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Anthropology

Anthropology examines human adaptation, variation, and change. From a holistic perspective anthropologists study human adaptability in the past, present, and future by analyzing culture, society, language, and biology.

There are five main sub-disciplines in anthropology. Cultural anthropologists conduct participant-observation fieldwork in communities throughout the world. Archeologists investigate material cultural remains to better understand human behavior. Linguistic anthropologists examine how speech and language is used to communicate ideas about our environment and how language and speech changes over time and across geographical areas. Biological anthropologists research questions pertaining to human evolution, forensics, genetics, human growth and development, and demographics. Applied anthropology is conducted in all of these four sub-fields.

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Bachelor of Art: Social Science with an emphasis in Anthropology

Bachelor degree programs are designed to prepare students for employment, or graduate school, in their chosen field.

Typically a bachelor degree program is 120 credits (four years).

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Candidates must complete the General Education Requirements (GERs) as well as specific program requirements listed below for a minimum of 120 credit hours. Specific requirements for GERs in Social Science are listed below. Students must select one primary and two secondary concentration areas. The degree must include 42 credits of upper-division (300 or above) courses, 24 of which must be completed at UAS.

Students must pass all SSCI and Social Science methods classes and all classes within the Primary and Secondary Concentrations with a C (2.00) or better. The Student Assessment Portfolio (SAP) is required for degree completion. SSCI S200 (Orientation to the Social Sciences) is taken in the sophomore year with presentation of the completed portfolio in the final semester of the student’s senior year. Students must also take one Social Science methods course in addition to any methods course required in their Primary Concentration.

Minimum credit hours120
General Education Requirement35
Computational Skills
Select one from the following (4 credits)
MATHS106Concepts and Contemporary Applications of Mathematics3
MATHS107College Algebra (or higher)4
STATS107Survey of Statistics3
Social Science Orientation
SSCIS200Orientation to the Social Sciences3
Social Science Methods
Select one from the following (3-4 credits):
ANTHS311Methods and Theories in Archaeology3
ANTHS363Ethnohistory3
ANTHS390/HIST S390Archives and Museums Theory and Practice3
ECONS412Econometrics4
HISTS300Historiography and Historical Methods3
SSCIS300Research Methods in the Social Sciences3
SSCIS373Data Analysis in the Social Sciences3
STATS273Elementary Statistics (or higher3
World Language Recommendation8
___S__Language courses*8
*8 credits in a 1-year sequence of a single world or Alaska Native language. American Sign Language does not fullfil this requirement.
Primary Concentration Requirements**24-25
Secondary Concentration Requirements**30-31
**Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better
Social Science Primary Concentrations
Choose one. If a course is taken as a GER, substitution of an equal or higher course level and number of credits in same discipline must be taken to fulfill the primary concentration requirement. Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better.
Anthropology
Primary Concentration Requirements24
ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHS205Biological Anthropology3
ANTHS__Electives*18
*At least 12 credits must be upper division
Economics
Primary Concentration Requirements25
ECONS201Principles of Economics I: Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles of Economics II: Microeconomics3
SSCIS412Econometrics4
ECONS__Electives*12
*9 credits must be upper division.
Select one from the following (3 credits)
ECONS321Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
ECONS324Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
 
Government/Political Science
Primary Concentration Requirements24
GOVTS___Electives*18
SSCIS300Research Methods in Social Science3
*At least 12 credits must be upper division
Select one from the following (3 credits)
GOVTS101Introduction to American Government3
GOVTS102Introduction to Political Science3
History
Primary Concentration Requirements24
HISTS492Seminar in History: Selected Topics3
HISTS__Electives*15
*9 credits must be upper division.
select both**
HISTS131U.S. History I3
HISTS132U.S. History II3
or both
HISTS105World History I3
HISTS106World History II3
or both
HISTS227Early Modern Europe 1400-18153
HISTS228Modern Europe 1815-20003
**Courses selected must not be taken as GERs
Psychology
Primary Concentration Requirements24
PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYS__Any one 200 level psychology course18
PSYS300Research Methods in Social Science3
*12 credits must be upper division.
Sociology24
Primary Emphasis Requirements
SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS__Electives*18
SSCIS300Research Methods in Social Science3
*At least 12 credits must be upper division.
Social Science Secondary Concentrations
Choose two disciplines different from your primary concentration area and complete 15-16 credit course sequencing for both. If course taken as a GER, substitution of an equal or higher course level and number of credits in the same discipline must be taken to fulfill the secondary concentration requirement. Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better.
Anthropology
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHS__Electives*12
*At least 9 credits must be upper division.
Economics
Secondary Concentration Requirements15-16
ECONS201Principles Econ I: Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles Econ II: Microeconomics3
ECONS__Electives*9-10
*At least 6 credits must be upper division.
Government/Political Science
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
GOVTS___Electives*15
*At least 6 credits must be upper division
Select one from the following (3 credits)
GOVTS101Introduction to American Government3
GOVTS102Introduction to Political Science3
History
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
select both* 
HISTS131History of the U.S. I3
HISTS132History of the U.S. II3
or both*
HISTS105World History I3
HISTS106World History II3
or both
HISTS227Early Modern Europe 1400-18153
HISTS228Modern Europe 1815-20003
HISTS__Electives**9
*Courses selected must not be taken as GERs.
**Minimum of 6 credits must be upper-division. HIST S133 will not be counted toward this degree
 
Psychology
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYS__Electives*12
*6 credits must be upper division
Sociology
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS__Electives*12
*6 credits must be upper division

Minor in Anthropolgy

Minors are areas of study that students can use to expand the scope of their bachelor degree program (for example a student in a Art major can add a Business minor).

Typically a minor is 15 credits, it cannot be the same emphasis as the main degree program.

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Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours18
ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHS205Biological Anthropology3
____S___Anthropology courses*12
*Select twelve additional credits in Anthropology (at least six must be upper-division.)

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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ANTH Classes: Fall - 2014


An introduction to the fundamentals of the four subfields of anthropology: archaeology, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and anthropological linguistics. Practical applications of anthropological concepts and perspectives are emphasized. Case materials are drawn from cultures around the world.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80307J01Erica Hill
EG112
Tue, Thu
3:00p - 4:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80925K01Brandon Chapman
PAUL519
Tue, Thu
10:30a - 11:50a
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to culture, history, and archaeology of Alaska Natives. Includes environmental settings, languages, socio-economic and subsistence patterns, cultural change, and contemporary issues.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
81004KD1Brandon Chapman
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Delivered via web. Requires access to internet, email and MSWord. Go to course site at https://online.uas.alaska.edu/online for course information. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

Basic theories, methods, and concepts of cultural anthropology. Includes analysis of social, political, economic, belief and symbolic systems. Serves as a foundation for more specialized courses in cultural anthropology.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79328KD1Brandon Chapman
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Delivered via web. Requires access to internet, email and MSWord. Go to course site at https://online.uas.alaska.edu/online for course information. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $615 (additional charges may apply)

A study of human biology including genetics, human evolution and variation, adaptations, ecology and primatology.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80310J01Erica Hill
EG108
Mon, Wed
3:30p - 5:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

Examination of the relationship between culture, social institutions, and psychological variables on a cross-cultural basis. Includes emphasis on cognition and socialization.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80318J01Daniel Monteith
EG108
Wednesday
5:30p - 8:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

Examines funerary rituals and beliefs about death from a cross-cultural perspective in both Western and non-Western cultures from prehistory to the present.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80319J01Erica Hill
EG108
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

Evolutionary anthropology approaches to the study of cultural and ecological systems. Culture will be studied as an adaptive system including how it interacts with ecology and human biology. Applications of evolutionary theory (human behavioral ecology, co-evolution) to culture and human behavior.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
81003KD1Brandon Chapman
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
4:30p - 5:50p
9/2 - 12/13

Delivered via web with required live online meetings. Requires access to internet, email, MSWord and microphone/headset. Students in Ketchikan are invited to attend class on campus. Go to course site at https://online.uas.alaska.edu/online for course information. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $723 (additional charges may apply)

Tradition and change in Alaska Native cultures and social institutions. A study of persistence and change in social structure and world view of Alaska Native peoples.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79330KD1Jennifer Brown
DISTELIVE
Thursday
4:30p - 5:50p
9/2 - 12/13

Delivered via web with required live online meetings. Requires access to internet, mail, MSWord and microphone/headset. Go to course site at https://online.uas.alaska.edu/online for course information. Students must order books; go ot http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information. This course meets the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development certification requirement for Alaska Studies.

Tuition and fees: $723 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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