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ANTH 300. General Anthropology. 3 Hours AE42/GE3H/GE3S / S.

A more intensive treatment of the content of ANTH 100. Not open to students who have had ANTH 100. LEC.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Anthropology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/anthropology/ba-bgs/

The Anthropology Department at the University of Kansas Anthropologists are concerned with the origin, history, and future of the human species. Our mission is to further our understanding of past and present human societies in their cultural, biological, and environmental contexts. As flows of people, ideas, money, and goods are crossing borders at unprecedented speeds, we are encountering human diversity now, more than ever before. The discipline provides students the knowledge and skills they will need to navigate these complex, multicultural, and rapidly changing worlds. Because we study what it is to be human, the field is one of the most wide-ranging of the academic disciplines. There are four main subdisciplines of anthropology: Archaeology is concerned with studying the human past based on the material culture left behind. Biological or physical anthropology is concerned with human evolution and variation. Linguistic anthropology focuses on the relationship between language and culture, as well as the documentation of the history and evolution of languages over time and across space. Cultural anthropology is concerned with the many ways humans organize themselves to live together, questioning past and present patterns of meaning and power relationships on local and global scales. Anthropologists across all of the subdisciplines apply holistic, comparative, and evolutionary perspectives and a range of methodologies in their research. We are committed to fieldwork and the application of this knowledge to helping people better understand one another. Why Study Anthropology? Students have many reasons for wanting to major in anthropology. Some are curious about the origins of the human species. Others are fascinated the diversity of human experiences in ancient and modern periods. Some students intend to pursue international careers, where they will use languages and work in cultural contexts very different from those in which they were raised. Others plan to work in museums collecting and curating human cultural resources. Some wish to pursue graduate training in one of the field’s subdisciplines, while others seek to use their anthropological training as preparation for professional schools, including law, medicine, public health, journalism, business, and engineering. There are many professions where the broad scientific, humanistic, and multicultural knowledge available through the study of anthropology can be useful—in education, healthcare, law, social work, business, human resources, public affairs, cultural resource management, or laboratory research. Anthropological Research Opportunities at KU Laboratory of Biological Anthropology (LBA):  Founded in 1975, the LBA was established as a research center of the University of Kansas. The LBA has supported graduate and undergraduate student research in biological anthropology, human genetics, and genetic epidemiology. Archaeological Research Center:  Located in historic Spooner Hall on the main campus, the archaeology laboratory offers research space and support to Anthropology faculty and graduate students, Archaeology staff, Museum Studies interns, affiliate curators and research associates and visiting scholars. Field Schools:  Anthropology faculty offer field schools in archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. Undergraduates and graduate students have conducted independent and collaborative research in the United States, including Alaska; Mexico, Central, and South America; sub-Saharan Africa; and Asia.  For specific questions about our program, please contact us : The University of Kansas Department of Anthropology Undergraduate Program 1415 Jayhawk Blvd., 622 Fraser Hall Lawrence, KS 66045 E-mail:  kuanthro@ku.edu Phone: (785) 864-2630 Fax: (785) 864-5224 http://anthropology.ku.edu/overview-ba-anthropology

Minor in Anthropology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/anthropology/minor/

The Anthropology Department at the University of Kansas Anthropologists are concerned with the origin, history, and future of the human species. Our mission is to further our understanding of past and present human societies in their cultural, biological, and environmental contexts. As flows of people, ideas, money, and goods are crossing borders at unprecedented speeds, we are encountering human diversity now, more than ever before. The discipline provides students the knowledge and skills they will need to navigate these complex, multicultural, and rapidly changing worlds. Because we study what it is to be human, the field is one of the most wide-ranging of the academic disciplines. There are four main subdisciplines of anthropology: Archaeology is concerned with studying the human past based on the material culture left behind. Biological or physical anthropology is concerned with human evolution and variation. Linguistic anthropology focuses on the relationship between language and culture, as well as the documentation of the history and evolution of languages over time and across space. Cultural anthropology is concerned with the many ways humans organize themselves to live together, questioning past and present patterns of meaning and power relationships on local and global scales. Anthropologists across all of the subdisciplines apply holistic, comparative, and evolutionary perspectives and a range of methodologies in their research. We are committed to fieldwork and the application of this knowledge to helping people better understand one another. Why Study Anthropology? Students have many reasons for wanting to major in anthropology. Some are curious about the origins of the human species. Others are fascinated the diversity of human experiences in ancient and modern periods. Some students intend to pursue international careers, where they will use languages and work in cultural contexts very different from those in which they were raised. Others plan to work in museums collecting and curating human cultural resources. Some wish to pursue graduate training in one of the field’s subdisciplines, while others seek to use their anthropological training as preparation for professional schools, including law, medicine, public health, journalism, business, and engineering. There are many professions where the broad scientific, humanistic, and multicultural knowledge available through the study of anthropology can be useful—in education, healthcare, law, social work, business, human resources, public affairs, cultural resource management, or laboratory research. Anthropological Research Opportunities at KU Laboratory of Biological Anthropology (LBA):  Founded in 1975, the LBA was established as a research center of the University of Kansas. The LBA has supported graduate and undergraduate student research in biological anthropology, human genetics, and genetic epidemiology. Archaeological Research Center:  Located in historic Spooner Hall on the main campus, the archaeology laboratory offers research space and support to Anthropology faculty and graduate students, Archaeology staff, Museum Studies interns, affiliate curators and research associates and visiting scholars. Field Schools:  Anthropology faculty offer field schools in archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. Undergraduates and graduate students have conducted independent and collaborative research in the United States, including Alaska; Mexico, Central, and South America; sub-Saharan Africa; and Asia.  For specific questions about our program, please contact us : The University of Kansas Department of Anthropology Undergraduate Program 1415 Jayhawk Blvd., 622 Fraser Hall Lawrence, KS 66045 E-mail:  kuanthro@ku.edu Phone: (785) 864-2630 Fax: (785) 864-5224 http://anthropology.ku.edu/overview-ba-anthropology  

BGS in Anthropology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/anthropology/ba-bgs/BGS-in-Anthropology/

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Anthropology. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website .

Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-human-biology/

...following: ANTH 542 Biology of Human Nutrition ANTH...from junior/senior courses (300+) in the major...

Bachelor of Science in Education

http://catalog.ku.edu/education/curriculum-teaching/bs-education/

...ANTH 160 The Varieties of Human Experience ( ANTH...of Kansas 3 HIST (300 level or higher...

Bachelor of Arts in Global and International Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/global-international-studies/ba/

...or ANTH 308 Fundamentals of Cultural Anthropology ANTH...semester proficiency language requirement (300 level or above...

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Classical Antiquity

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/classics/ba-bgs-classical-antiquity/

..._____ ANTH 418 Summer Archaeological Field Work ANTH...300+) in the major. Major Junior/Senior (300...

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/humanities/ba/

...300-level or above may also serve as major electives with HUM advisor approval: ANTH...

Minor in Human Sexuality

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/women-gender-sexuality-studies/minor-human-sexuality/

...at the junior/senior (300+) level or higher...and the Body WGSS/ANTH 325 Language, Gender...

Minor in Jewish Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/jewish-studies/minor/

...of 9 junior/senior (300+) hours of KU...3000 Year History) 3 ANTH 465 Genocide and...

Minor in Latino/a Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/american-studies/minor/

...as the topic changes) ANTH 562 Mexamerica LAA...minor. Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours Satisfied by...

Minor in Peace and Conflict Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/humanities/minor/

...courses listed above: 6 ANTH 465 Genocide and...of 9 junior/senior (300+) hours of KU...

Minor in Leadership Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/institute-leadership-studies/leadership-studies-minor/

...Ethnic and Racial Relations ANTH 376 North American...hours of junior/senior (300+) hours of KU...