Northern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

Anthropology Majors

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Anthropology

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Degree Requirements: B.A. – Anthropology

If a particular course has a prerequisite that is not listed as part of the major requirements, then the prerequisite is given in italics below the course for which it is a prerequisite. These prerequisites are not included in the program totals in the table below, but they must be completed IN ADDITION TO other program requirements.


ANT 100

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology



-- OR --

ANT 100H

Honors Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANT 110

Introduction to Archaeology




Courses in Anthropology

ANT 202

Introduction to Physical Anthropology


ANT 202L

Introduction to Physical Anthropology Laboratory


ANT 210

Introduction to Archaeological Methods and Theory


ANT 275

Language and Culture


ANT 312

Social Organization


ANT 328

Contemporary Issues in Anthropology


ANT 401

Culture Theory



-- OR --

ANT 410

Archaeological Theory

ANT 480

Anthropology Capstone


Topical – select two courses from the following, at least one of which must be 300 level:

ANT 114

Great Archaeological Sites


ANT 201

World Cultures

ANT 231

Modern American Indians

ANT 301

World Patterns of Race and Ethnicity

ANT 311

Museums in Contemporary Society

ANT 318

Prehistoric Ecology

ANT 320

Religion and Culture

ANT 321

Medical Anthropology

ANT 330

Women, Gender, and Culture

ANT 331

Women in Prehistory

ANT 336

Historical Archaeology

ANT 345

Environmental Anthropology

ANT 350

North American Archaeology

ANT 352

Archaeology of Mesoamerica

ANT 358

Art and Culture

ANT 370

Celtic Europe

ANT 371

Psychological Anthropology

ANT 372

Peasant Societies

ANT 374

Celtic and Viking Archaeology

ANT 375

Anthropology of Aging

ANT 380

Origins of Civilization

ANT 381

European Archaeology

ANT 382

Visual Anthropology

ANT 386

Economy, Wealth and Culture

ANT 392

Research: Archaeology

ANT 394

Topics: Anthropology

Ethnographic – select two courses from the following, at least one of which must be 300 level:

ANT 230

North American Indians


ANT 245

Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean

ANT 270

Native Australia and Oceania

ANT 309

Peoples of Africa

ANT 360

Mesoamerican Indians

ANT 385

Peoples of East and Southeast Asia

Field Methods – select one course from the following:


ANT 396

Museum Internship


ANT 308

Cultural Resource Management

ANT 315

Archaeological Excavation Methods

ANT 325

Applied Anthropology

ANT 340

Ethnographic Methods and Research

ANT 365

Ethnographic Field Methods

Laboratory Methods – select one course from the following:

ANT 307

Museum Methods


ANT 342

Quantitative Methods in Anthropology

ANT 355

Archaeology Laboratory Analysis



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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

The Catalog

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University Accreditation

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Program Offerings

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Academic Program Opportunities

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Course Descriptions

Course Description Notes

Accounting Courses (ACC)

Anthropology Courses (ANT)

Arabic Courses (ARI)

Art Courses (ART)

Astronomy Courses (AST)

Athletic Training Program Courses (ATP)

Biological Sciences Courses (BIO)

Business Informatics Courses (BIS)

Black Studies Courses (BLS)

Business Courses (BUS)

College of Arts and Sciences Courses (CAS)

Cooperative Education Courses (CEP)

Chemistry Courses (CHE)

Chinese Courses (CHI)

Cinema Studies Courses (CIN)

Computer Information Technology Courses (CIT)

Construction Management Courses (CMGT)

Communication Studies Courses (CMST)

Communication Courses (COM)

Counseling Courses (COU)

Computer Science Courses (CSC)

Career and Technical Education Courses (CTE)

Dance Courses (DAN)

Data Science Courses (DSC)

Economics Courses (ECO)

Education – Special Education Courses (EDS)

Education Courses (EDU)

Engineering Technology Courses (EGT)

Electronic Media and Broadcasting Courses (EMB)

English Courses (ENG)

English Developmental Courses (ENGD)

Entrepreneurship Courses (ENTP)

Environmental Science Courses (ENV)

Finance Courses (FIN)

Financial Literacy Courses (FLC)

French Courses (FRE)

Geography Courses (GEO)

German Courses (GER)

Geology Courses (GLY)

Health Education Courses (HEA)

Health Informatics Courses (HIN)

History Courses (HIS)

Honors Courses (HNR)

Human Resource Management Courses (HRM)

Health Science Courses (HSC)

Human Services/Mental Health Courses (HSR)

Informatics Courses (INF)

International Programs Courses (INTL)

Integrative Studies Courses (IST)

Italian Courses (ITA)

Journalism Courses (JOU)

Japanese Courses (JPN)

Criminal Justice Courses (JUS)

Kinesiology Courses (KIN)

Korean Courses (KOR)

Learning Assistance Program Courses (LAP)

Latin Courses (LAT)

Organizational Leadership Courses (LDR)

Library Informatics Courses (LIN)

Developmental Mathematics Courses (MAHD)

Mathematics Courses (MAT)

Medieval Studies Courses (MDS)

Management Courses (MGT)

Media Informatics Courses (MIN)

Marketing Courses (MKT)

Military Science Courses (MSC)

Music Courses (MUS)

Neuroscience Courses (NEU)

Nursing Registered Professional Courses (NRP)

Nursing Baccalaureate Courses (NRS)

Public Administration Courses (PAD)

Physical Education Courses (PHE)

Philosophy Courses (PHI)

Physics Courses (PHY)

Popular Culture Courses (POP)

Public Relations Courses (PRE)

Political Science Courses (PSC)

Psychology Courses (PSY)

Radiologic Science Courses (RAD)

Reading Workshop Courses (RDG)

Religious Studies Courses (REL)

Respiratory Care Courses (RSP)

Russian Courses (RUS)

Integrated Sciences Courses (SCI)

Sociology Courses (SOC)

Sports Business Courses (SPB)

Spanish Courses (SPI)

Statistics Courses (STA)

Social Work Courses (SWK)

Theatre Courses (TAR)

University Programs Courses (UNV)

Women's and Gender Studies Courses (WGS)

World Languages Courses (WLL)

University Administration


Emeritus Faculty


Kentucky Residency