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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 typically 120 credits (four years), and are designed to prepare students for employment or graduate school in their chosen field.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 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 Requirements35
Social Science Orientation3
Social Science Methods3-4
World Language Requirement8
Primary Concentration Requirements24-25
Secondary Concentration Requirements30-31

General Education Requirements

Computational Skills

Select one from the following (4 credits):

MATHS113Concepts and Contemporary Applications of Mathematics3
MATHS151College Algebra (or higher)4
STATS107Survey of Statistics4

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 Requirement

___S__Language courses*8
* 8 credits in a 1-year sequence of a single world or Alaska Native language. American Sign Language does not fulfill this requirement.

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.

Primary ConcentrationCredit Hours
Anthropology24
Economics25
Government/Political Science24
History24
Psychology24
Sociology24

Anthropology

Primary Concentration Requirements

ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHS205Biological Anthropology3
ANTHS__Electives*18
* At least 12 credits must be upper division

Economics

Primary Concentration Requirements

ECONS201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles of Microeconomics3
ECONS412Econometrics4
ECONS__Electives*12
* 9 credits must be upper division.

Government/Political Science

Primary Concentration Requirements

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 Requirements

HISTS492Seminar in History: Selected Topics3
HISTS__Electives*15
* 9 credits must be upper division.

select both**

HISTS131History of the U.S. I3
HISTS132History of the U.S. II3

or both

HISTS105World History I3
HISTS106World History II3

** Courses selected must not be taken as GERs

Psychology

Primary Concentration Requirements

PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYS___Electives*18
PSYS300Research Methods in Social Science3
* 12 credits must be upper division.

Sociology

Primary Concentration Requirements

SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS___Electives*18
SSCIS300Research Methods in Social Science3
* 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.

Secondary ConcentrationCredit Hours
Anthropology15
Economics15-16
Government/Political Science15
History15
Psychology15
Sociology15

Anthropology

Secondary Concentration Requirements

ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHS___Electives*12
* At least 9 credits must be upper division

Economics

Secondary Concentration Requirements

ECONS201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles of Microeconomics3
ECONS___Electives*9-10
* 6 credits must be upper division.

Government/Political Science

Secondary Concentration Requirements

GOVTS___Electives*12
* 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 Requirements

select both*

HISTS131History of the U.S. I3
HISTS132History of the U.S. II3
HISTS___Electives**9

or both*

HISTS105World History I3
HISTS106World History II3

* 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 Requirements

PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYS___Electives*12
* 6 credits must be upper division.

Sociology

Secondary Concentration Requirements

SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS___Electives*12
* 6 credits must be upper division.

Minor in Anthropolgy

A minor is a student's secondary field of study.  Typically a minor is 15 credits and cannot be the same emphasis as the main bachelor's degree program.

Minor Requirements (2015-2016 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 - 2015


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
77756J01Daniel Monteith
EG112
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 1:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

An overview of intertidal foods found in southern Southeast Alaska. This includes a study of intertidal organisms as well as traditional cultural uses of these resources.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79843K01Barbara Morgan
ROBT115
Wednesday
5:00p - 7:00p
9/23 - 10/21
ROBT115
Saturday
7:00a - 10:00a
9/26 - 9/26

Scholarships available.

Tuition and fees: $190 (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
76656KD1Brandon Chapman
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. View course information at UASOnline. 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: $570 (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
76657KD1Brandon Chapman
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. View course information at UASOnline. 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: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80021KD2Brandon Chapman
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. View course information at UASOnline. 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: $570 (additional charges may apply)

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77759J01Erica Hill
EG108
Mon, Wed
3:30p - 5:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

A cross-cultural approach to the ways societies have been affected by global processes such as migration, economic development, and modernization.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77802J01Erica Hill
EG220
Tue, Thu
11:30a - 1:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

The intellectual history of the discipline of anthropology is analyzed through the examination of ethnographic and theoretical works.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77803J01Daniel Monteith
EG225
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Different ethnographic methods will be analyzed, explored, and practiced. Individual research projects will be developed. Ethics will be discussed and students will submit their research projects for institutional review in order to understand the human subjects approval process.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77431KD1Brandon Chapman
PAUL515
Wednesday
4:30p - 5:50p
8/31 - 12/12
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
4:30p - 5:50p
8/31 - 12/12

Delivered via web with required live online meetings. Students in Ketchikan are invited to attend class on campus. Requires access to email, MSWord and microphone/headset. View course information at UAS-Online. 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: $690 (additional charges may apply)

An intensive and comparative analysis of peoples of the Northwest Coast. Emphasizes prehistory, socioeconomic and intellectual life, adaptation, and contemporary issues.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78938J01Daniel Monteith
EG225
Wednesday
5:30p - 8:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $690 (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
77432KD1Jennifer Brown
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
6:00p - 7:20p
8/31 - 12/12

Delivered via web with required live online meetings. Requires access to email, MSWord and microphone/headset. View course information at UASOnline. 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. This course meets the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development certification for Alaska Studies.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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