Major Requirements

Listed below are the requirements for the Anthropology major. In addition to the requirements for the major, students must also satisfy all of the university general education requirements and the College of Letters & Science breadth and other degree requirements. Degree requirements will vary depending on when you took your first college class. You are strongly advised to consult both the anthropology advisor and your L&S advisor to ensure you stay on track towards a degree. Read more about the degree requirements on the L&S Degree Requirements web pages.

Requirements

TOTAL ANTHROPOLOGY CREDITS

36 credits

REQUIRED COURSES (15 Credits)
  • Anthro 101 - Introduction to Anthropology: Human Origins, 3 credits
  • Anthro 102 - Introduction to Anthropology: Culture and Society, 3 credits
  • Anthro 103 - Digging Up The Past: Approaches to Archaeology, 3 credits
  • Anthro 105 - Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology, 3 credits
  • Anthro 460 - Anthropological Theory, 3 credits
ELECTIVES (21 Credits)

One upper-level course from each broad area: physical anthropology, archaeology, ethnology and related sociocultural subjects, linguistic anthropology, and methods. At least 15 credits in advanced-level courses (numbered 300 or above) must be taken in residence at UWM.

Physical Anthropology

  • Anthro 301 - Human Evolution and Variation, 3 credits
  • Anthro 401 - Primate Populations,* 3 credits
  • Anthro 402 - Primate Evolution, 3 credits
  • Anthro 403 - The Human Skeleton, 3 credits
  • Anthro 404 - Seminar in Human Evolutionary Physiology, 3 credits
  • Anthro 405 - Forensic Anthropology, 3 credits
  • Anthro 406 - Evolutionary Biology and Human Diseases, 3 credits
  • Anthro 407 - Neuroanthropology, 3 credits
  • Anthro 408 - Hormones and Behavior, 3 credits
  • Anthro 651 - Biology of the Primates

Archaeology

  • Anthro 304 - Violence and Warfare in Prehistory, 3 credits
  • Anthro 305 - The Celtic World, 3 credits
  • Anthro 306 - European Archaeology, 3 credits
  • Anthro 307 - World Archaeology: Foundations of Civilization, 3 credits
  • Anthro 308 - Archaeology of North America, 3 credits
  • Anthro 309 - Archaeology of Central and South America, 3 credits
  • Anthro 310 - Archaeology of Middle America, 3 credits
  • Anthro 311 - The World of the Ancient Maya, 3 credits
  • Anthro 420 - Power and Ideology in Archaeology, 3 credits
  • Anthro 421 - Cities in the Ancient World, 3 credits
  • Anthro 425 - Hunter-Gatherer Lifeways: Past and Present, 3 credits
  • Anthro 465 - Historic Preservation in Archaeology, 3 credits
  • Anthro 466 - Historical Archaeology, 3 credits
  • Anthro 501 - Archaeology of Death, 3 credits
  • Anthro 525 - Zooarchaeology: Analysis of Faunal Remains,* 3 credits
  • Anthro 535 - Analysis of Archaeological Ceramics,* 3 credits
  • Anthro 565 - Seminar in Regional Archaeology: (Subtitle), 3 credits
  • Anthro 636 - Geochronology, 3 credits

Ethnology and Related Sociocultural Subjects

  • Anthro 302 - Anthropology and Popular Culture, 3 credits
  • Anthro 314 - American Indian Societies and Cultures, 3 credits
  • Anthro 315 - Peoples and Cultures of Mexico and Central America
  • Anthro 320 - Peoples and Cultures of Africa, 3 credits
  • Anthro 322 - Europe in Anthropological Perspective, 3 credits
  • Anthro 325 - Japanese Culture and Society, 3 credits
  • Anthro 326 - Peoples and Cultures of South Asia, 3 credits
  • Anthro 328 - Comparative Studies of Music, Race, and Gender in Nationalism, 3 credits
  • Anthro 335 - American Indians of the Southeast, 3 credits
  • Anthro 340 - Cultures of Online Games and Virtual Worlds, 3 credits
  • Anthro 349 - Seminar in Ethnography and Cultural Processes, 3 credits
  • Anthro 351 - Anthropological Theories of Religion, 3 credits
  • Anthro 354 - Anthropology of Art, 3 credits
  • Anthro 355 - Globalization, Culture, and Environment, 3 credits
  • Anthro 400 - Human Sociobiology, 3 credits
  • Anthro 431 - Urban Anthropology, 3 credits
  • Anthro 440 - Medical Anthropology, 3 credits
  • Anthro 441 - Nature, Knowledge, and Technoscience in Anthropological Perspective, 3 credits
  • Anthro 442 - Humanitarianism in Global Perspective, 3 credits
  • Anthro 443 - Medicine and Pharmaceuticals in the Global Age, 3 credits
  • Anthro 445 - Psychological Anthropology, 3 credits
  • Anthro 446 - The Child in Different Cultures, 3 credits
  • Anthro 447 - The Global Politics of Human Rights, 3 credits
  • Anthro 448 - Cultural and Human Ecology, 3 credits
  • Anthro 449 - The Human Economy, 3 credits
  • Anthro 450 - Political Anthropology, 3 credits
  • Anthro 540 - Applications of Anthropology, 3 credits
  • Anthro 543 - Cross-Cultural Study of Religion, 3 credits
  • Anthro 544 - Religious Giving in Anthropological Perspective, 3 credits

Linguistic anthropology

  • Anthro 361 - Applications in Linguistic Anthropology, 3 credits
  • Anthro 362 - System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction, 3 credits
  • Anthro 366 - Seminar in Aspects of Linguistic Anthropology
  • Anthro 570 - Issues in Bilingualism, 3 credits

Methods Courses

  • Anthro 497 - Study Abroad: "Peru, Past and Present - Archaeological Perspective" subtitle,* 1-12 credits
  • Anthro 525 - Zooarchaeology: Analysis of Faunal Remains,* 3 credits
  • Anthro 535 - Analysis of Archaeological Ceramics,* 3 credits
  • Anthro 560 - Introduction to Research Methods in Anthropology,* 3 credits
  • Anthro 561 - Techniques and Problems in Ethnography, 3 credits
  • Anthro 562 - Techniques and Problems in Archaeology, 3 credits
  • Anthro 566 - Archaeological Analysis and Report Preparation: (Subtitle),* 3 or 6 credits
  • Anthro 567 - Archaeological Field School, 3 or 6 credits
  • Anthro 568 - Introduction to Anthropological Statistics, 3 credits


* These courses may satisfy two, but no more than two, requirements. However, students must take additional Anthro credits to reach a total of 36.

ALL MAJORS MUST COMPLETE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING (SATISFIES THE L&S RESEARCH REQUIREMENT):

  • Anthro 401 - Primate Populations,* 3 credits
  • Anthro 497 - Study Abroad: "Peru, Past and Present - Archaeological Perspective" subtitle,* 1-12 credits
  • Anthro 525 - Zooarchaeology: Analysis of Faunal Remains,* 3 credits
  • Anthro 535 - Analysis of Archaeological Ceramics,* 3 credits
  • Anthro 560 - Introduction to Research Methods in Anthropoplogy,* 3 credits
  • Anthro 566 - Archaeological analysis and Report Preparation: (Subtitle),* 3 credits

* These courses may satisfy two, but no more than two, requirements. However, students must take additional Anthro credits to reach a total of 36.



GPA REQUIREMENTS:

Students majoring in anthropology must earn a GPA of 2.500 or better in anthropology courses taken at UWM. In addition, the College requires that students attain a 2.500 or better GPA in all anthropology courses, including transfer work.