BA in Anthropology (Culture, Language and Society)

Units required for Major: 52 units, includes units of study in chosen concentration

Program Description

The Culture, Language & Society concentration develops knowledge, skills and perspectives to understand and engage with our diverse, interconnected world. It is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue graduate work or post-baccalaureate careers in government, the non-profit sector, education, healthcare or other contexts that require attention to cultural and linguistic dynamics.

Minimum Grade Requirement

Except for General Electives, all requirements must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.

Program Requirements

Required Lower Division Core Courses (13 Units)
ANTH 1Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
ANTH 1ABiological Anthropology Laboratory1
ANTH 2Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 3Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH 4Language, Culture, and Critical Thinking3
Upper Division Core Requirements (12 Units)
ANTH 146Ethnographic Analysis3
ANTH 162Language and Culture3
Select one of the following:3
California Archaeology
Great Basin Archaeology
Prehistory of the Southwest
North American Prehistory
The Evolution of Early Mesoamerican States
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology
Human Variation
Additional requirements for Concentrations (27-28 Units)
Select one of the following:27 - 28
Archaeology & Biological Anthropology Concentrations
Culture, Language & Society Concentration
General Anthropology Concentration
Total Units52-53

Concentration in Culture, Language & Society (27 units)

Required Upper Division Courses (12 Units)
Theoretical Perspective
Select one of the following:3
Anthropology of War
Economic Anthropology
Social Anthropology
Culture Theory
Political Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Religion and Culture
Folklore in Anthropological Perspective
Museums, Culture, and Society
Advanced Topics in Linguistic Anthropology
Select one of the following:3
Applied Anthropology
Research Methods in Linguistic Anthropology
Museum Methods
Laboratory in Ethnographic Techniques
Fieldwork in Ethnology
Breadth Requirement
Select two of the following:6
Europe in the Ethnographic Imagination
Contemporary American Culture in Anthropological Perspective
Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
African Cultures and Societies
Urban Anthropology
Culture Change
Anthropologies of Music
Anthropology of Contemporary Asia
Anthropology of Food
Anthropology of Globalization
Anthropology of Human Rights
Practicum (3 Units)
ANTH 191Anthropology Practicum3
General Electives (9 Units)
Select three upper division courses from Anthropology or related discipline with approval of Major Advisor. 19
Additional Requirements (3 Units)
Anthropology majors select one statistics course 23
Total Units27

except ANTH 155 and ANTH 157


e.g. STAT 1, or one approved by the Department