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International Studies - Anthropology

Major Requirements

Language Requirement

International Studies majors are required to demonstrate basic proficiency in a modern foreign language. This can be accomplished in one of the following ways:

International Studies Core Courses (3 courses)

All courses are 4-units, upper-division and must be taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

Disciplinary Focus (8 courses)

All eight (8) courses must be 4 units, upper-division and taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

At least one (1) of the eight (8) upper-division courses must be selected from the following:

  • ANTH 101. Foundations of Social Complexity
  • ANTH 102. Human Evolution
  • ANTH 103. Sociocultural Anthropology

Remaining seven (7) courses selected from the following series:

  • ANAR. Archaeology
  • ANSC. Sociocultural Anthropology
  • Maximum of 2 ANBI. Biological Anthropology courses by petition

Interdisciplinary Elective Courses (3 courses)

All three (3) courses must be upper-division, 4 units and taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

Course Pre-requisites: Students are responsible for meeting all departmental pre-requisite courses.  Please refer to the General Catalog for additional information.

Regional Requirement

Three (3) of the eleven (11) Disciplinary Focus and Interdisciplinary Elective courses must focus on one region.

  • Note: This requirement is an overlap requirement comprised of courses that count for both the Disciplinary Focus or Interdisciplinary Elective courses and the Regional Requirement.
  • Regional Requirement courses may come all from within the Disciplinary Focus, Interdisciplinary Electives, or a combination of the two.
  • Possible regions include: Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America or the Middle East.

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