANTH BS only). CE - Culminating Experience

    ANTH 460. Meaning in a Material World (4). This course will introduce students to theoretical concepts within the anthropology of material culture that will enable them to develop critical analyses of objects.

    ANTH 463. Learning in Museums (4). This course will provide students with the foundational theory necessary for planning, writing, and implementing museum educational programs.

    ANTH 483. Sociolinguistics (4). Concepts and methods of sociolinguistic analysis in first and second languages. Will examine differences among cultures in the relationship between language usage and inequality. ANTH 483 and WL 483 are cross-listed courses; students may not receive credit for both. Prerequisites: either ANTH 180, ANTH 381, ENG 180, or WL 481. Meets anthropology subfield Linguistics (L).

    ANTH 485. Method and Theory in Biological Anthropology (1-8). Methods and techniques, research problems, data collection, analysis, interpretation. Laboratory orientation. No more than 10 credits of ANTH 310 and ANTH 485 are allowed to fulfill BA or BS requirements. Prerequisite: introductory plus 5 upper - division credits in biological anthropology or corresponding coursework in the biological sciences. Meets anthropology subfield Biological Anthropology (B). May be repeated up to 8 credits.

    ANTH 486. Advanced Methods in Archaeology. Prerequisite, 5 upper-division credits in archaeology. Archaeological research design; planning and supervision of laboratory and field operation; preparation of reports for publication. May be repeated under a different topic up to 8 credits. No more than 10 credits of ANTH 320 and 486 allowed to fulfill B.A. or B.S. requirements. Prerequisite: 5 upper-division credits in archaeology.

    ANTH 487. Field Linguistics (1-8). A laboratory oriented course providing both demonstration and practicum in recording, transcription, and structure of languages. Tapes and field derived data. Meets anthropology subfield Linguistics (L). May be repeated up to 8 credits.

    ANTH 488. Advanced Research in Cultural Anthropology (1-8). Prerequisites: ANTH 130 and 5 upper-division credits in cultural anthropology. Meets anthropology subfield Cultural Anthropology (C). May be repeated up to 8 credits.

    ANTH 490. Cooperative Education (1-12). An individualized, contracted field experience with business, industry, government, or social service agencies. This contractual arrangement involves a student-learning plan, cooperating employer supervision, and faculty coordination. May be repeated for credit. Grade will either be S or U. By permission.

    ANTH 491. Workshop (1-6). May be repeated for credit.

    ANTH 492. Anthropological Teaching Experience (1-2). May be repeated for credit. Grade will either be S or U.

    ANTH 493. Anthropological Field Experience (1-8). Individual or group off-campus experience in the field study of anthropological phenomena. May be repeated for credit.

    ANTH 494. Applied GIS Project (2-6). GIS projects in anthropology, biology, geography, geology, and resource management. ANTH 494, GEOG 494, and GEOL 494 are cross-listed courses.

    ANTH 496. Individual Study (1-6). May be repeated for credit. By permission.

    ANTH 498. Special Topics (1-6).

    ANTH 499. Seminar (1-5).

Transfer Students

Recommended courses to take before transferring to CWU:
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Introduction to Linguistics
Recommended courses to take during your first term at CWU:
  • Any of these introductory courses above not taken at the community college
  • Our "introduction to the major" class, Anth 301 Principles & Assessment.

More information on Transfer Equivalencies Policies.

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