BA in Anthropology (General Anthropology)

Units required for Major: 52, includes units of study in chosen concentration
Total units required for BA: 120

Program Description

The General Anthropology concentration introduces students to the fundamentals of archaeological, biological, sociocultural and linguistic anthropology. It constitutes a good liberal arts foundation that will help students pursue advanced studies and/or careers in diverse fields.

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 Anthropology 13
ANTH 1ABiological Anthropology Laboratory 11
ANTH 2Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 3Introduction to Archaeology 13
ANTH 4Language, Culture, and Critical Thinking 13
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
Peopling of North America
Select one of the following:3
Human Paleontology
Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology
Human Variation
Additional Requirement (3 Units)
Anthropology majors select one statistics course 1,23
Additional requirements for Concentrations (24 Units)
Select one of the following:24
Archaeology & Biological Anthropology Concentrations
Culture, Language & Society Concentration
General Anthropology Concentration
Total Units52

Concentration in General Anthropology (24 units)

Required Upper Division Courses (12 Units)
Select two of the following:6
Anthropology of Hunters and Gatherers
Ecological and Evolutionary Approaches to Anthropology
Archaeological Method and Theory
Origins of Agriculture
Indians of California
Indians of North America
Comparative Primate Morphology
Evolutionary Medicine
Primate Behavior
Evolution of Human Behavior
Bioarchaeology: Analyzing Human Remains from Archaeology Sites
Select two of the following:6
Anthropology of War
Economic Anthropology
Europe in the Ethnographic Imagination
Social Anthropology
Culture Theory
Political Anthropology
Contemporary American Culture in Anthropological Perspective
Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
Linguistic Anthropology
Urban Anthropology
Culture Change
Applied Anthropology
Religion and Culture
Folklore in Anthropological Perspective
Research Methods in Linguistic Anthropology
Anthropologies of Music
Anthropology of Contemporary Asia
Anthropology of Food
Anthropology of Globalization
Museums, Culture, and Society
Museum Methods
Anthropology of Human Rights
Anthropology of the Body
Critical Medical Anthropology
Advanced Topics in Linguistic Anthropology
Laboratory in Ethnographic Techniques
Fieldwork in Ethnology
General Electives (12 Units)
Select four upper division courses from all of the above plus the following:12
World Prehistory and the Evolution of Modern Humanity
The Anthropocene: Human Impacts on Ancient Environments
Introductory Statistics for Anthropologists
Ancient Technology
Cultural Resource Management in Theory and Practice
Health, Culture, Power: Topics in Medical Anthropology (Health, Culture, Power: Topics in Medical Anthropology)
Life of Primates
Peoples of Southeast Asia
Cultures of South Asia
Human Skeletal Analysis
Forensic Anthropology
African Cultures and Societies
Rise of Religious Cults
Total Units24

General Education Requirements1

Area A: Basic Subjects (6 Units)
A1 - Oral Communication3
A2 - Written Communication3
A3 - Critical Thinking 20
Area B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms (4 Units)
B1 - Physical Science3
B2 - Life Forms 20
B3 - Lab (Note: Lab experience to be taken with one of the following: B1, B2 or B5)1
B4 - Math Concepts 20
B5 - Additional Course (Any B to reach 12 units) - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.0
Area C: Arts and Humanities (12 Units)
C1 - Arts3
C2 - Humanities3
C1/C2 - Area C Course3
C1/C2 - Area C Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area D: The Individual and Society (3 Units)
Area D Course 20
Area D Course 20
Area D Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area E: Understanding Personal Development (3 Units)
Area E Course3
Area F: Ethnic Studies
Area F Course
Total Units28

Graduation Requirements1

Graduation Requirements (required by CSU) (9 Units)
American Institutions: U.S. History3
American Institutions: U.S. Constitution & CA Government3
Writing Intensive (WI)3
Graduation Requirements (required by Sacramento State) (12 Units)
English Composition II3
Race and Ethnicity in American Society (RE)3
Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement 26